For the past 23 years, Koula has served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Koula’s legal experience is extensive and includes significant trial and appellate experience.
Koula has tried hundreds of trials and motions while assigned to various units within the State’s Attorney’s Office, including, the Felony Trial, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC), Juvenile Justice, Narcotics and as a Sex Crimes Trial Specialist where she handled high-profile sexual assault and domestic violence cases.
Koula believes in giving back to her community and has been actively involved in various community initiatives. She has been a resident of the 4th subcircuit for the past 20 years and serves as Lyons Township Trustee of Schools. She also served on the District 204 Parent Advisory Board. Koula volunteers at her church where she serves on the Board of the Philoptochos (friend of the poor) Society, which helps those in need in the community.
Koula is passionate about advancing the legal profession. She is a mentor leader on the WISE (Women’s Insight and Support Through Education) Employee Resource Group through the State’s Attorney’s Office, as well as being a longtime mentor to young attorneys and law students. Koula is a member of several Bar associations, including the Hellenic Bar Association where she served as President in 2020-2021 and Chairperson of the Board of Directors in 2021-2022 and is currently on its Foundation Board of Directors that raises funds to award scholarships to deserving law students.
Koula is the proud daughter of immigrant parents and was born and raised on the north side of Chicago. During her free time, Koula enjoys reading, gardening, interior design and spending time with her husband, Harry, their two teenage daughters and their adorable pup, Apollo.