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Member Profile: Hon. Clifford Meacham

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ADR Systems Inc.
20 North Clark Street
Floor 29
Chicago, IL 60602
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Tel: (312) 224-0545
Fax: (312) 960-2268

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Mini-Trial Judge; ADR Training/CME


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Hon. Clifford Meacham has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Hon. Clifford L. Meacham (Ret.) is a retired Cook County judge with substantial complex case management experience. He has settled or adjudicated numerous significant cases and handled all manner of construction and real estate cases. More recently, he has been Supervising Judge of the Mechanics Lien/Mortgage Foreclosure Section of the Chancery Division, and has overseen the expansion of the Section to deal with the challenge of 44,000 new mortgage foreclosure filings per year.

Judge Meacham has extensive experience in a wide range of areas involving all phases of construction (and construction litigation); mortgage foreclosure litigation (including appointment and oversight of Receivers); Bankruptcy, especially Chapter 11 reorganizations and Employment law. He has also been appointed as the Shakman Compliance Administrator for the Sheriff of Cook County and the Assessor of Cook County in ongoing federal court proceedings.



  • Associate Judge, Cook County Circuit Court, Chicago, Illinois, 1989-2008
  • Assistant U.S. Trustee, United States Department of Justice, Chicago, Illinois, 1983-1989
  • Chief – Consumer Protection Division, Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Chicago, Illinois, 1976-1983
  • Law Clerk, Joseph R. Curcio, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois, 1972-1976
  • J.D., John Marshall Law School, 1976
  • B.A., Elmhurst College, 1968

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, John Marshall Law School, 2004-present
  • Member Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys
  • Member Illinois Judges Association


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