Areas of Practice


B.A. Bradley University; Juris Doctor, Lewis University College of Law, now known as Northern Illinois College of Law


Civil Service:

Member of Lincoln-Way High School Foundation, 1994-present, DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) speaker since its inception, “Road to Reality” (high school alcohol awareness) speaker 2003-2008, Citizen’s Police Academy Speaker, 2002-2008

Military service:

United States Army, 1971-1973; Member, Presidential Honor Guard

  • Teacher 1970-71, 1973-78.
  • Assistant State’s Attorney, 1978-1990, Chief Felony Assistant 1986-1988, First Assistant State’s Attorney, 1988-1990.
  • Associate Judge, 1990-1994, Circuit Judge, 1994-present.
  • Presiding Judge of the Felony Division, 1999-2002.
  • Presiding Judge of Drug Court, 1999-2003.
  • Chief Circuit Judge, December, 2002-2008.
While the Governor has issued a shelter in place order, that does not apply to legal services, which are considered essential services. Our office remains open but we are continuing to limit services to phone and video conference support at this time. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 815-730-1977. We are here to help!