Judge Levander ''Van'' Smith, Jr. for Cook County Circuit Court Judge

Judge Levander “Van” Smith, Jr., at the
swearing-in ceremony on March 1, 2019

Judge Levander “Van” Smith, Jr., was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court. Judge Smith brings 26 years legal service to the bench, focusing most of his career fighting to protect children and families.

He has been found qualified or recommended by all evaluating bar
associations. Judge Smith is active in the community as food pantry volunteer, Lend-A-Hand Tutoring and as evaluator for High School Mock Trial Compettion.