Meet the judge


In 2016, Justice Rita Garman and the Illinois Supreme Court appointed me as a Cirucit Court Judge.   Thanks to the citizens of the Sixth Judicial Circuit, I was elected to the position in November  2018. 

I had practiced law for 25 years, the last 18 years as Champaign County’s Chief Public Defender. 

Two of my greatest skills are using common sense and bringing people together to find common ground in challenging disputes. As Champaign County’s primary family law judge, I work tirelessly to mediate all cases, many of which are emotionally-charged custody disputes. 

I’m proactive in my approach to cases. I actively participate in settlement conferences with the goal of avoiding lengthy, expensive and contentious trials, and benefitting the various parties. 

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