Hon. Ruben Castillo

U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. Ill.

 HON. RUBEN CASTILLO of Chicago, Illinois, has served as a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois for twenty years.  In 2012, his fellow judges in the Seventh Circuit designated him to serve as a representative member of the Judicial Conference of the United States Courts, the policy-making body of the federal court system.  On July 1, 2013, he assumed the position of Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, which made him responsible for his district’s expanding Patent Pilot Court.