Member Monday Profile: Hon. Celia Gamrath

Judge, Circuit Court Cook County, Chancery Division

I have been a judge since 2010. I am assigned currently to the Chancery Division.  Prior to becoming a judge, I was a law clerk in the Appellate Court and a partner with Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck, which focuses exclusively on family law.

Why Are You A Member of the WBAI?

I am a member of WBAI because I believe it its core mission: To promote the interests of women lawyers and advance the administration of justice.  WBAI is a great place to network with lawyers and judges, broaden your social circle, expand your mind, develop business, provide service opportunities, and introduce you to new ideas and ways you can help advance important causes legally, politically and legislatively. Whenever I attend a WBAI event, I am struck by the energy, influence and openness in the room, and I walk away inspired to do more.

What is your definition of “having it all?

“Having it All” means: Family, friendship, faith, fitness, fun, philanthropy, forward thinking, and a fulfilling career.

Tell Us Something Interesting About You.

My husband Rob Gamrath (Quarles & Brady) runs marathons.  My daughter and I stand on the sidelines to cheer him on, and to collect hundreds of pieces of discarded running gear to wash, bag and donate to community shelters in the neighborhood.  We coined this day of service, Gamrath’s Gathering.

 

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