Jerry Barrido for Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County,
4th Judicial Subcircuit
About Jerry Barrido
Judge must be an example of integrity, impartiality, and independence because they are the foundation of our entire justice system. These are the qualities Jerry Barrido will bring to the position of Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. As a former Victim-Witness Coordinator with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, Jerry sympathized with the crippling loss of crime victims as they sought justice in the legal system. As a Cook County Assistant Public Defender, Jerry empathized with the fear and hopelessness of the indigent accused.
Jerry graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Jerry graduated from DePaul University Law School in 1999 and received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in International Protection of Human Rights. Jerry passed the Illinois bar examination and began his career with the Cook County Public Defender’s office. In short order in 2006, Jerry received a merit promotion as a Grade III Attorney allowing him to handle the most serious felony cases as lead attorney. In his career as an assistant public defender, Jerry developed a reputation as a hard-working and zealous yet professional advocate in the Traffic, First Municipal, Forensic Science, Juvenile Justice, and Maywood Felony Trial Divisions.
Jerry Barrido has been unanimously found “Qualified” or “Recommended” as Associate Judge or Circuit Court Judge by all reviewing bar associations. Jerry has tried over 250 cases including hundreds of other pre- and post-trial evidentiary motions and hearings, including complex litigation matters involving expert witnesses, DNA, and fingerprints. Jerry has authored a caselaw treatise, analyzing over a hundred statement suppression cases, for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Jerry has lectured for the Illinois State Bar Association, IICLE, and at various other seminars on topics such as motion practice, forensic science evidence, and cross-examination, in both Illinois and Wisconsin.
Jerry is married to his wife, attorney Maria Barrido, and they have two children who attend the University of Alabama on full merit scholarships. His daughter Lena is a chemistry/pre-medicine major, and his son Alex is studying finance. Jerry has lived in and been involved with the 4th judicial subcircuit community for the past 27 years. In addition to his volunteer work in the community, Jerry has coached little league baseball, junior basketball, and FIRST robotics competitions.
Chicago Council of Lawyers
“Jerry Barrido has extensive experience in criminal and juvenile law and has tried numerous bench and jury cases. Mr. Barrido is hardworking and well regarded for his knowledge of the law, diligence, and fairness.”
Chicago Bar Association
“Jerry Barrido has tried multiple criminal juries, including complex matters, and has substantial experience with mental health issues. He is considered to be a passionate and dedicated professional who is very knowledgeable about the law, with high character and integrity.”
Illinois State Bar Association