Judge Warren D. Wolfson joined DePaul's law faculty in July 2011, after serving as interim dean of the College of Law for two years. While dean, he worked with the faculty to help establish DePaul's Institute of Advocacy & Dispute Resolution, which guides curricular areas including dispute resolution and mediation, litigation skills and trial advocacy, field placement and moot court.
He brings a wealth of expertise garnered through a legal career that includes 33 years on the bench and extensive academic experience. He was appointed to the Circuit Court of Cook County in 1975, elected to a full term in 1976, and was retained in that position for five consecutive terms. In 1994, he was assigned to the Illinois Appellate Court, 1st District, where he served until joining DePaul. Prior to his career on the bench, he spent 18 years in criminal defense practice.
Judge Wolfson, co-author of Trial Evidence (4th ed., Aspen Publishers 2009) and Materials in Trial Advocacy (7th ed., Aspen Publishers 2011), also established and directed the highly respected trial advocacy program at Chicago-Kent College of Law from 1971 to 2009. During that time, he taught evidence and an advanced evidence seminar. Before joining Chicago-Kent, Judge Wolfson taught trial advocacy for 15 years at the University of Chicago and lectured for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
LLB, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; BS, University of Illinois, Chicago