Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Andrea Michele Buford. I am a judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. I could tell you about my stellar credentials; tell you that I was found highly qualified; recommended and/or qualified by all of the bar associations who reviewed my credentials; I could tell you that I was further screened by a special committee of the Illinois Supreme Court and as a result I was appointed to the bench by Justice Mary Jane Theis of the Illinois Supreme Court; I could tell you that I have been slated by the Democratic Party; that I have 27 years of litigation experience, but you can read about that on this site.

Today I want you to know me as a person and what I pledge to do if I am allowed to continue the privilege of serving as a judge for the people of Cook County. Personally I have been very active in the community. I have served as the President of the Cook County Bar Association. I have served as the President of the Cook County Bar Association Foundation. I have served on numerous boards and committees. I have served as a “Principal for the Day, “I have mentored students, I have raised funds for scholarships. I oversee a pro bono legal clinic providing free advice and consultation on issues of concern to individuals; I serve as the Chair of the Economic Development Committee for the Southside NAACP where I spearheading a series of workshops on economic development issues.

As a judge I am and pledge to continue to be respectful, fair, honest and prepared. If you have a matter before me, you will leave the bench knowing that your position was heard, understood and considered, win or lose. Should you lose you will do so with the full belief that I made the right decision based upon the law and what was presented. I ask for your support and your vote in the upcoming primary on March 18, 2014 so that I can continue to serve.

If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a message on the website. I humbly ask for your support and your vote.


Andrea M. Buford
Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County

"Judge Buford is well regarded for her integrity, knowledge of the law, excellent demeanor,and administrative skills"

Chicago Bar Association

(Judge Buford) "is an exceptional candidate of character and legal skills."

Cook County Bar Association

(Judge Buford) “ is reported to have good legal ability, a good temperament, and a breadth of experience. She is considered to be hard-working and always well prepared."

Council of Lawyers