Administrative Law Judges

Michael J. Evans

Chief Administrative Law Judge

Hon. Michael J. Evans joined the Human Rights Commission as an Administrative Law Judge in January of 1991 and was appointed to Chief Administrative Law Judge in October of 2005. He received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his J.D. from DePaul University, where he served on the writing staff of the law review. He previously worked in small law firms and as an assistant state's attorney for McHenry County.


William J. Borah

Administrative Law Judge

Hon. William J. Borah has been a judge with the Illinois Human Rights Commission since 2009. Prior to his appointment, he spent 27 years in private practice concentrating in employment law, representing both the employer and employee before both state and federal courts, and most employment agencies. Among the many bar leadership positions held, including president of the South Suburban Bar Association, Judge Borah was Chair of the ISBA Labor & Employment Law Section Council in 2005 – 2006 and returned to the position of chair in 2014 – 2015. He is also a speaker, author, moot court trial judge, and recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. A number of his cases and decisions have received local and national attention. Borah's article on workplace sexual harassment, published in the Illinois Bar Journal (IBJ) in 2008, was rated as of "national significance" by West Publishing. A second article on the First Amendment and church employment, published in the July 2010, IBJ issue, received the same national recognition.


Mariette Lindt

Administrative Law Judge

Hon. Mariette Lindt is a graduate of DePaul University College of Commerce with High Honor and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Judge Lindt has served with the Commission since September 2000, previously in the capacity of Assistant General Counsel and presently as an Administrative Law Judge. She has served as Chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Civil Rights Committee and as Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Administrative Law Judges’ Educational Subcommittee. Judge Lindt is also a graduate of the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.


Michael R. Robinson

Administrative Law Judge

Hon. Michael R. Robinson joined the Human Rights Commission as an Administrative Law Judge in its Springfield office in 1993. Robinson received his B.A. degree in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from the University of Nebraska. Prior to joining the Commission, Robinson practiced with the law firm of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen in Urbana. Prior to that he served as a senior research attorney for the Illinois Supreme Court Research Department. Judge Robinson has authored several articles for the Illinois State Bar Association's Illinois Bar Journal, of which three were cited as winners of the Lincoln Legal Writing Award. He has also written chapters on federal subject matter jurisdiction and Social Security benefits for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.