Running for:

1st Subcircuit judge of the Cook County Judicial Circuit Court in Illinois

Current Position:

1st Subcircuit judge of the Cook County Judicial Circuit Court in Illinois

Party Affiliation:

Democrat

Tyria Walton

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Illinois

Tyria Walton has served for over 20 years as an assistant public defender in the law office of the Cook County Public Defender, with a primary focus in first-degree murder defense. Over the past year, she has won her clients six not guilty verdicts in murder trials. Walton earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Juris Doctor from the Loyola University School of Law. Her professional associations include the Illinois State Bar Association, the Capital Litigation Trial Bar, the Cook County Bar Association, the Civil Rights Black Women Lawyers Association, and the Community Service National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.