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Everette A. Braden, JD

Title:  Lawyer, Judge

Company: Everette A. Braden,
Attorney at Law

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States


  • Child Support Enforcement Court, Cook County, IL (supervising Judge)
  • Cook County Bar Association Foundation (board of directors) (president, 1975-1976)
  • Cook County Judicial Advisory Council
  • Cook County, IL (board of commissioners)
  • DuSable High School Alumni Association (board of directors)
  • DuSable High School Alumni Coalition for Action (board of directors)
  • Illinois Bar Foundation, Fellow (board of trustees) (charter member) (president)
  • Illinois Congress of Parents and Teachers
  • Illinois Judges Association Foundation (board of directors, 1985-1991) (treasurer, 1980-1981)
  • Illinois Judicial Council, founder (chairman, 1985-1986) (secretary, 1982-1984)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, (general practice section, chairman, 1979-1980)
  • John Marshall Law School Alumni Association (board of directors) (board of visitors) (president, 1990-1991) (second vice president, 1988-1990)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • LAF (board of directors, 1977)
  • Lions Club International
  • Mary Merrick Scholarship Fund (board of directors)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • National Bar Association
  • Northwestern University Alumni Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International (board of directors)
  • Prince Hall Masons, Honorary Life Member
  • South Shore Valley Community Organization (president)
  • Southeast CDC (vice president)
  • Mark’s United Methodist Church (secretary) (board of trustees)
  • The Chicago Assembly
  • The Chicago Bar Association


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021, 2020)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Illinois Judicial Council Foundation (2017)
  • Chairman Emeritus, Illinois Judicial Council Foundation (2017)
  • Honoree, Man of the Year, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church (2012)
  • Court of Honor, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (2000)
  • 33rd Degree Grand Inspector General, Prince Hall Mason
  • Certificate of Excellence, Board of Directors, The Mary Herrick Scholarship Fund
  • Honoree, Founder’s Award, Illinois Judicial Council
  • Honoree, One of the 100 Top Lawyers in the Country
  • Honoree, Senior Counselor, Cook County Bar Association
  • Inductee, Hall of Fame, Cook County Bar Association
  • Recipient, Action Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Legal and Judicial System and Continuing Dedication to DuSable High School and the Alumni Coalition
  • Recipient, Award of Merit, Illinois Judges Association
  • Recipient, Chairperson’s Award for Outstanding Leadership, Illinois Judicial Council
  • Recipient, Community Service Award, MRT Scholarship Foundation
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, The John Marshall Law School
  • Recipient, Freemasonry Service Award, Masons
  • Recipient, Mary Merrick Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Recipient, Meritorious Service Award, Cook County Bar Association
  • Recipient, Outstanding Community Service Award, Geneva Scott Outreach Services
  • Recipient, Recognition Award for Outstanding Accomplishments and Dedicated Service to the Legal Community, The Black Law Students Association
  • Recipient, Trailblazer Award, Troop 534, Boy Scouts of America

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