Tatia C. Gibbons Laforme

Title/s:  Chief Legal Counsel, Cook County Assessor



As Chief counsel, Ms. Gibbons advises the Cook County Assessor, leadership, and all departments on various legal issues that arise and oversees attorneys and employees.  She previously served as Director of Real Estate and Tax Services and counsel for the Cook County Clerk, and as an Assistant State’s Attorney and Supervisor in the Civil Bureau of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Ms. Gibbons has managed cases in the trial and appellate courts and has contributed as an adjunct professor since 2012.


BA, University of Illinois, 1990
JD with honors, The Ohio State University, 1994

Program Areas

Legal Writing

Courses Taught

Legal Writing