Judicial Evaluations

Judge Cleary has been given positive evaluations by every bar association which evaluates judges.

Born and raised in the area, Judge Cleary is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He and his wife Pattie, who was raised in Edison Park and attended Resurrection High School, have been married for 25 years and have four children. They are members of St. Catherine LaBoure Catholic Church in Glenview and volunteer with numerous charitable and community organizations.

Asian American Bar Association - QUALIFIED
Black Women Lawyers’ Association - RECOMMENDED
Chicago Council of Lawyers - QUALIFIED
Cook County Bar Association - RECOMMENDED
Decalogue Society of Lawyers - RECOMMENDED
Hellenic Bar Association - RECOMMENDED
Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois - QUALIFIED
Illinois State Bar Association - RECOMMENDED
Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago - RECOMMENDED
Northwest Suburban Bar Association - RECOMMENDED
Puerto Rican Bar Association - RECOMMENDED
Women’s Bar Association - RECOMMENDED

Legal resource guide Martindale-Hubbell conducted a strenuous peer review and awarded Judge Cleary a finding of “AV Preeminent” which is the pinnacle of professional excellence and “the highest rating possible in both legal ability and legal ethics reflecting the confidential opinions of the bar and judiciary.”