DeKalb, Ill. -- Northern Illinois University College of Law is pleased to announce that Vincent F. Cornelius is the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award for the College of Law from the Northern Illinois University Alumni Association in recognition of his significant professional accomplishments and civic involvement.
A 1989 graduate of the College of Law, Cornelius is the founding member of his own law firm with offices in Wheaton and Joliet, Illinois. The firm is general practice with a focus in criminal and civil litigation.
Cornelius began his legal career as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the DuPage County State’s Attorney Office in Wheaton, where he served as a felony prosecutor. There, he received extensive bench and jury trial experience in felony, misdemeanor, DUI, juvenile and domestic violence cases. Prior to establishing his own practice, Cornelius was an associate attorney with the law firm of James D. Montgomery and Associates in Chicago, now known as Cochran and Montgomery, where he practiced in the areas of civil and criminal litigation, including Municipal Law, Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Criminal Defense.