Cook County Public Defender


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Amy P. Campanelli

Cook County Public Defender

Amy P. Campanelli was sworn in as the tenth Public Defender of Cook County on April 1, 2015. Amy’s appointment was the culmination of 27 years of representing the indigent accused. Amy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana and her Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is the second female to serve as the Public Defender.

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