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Lisette C. Mojica, J.D. is a 1994 graduate of Illinois Benedictine College, where she majored in Political Science with a Pre-Law concentration and minored in Literature and Communications. She is also a 1997 graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Mojica worked as a prosecutor and assistant state’s attorney at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office for 19 years, where she handled felony cases including crimes ranging from narcotics offenses to sexual assaults and murders. In 2016, she joined the Law Department at the City of Chicago, where she worked as the deputy supervisor and the city prosecutor. At the Law Department, she supervised over 30 attorneys in the Legal Information & Prosecutions Division, including traffic prosecutions at the Daley Center; City ordinance violations at five municipal branch courts; administrative notices of violation prosecutions at the Department of Administrative Hearings; and Freedom of Information Act litigation in Chancery Court.
In July 2018, Mojica was sworn in as an associate judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County. She currently sits in the Sixth Municipal District in Markham, Ill., where she has a floating assignment, including cases regarding traffic matters, parentage matters, domestic violence matters and misdemeanor cases.
She is active in the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois. She also regularly participates in Women Everywhere, an annual volunteer project that provides direct services to women and children in need, through the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.