Speaker Bio

Vincent is Principal of Cornelius Law and President-Elect of the Illinois State Bar Association. He began his law career in 1989, serving as a felony prosecutor in the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. While there, he gained extensive bench and jury trial experience in felony, misdemeanor, traffic, juvenile court neglect, abuse and delinquency cases.

Prior to establishing his own trial practice in 1994, Vincent was an associate attorney with the Chicago law firm, James D. Montgomery and Associates. In this position, he practiced in the areas of civil and criminal litigation, including municipal law, civil rights, personal injury, medical malpractice, and criminal defense.

Vincent earned his JD in 1989 from the Northern Illinois University College of Law, where he received the Outstanding Alumni Award and now serves as a member of its Board of Visitors. He served as president of the Illinois Bar Foundation from 2008-2010 and is currently the president elect of the Illinois State Bar Association.