Pam Saindon has been an attorney for 26 years.  She started her legal career as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable William Cousins, Jr. of the Illinois Appellate Court and subsequently to the Honorable Charles Freeman of the Illinois Supreme Court.

After her distinguished clerkships, Pam was an attorney for the Chicago Housing Authority, where she worked in the Contracts, Litigation, and Housing Policy and Legislation Divisions.  Currently, she is a Principal Attorney for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District in the User Charge and Enforcement Division.  She previously practiced in the Employment, Environmental, and Real Estate Divisions.  Attorney Saindon has been an Adjunct Law Professor at the UIC John Marshall Law School for the past nine years, where she teaches legal writing.  

Pam Saindon Teaching at UIC John Marshall

Attorney Saindon is a graduate of Mother McAuley High School, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and DePaul College of Law.  Before becoming a lawyer, she was a conversational teacher in Japan, a kindergarten teacher, and a mental health specialist serving the Englewood community.  As a counselor, she provided individual and group counseling to teens.  She also facilitated a group for parents who had been required to attend parenting classes through the court system.  

To better serve those that she counseled, Pam took a course at The John Marshall Law School on Mental Health and the Law.  This experience encouraged her to become a lawyer to serve an even broader community. Attorney Saindon worked full time as a counselor while attending law school at night and taking care of her son, Jeff.

Pam Saindon and Husband at the Evergreen Park Parade

Attorney Saindon is very active with civil rights and civic organizations.  She is 2nd Vice President and Chair of the Political Action Committee for the NAACP Southside Branch.  She is also a member of the League of Women Voters, which educates the public on the democratic process, voting rights and other critical topics.

Pam Saindon’s swearing in ceremony for NAACP 2nd VP by Judge Evans

Attorney Saindon has focused her life and career on service to others and is prepared to serve Cook County as a fair, effective and independent Judge.  Through her counseling, legal experience, teaching, and social justice work, she has acquired the temperament and communications, analytical and legal skills necessary to serve as Judge representing our community.