Title/s: Assistant State’s Attorney
Johanne Verpil-Greer is currently as an assistant state’s attorney with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. She is currently assigned to the misdemeanor and traffic division for the Sixth District-South Suburbs. In her role she manages a court call with upwards to two hundred people listed on the call and prepares matters for litigation. Prior to this role, she was an assistant attorney general at the Illinois Commerce Commission. In that role, she represented the Illinois Commerce Commission in state and federal appellate and supreme court cases where the Commission was a party, or the Commission’s final order was being challenged. Additionally, Johanne started her legal career, as attorney for the Illinois State’s Attorney Appellate Prosecutor Office for the Second District of Illinois. In that role, she composed appellate briefs, represented the State in oral arguments and advised assistant state’s attorneys regarding trial level issues.
Johanne received her J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in 2014. As a law student, she was a member of the Frederick Douglas Moot Court Team, Treasurer for the Black Law Students Association, and participated in the Health Justice and Life after Innocence Clinic. During her last year at Loyola, she also served as a judicial extern for Honorable Judge Prendergast Rooney in the Circuit Court of Cook County Chancery Division and externed at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office: Criminal Appeals Division. While is law school Johanne was the recipient of the Public Interest Legal Initiative Scholarship and the Illinois Judicial Counsel Scholarship.
Johanne earned her BA in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison while also a member of the Women’s Track and Field Team.
BA, English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010
JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2014