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Mel Richard Jiganti, American judge. Bar: Illinois 1956, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1961. Member of American Judicature Society, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (board managers 1976-1978), Illinois Judges Association (president 1986).

Background

Jiganti, Mel Richard was born on July 16, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Emil Henry and Elma Olga (Sorgani) Jiganti.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Notre Dame, 1954. Juris Doctor, DePaul University, 1956.

Career

Trial attorney Chicago Transit Authority, 1959—1961. Associate Petit, Olin, Overmyer & Fazio, Chicago, 1962. Trial judge Cook County, 1962—1976.

Appellate justice Ill Appellate Court, since 1976. Adjunct professor Loyola University School Law, Chicago, 1979—1992. With United States Army, 1956-1958.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1956, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1961.

Membership

Member of American Judicature Society, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (board managers 1976-1978), Illinois Judges Association (president 1986).

Connections

Married Mary Ann Fusco, June 23, 1956. Children: Therese, Mark, Jeanine, John, Paul.

father:
Emil Henry Jiganti

mother:
Elma Olga (Sorgani) Jiganti

spouse:
Mary Ann Fusco

children:
Therese Jiganti

Mark Jiganti

Jeanine Jiganti

John Jiganti

Paul Jiganti