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Charles Petros Kocoras

Charles Petros Kocoras, American federal judge. Bar: Illinois 1969. With Army National Guard, 1961-1967. Member Chicago Bar Association, Federal Criminal Jury Instruction Committee 7th Circuit, Beta Alpha Psi.

Background

  • Kocoras, Charles Petros was born on March 12, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Petros K. and Constantina (Cordonis) Kocoras.

  • Education

    • Student, Wilson Junior College, 1958. Bachelor of Science, DePaul University, 1961. Juris Doctor, DePaul University, 1969.

    Career

    • Various positions Internal Revenue Service, Chicago, 1962-1969. Associate Bishop & Crawford, 1969-1971. 1st assistant United States attorney (northern district) Illinois United States Department Justice, Chicago, 1971-1977.

      Chairman Illinois Commerce Commission, 1977-1979. Partner Stone, McGuire, Benjamin and Kocoras, 1979-1980. Judge United States District Court (northern district) Illinois, 1980—2002, chief judge, 2002—2006, senior judge, since 2006.

      Adjunct professor trial practice, evening division John Marshall Law School, since 1975. With Illinois National Guard United States Army Reserve, 1961-1967.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1969.

    Religion

    Denomination: Greek Orthodox

    Membership

    With Army National Guard, 1961-1967. Member Chicago Bar Association, Federal Criminal Jury Instruction Committee 7th Circuit, Beta Alpha Psi.

    Connections

    • Married Grace L. Finlay, September 22, 1968. Children: Peter, John, Paul.
    • father: Petros K. Kocoras
    • mother: Constantina (Cordonis) Kocoras
    • spouse: Grace L. Finlay
    • children: Peter Kocoras
    • John Kocoras
    • Paul Kocoras
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    Born March 12, 1938
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