Hon. Gino L. DiVito

Member Profile - The Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association (CIDRA)

Position:  Attorney; Partner, Tabet DiVito & Rothstein LLC.  Chicago, IL, USA
Education:  J.D. Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
ADR Experience: Extensive experience in both arbitration and mediation. Founding member of Judicial Resolution, Inc.
General Experience: President of the Appellate Lawyers Association (2002-03); President of the Illinois Judges Association (1992-93); President of Markey/Wigmore Inn of Court (1992-93); Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the American Judicature Society (1992-2002); Member Board of Directors of the Association for Conflict Resolution – Chicago Chapter (“ACR-Chicago,” formerly known as Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (“SPIDR”)) (since 1998); Member of the Illinois Supreme Court Planning and Oversight Committee for a Judicial Evaluation Program (since 1998); Member of the Special Supreme Court Committee to Study Supreme Court Rule 23 (2003); Member of the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Evidence (1975-79); Member of Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association (1984-90); Member of Board of Managers of the Chicago Bar Association (1993-95); Member of Board of Directors of Chicago Bar Foundation (1994-95); Member of Board of Directors of the Illinois Lawyers' Assistance Program (1996-98); Member of Board of Directors of the John Howard Association (1997-2001).
Government Experience: 1963-1977 Cook County Assistant State's Attorney; Chief of the Criminal Division and supervisor of 330 attorneys (1974-77).
Judicial Experience: 1989-1997 Justice, Illinois Appellate Court; 1977-1989 Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County.
Teaching Experience: Adjunct Professor, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law (since 1979); Instructor, Willamette Law School in Salem, Oregon (since 1982); Instructor National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada (1990-94); Instructor, Illinois New Judges Seminar (1986-2000); Instructor for NITA and IILCE.
Miscellaneous: Honors and Awards: Loyola Medal of Excellence from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law (1995); Award of Excellence in the Field of Law from St. Ignatius College Prep (1997); Award of Excellence from the Justinian Society of Lawyers (1997); Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois Judges Association (2002); Board of Governor’s Award from the Illinois State Bar Association (2000); Virgil E. Tipton, Jr. Publications Award from the Illinois State Bar Association (1999); Certificate of Appreciation from the Appellate Lawyers Association (2003).
Lectures: Frequent speaker and lecturer on a variety of topics related to trial and appellate advocacy and the justice system in general
Publications: Author of numerous papers, including the more-than-180-page Sentencing and Disposition Guide published annually by the Illinois State Bar Association
Areas of Expertise: Trial Litigation and Appeals
Additional Resource:  Web Site