On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, the Supreme Court of Illinois ordered the disbarment of attorney Mauricio Boris Andres Araujo.

The case is entitled “In the matter of Maurico Boris Andres Araujo” and was brought by the Administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, with case no. 031492.   

The charges cited Rules of Professional Conduct 8.4(b) and 8.4(a). 

The Rules of Professional can be found here

On September 30, 2022, it was stated that the respondent committed misconduct by engaging in multiple instances of sexual harassment toward three women while working in his capacity as a Cook County Circuit Court Judge. 

The filing states:

“In 2016, while a female Chicago police officer was obtaining Respondent’s signature on a search warrant, Respondent attempted to kiss the officer on the lips, grabbed her hand, and told her, “Touch my butt,” all without her consent. He also made lewd comments to the officer on another occasion when they met at her squad car regarding another search warrant. On two occasions in 2011, Respondent approached a female court reporter in a suggestive manner when they were alone in a courthouse elevator and asked how much money it would take for the court reporter to have sex with him. On September 11, 2018, Respondent made demeaning remarks about a female Assistant State’s Attorney after she appeared before him in a first-degree murder case.”

The filing continues:

“Respondent was unhappy that the female attorney, who was his law school classmate, had not congratulated him on his promotion to a new courtroom or said hello to him. Later that day, Respondent called another Assistant State’s Attorney into his chambers and began discussing the female lawyer’s failure to acknowledge him. Respondent referred to the female lawyer as a “bitch” and further stated, “Maybe it’s because I didn’t have sex with her or  maybe it’s because I did have sex with her.”

According to the court, the respondent disregarded his obligation to uphold high standards of conduct, comply with the law, and avoid impropriety. The Panel considered the recommendation and decides to disbar the respondent. 

The Disposition states:

Motion by the Administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission to approve and confirm the report and recommendation of the Hearing Board, Respondent Mauricio Boris Andres Araujo is disbarred.”

Mr. Andres practices in Chicago, Illinois. He is licensed in Illinois. His info can be found online at lawyersfindlaw.com.

A copy of the original filing can be found here