Bar Association Ratings (these are not endorsements)

Several bar associations participate in evaluations of judicial candidates after conducting background investigations and interviews. Peter Michael Gonzalez has been evaluated by these bar associations on multiple occasions. The following ratings were issued in 2017:


Chicago Bar Association ---- Qualified

Illinois State Bar Association ---- Qualified

Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois ---- Highly Recommended

Decalogue Society of Lawyers ---- Recommended

Women's Bar Association of Illinois ---- Recommended

Cook County Bar Association ---- Recommended

Black Women's Law Association of Greater Chicago ---- Recommended

Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois ---- Recommended

Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area ---- Qualified

Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois ---- Recommended 

Lesbian & Gay Bar Association of Chicago ---- Not evaluated through no fault of the candidate



"Peter Michael Gonzalez is 'Qualified' for the office of Circuit Court Judge. Mr. Gonzalez was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1994 and is a sole practitioner concentrating in criminal defense matters. Mr. Gonzalez has extensive trial and bench experience and possesses the requisite qualifications to serve as a Circuit Court Judge."

                         Chicago Bar Association - 8/16/2017