Hon. Peter Flynn

Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago, IL

A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Peter Flynn practiced civil litigation (mostly complex business and commercial cases) for 30 years. He was appointed an Illinois Circuit Judge in 1999, elected in 2000, retained in 2006, and retained again in 2012. As a judge, he served for 2 ½ years in the Commercial Calendar section of the Cook County Circuit Court’s Law Division, and has served in the court’s Chancery Division since December 2002. He is a life member of the American Law Institute, and an Adviser on its Principles of the Law of Liability Insurance project. He is a founding member and past vice-chair and chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Commercial Litigation Committee. He teaches Illinois Civil Procedure at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He has been a panelist or speaker in numerous judicial and practitioner CLE programs, focusing most recently on e-discovery concerns and the related issues of information governance. He is a member of the Sedona Conference Judicial Advisory Board, a member of Sedona Working Group 1, and a strong (one might say relentless) proponent of the Sedona Cooperation Proclamation.