Sumner, Thomas R.(born: 1949)
Born in Louisville, KY, Thomas R. Sumner is a graduate of the University of Illinois and John Marshall Law School. Since 1988, he has been an associate judge in the Illinois Circuit Court. Sumner was a trial attorney with the Cook County Public Defenders Office from 1978-1982 and was a partner with Sumner and Smith from 1982-1988. He was president of the more than 700 member Cook County Bar Association. For more see L. Sweet, "Orbach, 12 others appointed judges," Chicago Sun-Times, 06/04/1988, News section, p. 14; and Who's Who Among African Americans, 1980-2006.