Sam L. Amirante
is a retired judge and lawyer. His first case was The People of the State of Illinois v. John Wayne Gacy. He was later appointed associate judge of the circuit court of Cook County where he served until his retirement in 2005. Mr. Amirante authored procedures adopted by the Illinois General Assembly as the Missing Child Recovery Act of 1984 (I-SEARCH). Sam lives with his wife and children in a suburb of Chicago Illinois.