Judge Rosenbaum graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law and joined the Champaign County Public Defender’s Office. The Circuit Judges appointed him Chief Public Defender in 1998.
Judge Rosenbaum has tried some of the most high-profile criminal cases in Champaign County. He did so with integrity and was respected by prosecutors, law enforcement and the community for zealously representing his clients but also by doing justice.
Champaign County Public Defender, 1996-2016
First Assistant Public Defender 1996-1998
Public Defender, 1998-2016
Dodd, McClellan and Rosenbaum, 1995-1996
Law Office of Randall Rosenbaum, 1994-1995
Legal Aid Society, New York City, 1991-1994.
Professional Organizations and Memberships:
Champaign County Bar Association, Past President
Illinois Public Defender's Association, Past President.
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, (law school), Past President
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, appointed by Governor, Past Member
Capital Litigation Trial Bar (defunct), Past Member
Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Past Hearing’s Board Officer
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Criminal Justice Section Council, Past Chair
Corrections and Sentencing Committee, Past Chair
Professional Conduct, Past Member
Decatur Bar Association
Illinois Judge's Association
Lectured at continuing legal education programs of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Public Defender's Association and other groups.
University of Illinois College of Law, 1991. Juris Doctorate
Northwestern University, 1987. Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies
University of Illinois College of Law Alumni Loyalty Award, 2015
Sinai Temple of Champaign-Urbana, Past President
Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation
Champaign-Urbana Jewish Endowment Foundation
Boy Scouts of America, Merit Badge Counselor
Past member of numerous Illinois and Champaign County organizations such as those dealing with delinquency prevention, jail overcrowding and jury participation.
Spoken to numerous groups: Police Training Institute, the University YMCA,
Champaign Exchange Club and other service organizations.
Spoken to numerous classes: middle school, high school, college (political science and social work), and law school.