Elect Judge Raymond Mitchell

Democrat for Appellate Court (Harris Vacancy)

Election Day is June 28, 2022

We filed over 20,000 voter signatures this morning to secure Ray’s place on the ballot!

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Judge Raymond W. Mitchell


Ray Mitchell has served as a trial judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County for over thirteen years. Currently, Ray sits in the Chancery Division, and before that, he sat in the Law Division. During his tenure on the bench, Ray has conducted innumerable bench and jury trials, hundreds of settlement conferences and hearings. In addition, Ray has written extensively including over 1,000 judicial opinions, and he has published several articles related to appeals.

In private practice, Ray was a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP where he specialized in appeals. He represented clients in a broad range of cases in state and federal reviewing courts across the country. He is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits. Ray has argued appeals in the Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois Appellate Court, and the United States Court of Appeals. Ray has also taught appellate advocacy at the Northwestern Law School.

Even at the beginning of his career, Ray was drawn to appellate work. Ray served as a law clerk to Judge James L. Ryan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and later served as a law clerk to Justice James D. Heiple on the Illinois Supreme Court.

A lifelong Chicagoan, Ray grew up in the Beverly-Morgan Park neighborhood on the southside and graduated from Brother Rice High School. For the last twenty-five years, he has lived in the Streeterville neighborhood on Chicago’s north lakefront.