Hon. Alan J. Greiman (Ret.)

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Hon. Alan J. Greiman (Ret.) served on the Illinois Appellate Court for 16 years, and was elected as Chair of the Executive Committee (Chief Judge) for 11 consecutive years. He is well regarded for his integrity, knowledge of the law, and fine temperament. Before coming to the Appellate Court, he served as Law Motion Judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County and presided over numerous jury trials in the Law Division.

He served in the Illinois General Assembly for 14 years and as Assistant Majority Leader for eight of those years. He was instrumental in negotiating significant issues before the legislature, such as construction of Cellular Park, the nation’s first law against age-based employment discrimination, public employee collective bargaining, Tort Reform Act of 1986, bill of rights for bank customers, anti-apartheid limitations on public pension funds, new investment practices for public pension funds, and due process procedures for Illinois administrative agencies.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

During his service on the Illinois Appellate Court, Justice Greiman
  • Developed a settlement process which has been approved by the Illinois Supreme Court, establishing a mediation program in the Illinois Appellate Court, First District
  • Mediated a number of significant cases
  • Worked to require the State Appellate Defender and Cook County Public Defender to take an appropriate number of cases and handle appeals in a prompt and expeditious manner
  • Chaired the Illinois Supreme Court Education Committee’s seminar on settlement procedures
  • Authored landmark opinions in Illinois on almost every topic of civil and criminal law

Representative Matters

  • More recently, he has mediated cases involving insurance claims and estate matters

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Recognized as one of the “500 Leading Judges in America” by Lawdragon Magazine, 2008
  • Chair, Illinois Supreme Court Education Committee’s seminar on settlement procedures
  • Lectured at bar association seminars dealing with motion practice, appellate court procedure, medical malpractice, and individual liberties
  • Lectured on medical malpractice to the National Health Care Debate, National Association of Pharmaceuticals, and Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; on banking law to the Consumer Federation of America; on tort reform to the Illinois Municipal League; on collaborative bargaining to the AFL-CIO Convention
  • Adjunct professor of law, taught course on legislation, John Marshall Law School

Background and Education

  • Judge, First District, Illinois Appellate Court, 1991-2008 (Chief Judge, 1997-2008)
  • Trial Judge, Cook County Circuit Court, 1987-1991
  • Illinois House of Representatives, 1974-1987 (Assistant Majority Leader, 1980-1987)
  • Private law practice, 1955-1987 (during some of the time as partner in a law firm, village prosecutor, and special counsel to a federal regulatory agency)
  • J.D., University of Illinois, 1955
  • B.S., University of Illinois, 1953

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