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Hon. Darryl B. Simko

Title/s:  Associate Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois


Darryl B. Simko is an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Simko served as a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Appeals Bureau of the Office of the Attorney General of Illinois and, prior to that, as an Assistant in the Criminal Appeals Bureau of the Office. Judge Simko is a former law clerk to Illinois Supreme Court Justice Charles E. Freeman. He has also served in clerkships in the Illinois Appellate Court and the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. He is the author of Updating the Standard of Review for Petitions to Vacate Final Judgments, 86 Ill. B.J. 1 (1998), and Of Public Pensions, State Constitutional Contract Protection, and Fiscal Constraint, 69 Temp. L. Rev. 3 (1996).


BBA cum laude, Notre Dame, 1982
JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1985

Program Areas

Legal Writing
Introduction to the Case Study Method and the Basics of Legal Writing