Hon. Colleen McSweeney Moore

Hon. Colleen McSweeney Moore

Palos Heights, Illinois
COLLEEN McSWEENEY MOORE formed McSweeney Moore Law Offices in 2011 after retiring as a Circuit Court Judge in Cook County. She was a Circuit Court Judge in Cook County from 1994-2011. Judge McSweeney Moore was a Supervising Judge in the Criminal Division hearing all felony cases from simple drug possession to capital murder. She completed her career in the Bridgeview Courthouse, presiding over felony cases as well as DUI and traffic offenses. She presided over thousands of criminal cases as a Judge. Prior to becoming a Judge, Colleen McSweeney Moore was a prosecutor with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. She was the first woman Supervisor of the 6th Municipal District in the Markham Courthouse, and the first woman Supervisor of the Traffic Division. She tried hundreds of cases as a prosecutor.

COLLEEN McSWEENEY MOORE has spent over 30 years in the criminal justice field. Her expertise in the field is recognized not only by her time on the bench and as a former prosecutor, but also as a lecturer and trainer of fellow judges, attorneys and law students.

COLLEEN McSWEENEY MOORE will utilize her vast array of knowledge in defense of your criminal, DUI or traffic case.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • DUI
  • Traffic Cases

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1982


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 1982
    • Honors: President, Women’s Law Caucus
  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Honors: President, Scott Hall Council Judicial Board

Honors and Awards

  • Colleen McSweeney Moore: Selected by invitation only by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers for the year 2015.
  • First woman Supervisor of the 6th Municipal District in the Markham Courthouse
  • First woman Supervisor of the Traffic Division

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys - NACDL
  • Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys - IACDL
  • Southwest Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • The Women’s Criminal Defense Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • State of Illinois Circuit Court, Cook County Judicial Circuit, Residential Subcircuit Judge
  • Circuit Court Judge in Cook County, 1994 - 2011
  • Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Prosecutor, 1983 - 1994

Previous Names

  • Colleen McSweeney

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McSweeney Moore Law Offices
12224 South Harlem Ave.
Palos Heights, IL 60463

Phone: 708-568-0474
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