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Laura Ayala-Gonzalez

Endorsed Democrat for Judge

Raised to be an Advocate for Justice

I was born to a single immigrant mother and raised in Texas. Despite the hardships we faced, my mother and grandparents raised me to appreciate all that we had. They instilled in me a sense of giving back and encouraged me to become a lawyer so that I could be an advocate for good. We moved to Melrose Park when I was six years old.  I continued to travel to Mexico to visit my extended family until I was 15 years old.  It was during these travels that I witnessed many injustices to friends and relatives who, despite their pleas for help, were left to languish in their own despair.  For them, justice was a concept only realized in fiction, while their reality was suffering and corruption.  The unexplained and uninvestigated disappearances of so many women and children ignited the passion in me to go to law school and fight for victims of violent crimes

 

I am the first in my family to 🎓finish high school, 🏫graduate from college, and obtain a ⚖️law degree.

 

Over the past 16 years as an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, I have tried hundreds of bench and jury trials. I am proud to be the advocate for good protecting victims from crimes.

Some of my assignments in the State’s Attorney’s Office include Child Support, Criminal Appeals, Abuse and Neglect of Children, Juvenile Delinquency, Felony Review, Felony Trial Division, Complex Homicide/Gang Unit, and Deputy Supervisor in the Felony Review Unit. 

Currently, I am a Supervisor in the Felony Trial Division and oversee 6 felony courtrooms at the George N. Leighton Courthouse.  I train, supervise, mentor, and evaluate 18 felony ASAs.

My authenticity, integrity, and compassion have been constant guides in my judicial journey.  A journey that would not be possible without my ❤️husband and my ❤️ sons, 21,16, and 13 years of age, to keep me anchored.

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