Jorge Cazares is a leading lawyer
Voted by his peers as one of the nation's top lawyers
Found "Qualified" to be judge by the Chicago Bar Association and recognized by his peers as a "role model, utmost professional, groundbreaker..."
Jorge is recognized for his "Extraordinary Service" by Loyola Law School for mentoring young lawyers while the Constitutional Rights Foundation acknowledges him for empowering local youth.
Jorge has practiced law for over 30 years. Through his "kindness, even-temper and extreme professionalism" Cazares has emerged as a standout lawyer with a wide range of legal capabilities and experience.
As the only Latino among 250 lawyers at a Chicago law firm, Jorge blazed trails for others before becoming the first Latino General Counsel for the Chicago Housing Authority.
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Putting My Experience
Jorge was born and raised in the City of Chicago. His parents immigrated to Chicago with only a grammar school education. Jorge is fluent in Spanish and grew up in the Pilsen neighborhood where he attended St. Pius V Elementary School before enrolling at St. Ignatius College Prep. Graduating with an honors diploma and near the top of his class, Jorge applied to and was accepted at Yale, Harvard, Stanford, University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois (Urbana). He chose to attend Yale where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. After graduating from Yale, he returned back home to Chicago to attend Loyola University of Chicago - School of Law where he was active member of Hispanics Organized for Legal Advancement (HOLA). He served as its president his third year. As president of HOLA, he spearheaded the organization’s first fundraising gala honoring Latino judges.
Following graduation, Jorge started his legal career at the global law firm of Altheimer & Gray where he was the only Latino lawyer in the 250-lawyer firm during his two-year stay. Mr. Cazares then joined the firm of Pugh, Jones & Hubbard, P.C. which later became Pugh Jones & Johnson, P.C. The firm grew to be one of the largest minority-owned and managed law firms in Chicago. His practice included the representation of clients in contract and business disputes, commercial litigation, employment discrimination, local governmental defense, civil rights defense, products liability, defamation, major personal injury defense, labor disputes and arbitrations, RICO, bankruptcy litigation, and commercial real estate litigation matters. Mr. Cazares has been married for over twenty-five years and has two sons, both raised to speak Spanish.