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 Professional Accomplishments


  • Associate Judge since 2010
    • Current assignment Felony Trial Judge
    • Three years in Domestic Relations
    • 14 months as Special Assignment Judge
    • 10 months assigned to Elgin Branch court
  • 1994 – 2010 Kane County Public Defender
    • Managed office of 45 people
    • Responsible for preparation and presentation of annual budget to the Kane County Board
    • Felony trial lawyer – dozens of trials of every type, including approximately 50 first degree murders and 25 capital murders
    • Original member of the Capital Litigation Trial Bar in Illinois
  • 1984 – 1994 Private practice
    • Partner in multi-county general practice
    • Represented clients in the Northern District of Illinois as a member of the Trial Bar
    • Represented clients in every division of State Court and in Administrative Hearings before the Illinois Secretary of State
    • Extensive experience is civil and criminal courts
  • 1984 Graduate of the Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • 1981 Graduate of Illinois State University – B.S. in Social Science
  • Member of the Kane County Bar Association and the Illinois Judges Association; former member of the Capital Litigation Trial Bar and the Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois