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Qualifications

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL, Juris Doctor, 1998
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, 1995

Licenses / Certifications

  • Licensed Illinois Attorney, November 1998
  • Certified Illinois Administrative Hearing Officer, October 2009

Professional Associations

  • Past President, DuPage County Bar Foundation
  • Past President, DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Vice-Chair Criminal Law Section, DuPage County Bar Association
  • Chair Criminal Law Section, DCBA (June 2022)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers
  • Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • Leadership Council, Haymarket Center
  • NAACP, DuPage County
  • National Organization for Women

Experience

  • Owner, Law Offices of Mia S. McPherson, P.C., 2009-present
    • Solo Practitioner concentrating in the areas of felony and misdemeanor criminal defense, municipal law, municipal prosecutions, and family law. Prosecutor for the Village of Wayne. Administrative Hearing Officer.
  • Partner, McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C., 2016-2017
    • Handled legal matters in the areas of felony and misdemeanor criminal defense, municipal law, municipal prosecutions, and family law. City Prosecutor for the Village of Wayne.
  • Associate Attorney, Kubiesa, Spiroff, Gosselar, Acker & DeBlasio, P.C., 2004-2009
    • Concentration in municipal representation and prosecutions. Prosecutor for the City of Elmhurst, Village of Oak Brook, City of Oakbrook Terrace, Village of Wayne, and the Village of Westmont. Drafted ordinances governing cities and villages.
  • Assistant Public Defender, DuPage County Public Defender’s Office, 1998-2004
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During her career, she has built relationships with defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges, law enforcement officials, and administrative and courtroom personnel in multiple communities throughout DuPage County. She has received endorsements from public figures, members of legal organizations, and others who believe that she will advance the cause of justice as a Circuit Judge.

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