Judge Anthony C. Swanagan is found Qualified for the office of Circuit Court Judge by the Chicago Bar Association.  Judge Anthony C. Swanagan is recommended by the following bar associations:
  • Asian American Bar Association

  • Black Women Lawyers Association

  • Chicago Council of Lawyers

  • Cook County Bar Association

  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers

  • Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois

  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois

  • Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago

  • Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois​

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About Judge Anthony C. Swanagan

Judge Anthony C. Swanagan

Although Judge Anthony C. Swanagan serves all of Cook County's citizens, he is currently assigned to the Circuit Court's First Municipal District in Chicago's Daley Center and may serve assignment in any of the Court's other municipal districts (including courthouses in Bridgeview, Markham, Maywood, Rolling Meadows, or Skokie). Judge Anthony C. Swanagan has been appointed to a seat elected by voters of Cook County's south suburban 15th Subcircuit which includes parts of eight townships: Bloom, Bremen, Lemont, Orland, Palos, Rich, Thornton, and Worth.

Judge Anthony C. Swanagan is a lifelong resident of the Chicago area. He was raised on Chicago’s South Side and received a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. His civil litigation experience focused primarily on appellate practice, including oral arguments and presentation of briefs in the Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois Appellate Court.

As a corporate attorney for Covia Partnership and its successor, Galileo International, Inc., Judge Anthony C. Swanagan directed the entities' commercial litigation and national and international regulatory compliance, provided legal support for their human resources and employee benefits activities, and assisted in negotiation and documentation of their contracts and strategic transactions, ultimately leading to his promotion to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and member of Galileo's Board of Directors.

 Judge Anthony C. Swanagan has served as a law clerk for five judges of the Illinois Appellate Court and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the most recent six years in service to federal trial judges presiding over civil and criminal matters. In April of 2017, he was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the Circuit Court of Cook County and currently serves in the court's First Municipal District at Chicago's Daley Center. Judge Anthony C. Swanagan lives in south suburban Cook County with his wife and two daughters.