Office of the Public Admistrator:
Biographical Sketch: David A. Epstein
David A. Epstein was appointed by Governor Pat Quinn in March 2014. A native Chicagoan, Mr. Epstein was born on LaSalle Street, raised in Hyde Park, and resides in Lincoln Park with his wife of 30+ years, Susan K. Gordy (Epstein).
Mr. Epstein is a proud graduate of Bret Harte School (of the CPS)(1956), the Laboratory High School (of the University of Chicago)(“U-High”)(1960), the University of Illinois (at Urbana-Champaign) (B.S. 1965)(Liberal Arts & Science, Chemistry), and the University of Illinois College of Law (J.D. 1968). He has also attended or taken courses at the University of Chicago (graduate school), Roosevelt University, the Illinois Institute of Technology and Cornell University, which treat him as an alumnus for contribution purposes.
An attorney by profession, Mr. Epstein has practiced law in Chicago and downstate since 1968, and has tried and argued cases in state and federal courts, including the Illinois Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is currently Of Counsel to Brown, Udell, Pomerantz & Delrahim, Ltd. in Lincoln Park in Chicago.
Mr. Epstein’s prior public service includes:
Illinois Legislative Staff Intern (1968-1969) (under House Minority Leader John P. Touhy);
(Elected to the Legislative Intern Hall of Fame, 2003)
Counsel, Democratic Staff, Illinois House of Representatives (1969-1982)
(Under Min. Leaders John P. Touhy, Clyde L. Choate, Michael J. Madigan)
Parliamentarian, Illinois House of Representatives (1975-1981)
(Under Speaker William A. Redmond)
Village Attorney, Village of Wheeling, Illinois (1977-1982)
Judge, Illinois Court of Claims (1993-2003)
(Appointed by Gov. Jim Edgar, retired by Gov. Rod Blogojevich)
|Illinois Public Administrators for Cook County||(years served)|
|Louis G. Apostol||1991-2003|
|Michael I. Bender||2004-2008|
|Nicholas G. Grapsas||2008-2013|
|David A. Epstein||2013-2017|