Hon. Hyman Riebman has been an attorney since 1978. After finishing his law degree, he served as a prosecutor for the Cook County State Attorney’s Office for three years and then went into private practice for the next 23 years. In 2001, Hyman became a judge in Cook County and presided over criminal cases until 2012. At that point, Hyman was reassigned to the Domestic Relations division in Rolling Meadows, where he currently works.
Hyman is a former president of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Judges Association. He is also a current member of the American Bar Association, the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, the Illinois Judges Association, the Jewish Judges Association, and the Decalogue Society.
Hyman has been married to his wife Robin for thirty-five years and they have two children. His daughter Ronnie is a surgical nurse at Evanston Hospital and his son Elliott is an attorney, just like his father. Hyman is also an avid golfer. He golfed in the US Transplant Olympics in 1992, just six months after his first kidney transplant.
Hyman has received two kidney transplants, both at Northwestern Medicine. The first he received in 1992 from his mother, Phyllis Riebman (Phyllis is now 82 years old and is as loving and feisty as ever, Hyman reports). He received a second transplant in 2006, and together, both transplants have given him an amazing 21 years with the love of his life and his two wonderful children.
He hopes that the work he does with NMTAC will help lead to more successful organ transplants throughout the state and the country, and ultimately, more lives saved.
I am honored to have the opportunity to give back something to the transplant community, which has done so much for me.