Juliana Stratton, Esq. has over 20 years of experience as an attorney, mediator, arbitrator, administrative judge, and neutral for class action settlements. Most recently, she was the director of the Center for Public Safety and Justice (CPSJ) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently serves as State Representative of Illinois’ 5th Representative District and is J.B. Pritzker’s running mate in the upcoming campaign for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. In addition, she also teaches the negotiation skills module for Loyola University’s Mini-Executive MBA program and is a national trainer on procedural justice and conflict resolution. Juliana previously served as senior policy advisor to the Cook County Board President on matters relating to criminal and juvenile justice reform and as executive director of Cook County Justice for Children. She is a founding board member of the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center and serves on the boards of the Juvenile Protective Association and Public Allies-Chicago. Juliana is a restorative justice practitioner and trained peace circle keeper. She lives in the Bronzeville community and is a marathoner, triathlete, and mother of three daughters.
Dominic LoVerde joined Forde Law Offices after serving as a judicial law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Dominic works in both litigation and government affairs. He focuses on complex commercial disputes, including claims for breach of contract, violations of consumer protection statutes, product liability claims, plaintiff and defendant class actions, FOIA litigation, and sensitive government and regulatory disputes. Dominic also handles licensing and real estate matters for small businesses at the State and local level. Dominic is a Chicago native, remains actively involved in many civic and charitable organizations in Illinois, and received his law degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. During law school, Dominic was the President of Loyola’s Student Bar Association, served as a judicial extern in both State and Federal court, and worked in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Office of Legislative Counsel and Government Affairs.