Bartholomew Markese obtained his Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in 1974, following his graduation from Illinois State University. He was employed as an Assistant State's Attorney in Will County from 1975-1979. Mr. Markese then ventured out into private practice, both as a solo practioner and as a partner in law firms.
Mr. Markese is a part-time Assistant Public Defender with the Will County Public Defender's Office. He has held this position from 1980-1986 and since 2007. He is currently assigned to the River Valley Justice Center working on juvenile delinquecy, abuse, and neglect cases.