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. 

Law Practice:

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


Civic Activities

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.