Marshall J. Hartman, '57: Winner of a 2017 Illinois State Bar Association Laureate Award

After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School, Marshall J. Hartman began his remarkable career when he was hired as the only lawyer probation officer at the Juvenile Court of Cook County. He was promoted to assistant to the presiding judge of the juvenile court and ultimately head of the legal department.

Mr. Hartman moved to the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender, where he became administrator of the appeals division and successfully argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He drafted legislation that would ultimately create the Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender (OSAD). He later served as executive director of the Criminal Defense Consortium of Cook County and was general counsel and project director for the National Defender Institute in Washington, D.C.

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