MEET JUDICIAL CANDIDATE
TIFFANY N. BROOKS, ESQ.
ATTORNEY TIFFANY BROOKS is a dedicated public servant with a professional background in Government, Law, Banking and Finance, Real Estate, and Social Services expanding over 20 years. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Loyola University and her J.D. from the John Marshall Law School.
Attorney Brooks was also an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern Illinois University’s Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies. She has practiced both civil and criminal law and is known to be a contract specialist. Currently Attorney Brooks holds the position of General Counsel for the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
ATTORNEY BROOKS ran for political office in 2015, successfully becoming a candidate for the City of Chicago’s 5th Ward Aldermanic ballot. The 5th Ward includes the South Shore, Woodlawn, Hyde Park, and Greater Grand Crossing communities.
BANKING AND FINANCIAL INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
Prior to running for office, she served South Shore and the surrounding communities, including but not limited to Woodlawn, Englewood, Bronzeville/Gap area, Washington Park, etc., for more than 10 years assisting families to attain the dream of homeownership at ShoreBank and served as Legal Counsel for its successor, Urban Partnership Bank. During her tenure at the Bank she remained active with the communities she served by volunteering for the following committees: SBK scholarship committee for CPS high school students; SBK mentoring committee for CPS high school students and graduates; Working In The Schools (WITS); and CPS Principal for a Day.
SERVICE TO THE CITY OF CHICAGO
After running for Alderman, Attorney Brooks was requested to come to work for the City of Chicago under the leadership of Alderman Howard B. Brookins, Jr. She served the citizens of the City of Chicago in various positions for 6 ½ years, with her last position being Assistant Commissioner for the Dept. of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, working with businesses across the City.
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFLIATIONS
Attorney Brooks is a member of the Bar for the State of Illinois, the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the American Bar, the Cook County Bar, the Chicago Bar, the Illinois State Bar, and the Black Women Lawyers Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Professional Women’s Network; a Board Member for the South Side Community Federal Credit Union; a Board member for the Education for Excellence Scholarship Foundation; and a Board member for Holy Trinity True Divine Temple for more than 15 years.