Sadia Covert is a successful and experienced attorney who has been elected twice to DuPage County Board. It is her sound judgement and reasoning on issues on county board that has earned her the trust of her constituents. She knows the community on the ground and has been working with them for over a decade.
Covert started her legal journey at the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, assisting in prosecution of cases in various different departments, including domestic violence and juvenile. After her time there, she went on to start her law practice. After graduating law school during a recession and a major foreclosure crisis, she helped many families save their homes from foreclosure. While being married and raising her 3 children, she grew her practice from a solo practice to a successful and thriving partnership: Covert Marrero Covert LLP, practicing criminal law, bankruptcy, family law, business and corporate law and transactions, contract disputes, and real estate. During this time, she also co-authored the amendment to Illinois hate crime law, which passed unanimously in 2017.
People from all backgrounds walk through the doors of the courthouse daily and their lives are impacted by judges. Being a judge is a great responsibility. That’s why Covert believes that there are 2 important elements that make a great Judge: 1) an understanding of the community, with 2) real experience and work at the trial court level.
Understanding the Community:
As a DuPage County Board Member, Sadia has worked with various communities. She was the Chair of Strategic Planning Committee and conducted a race relations series to explore the different communities within DuPage and assessed their needs. Before she started practicing law, she helped victims of domestic violence when she sat on the board of Family Support Services. Sadia has been a voice for women’s rights when she spoke at the United Nations 62nd Commission on the Status of Women in 2016. And she has earned the 2016 Barack Obama Presidential Service Award for her work in the community. Sadia Covert received the Lansing Mayoral Award in starting an annual charity dinner while she was attending law school with all proceeds going to the Lansing Food Bank in Michigan. Living and working in DuPage County, Sadia Covert knows the community in DuPage County well.
Experience and Work at the Trial Court level:
Sadia has mostly practiced at the trial court level conducting hearings, trials, plea agreements, and settlements. When elected judge, she is ready to work in any courtroom because she has real experience in various different fields of law. Sadia has done criminal prosecution, criminal defense, contract disputes, foreclosures, business law, domestic violence, family law, real estate issues, and so much more.
Sadia Covert knows the community in DuPage and has the real experience at trial court to make her a successful judge. She plans to take the same sound judgment and reasoning skills she has on the county board to the bench. This is what distinguishes her from all the other candidates in the race for Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit, subcircuit 2.