Young Lawyers Section Lunch with a Judge


Judge Tommy BrewerJoin the Young Lawyers Section for the latest installment of Lunch with a Judgefeaturing Circuit Court of Cook County 6th Municipal District Presiding Judge Tommy Brewer. The Lunch with a Judge series strives to provide young lawyers with the unique opportunity to hear from a member of the bench in an intimate setting.

Date: October 30, 2020
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Zoom (link will be distributed to all registrants)


Click here to register: Free Member Event, No MCLE credit.

About Judge Brewer:
Tommy Brewer was born in Chicago and reared in public housing on Chicago’s Southside.  He is the product of Chicago public schools and is a graduate of Williams College and Northwestern School of Law.  He became deeply committed to public service after law school.  Tommy Brewer’s career includes service in the offices of the Cook County State’s Attorney, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In 1996, Attorney Brewer established his own criminal defense firm and quickly gained a reputation as one of the best litigators in the state.  As a noted trial attorney, he was frequently engaged by community and civic organizations to give lectures on various aspects of the criminal justice system.

In 2002, Attorney Brewer was one of four attorneys appointed as special prosecutors mandated to investigate allegations that members of the Chicago Police Department, led by Lieutenant Jon Burge, beat and tortured prisoners held in police custody during that late 1970’s and through the early 1990’s.

In November of 2010, Attorney Brewer was appointed Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County by the Illinois Supreme Court.  He is presently the Presiding Judge of the Sixth Municipal District in Markham, Illinois.

Judge Brewer is married (Drusilla) and is the father three children.