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Circuit and Associate Judges

Circuit Judges

The Circuit Judges are elected to six-year terms of office. The Circuit Judges within the circuit elect a Chief Judge from among their members every two years. The Chief Judge has the general authority for all administrative matters arising in the circuit and may delegate duties as he/she deems appropriate. The Circuit Judges in Sangamon County select, and the Chief Judge appoints, a Presiding Judge to handle administrative matters in Sangamon County.

Associate Judges

The law also provides for the appointment in each judicial circuit of a number of Associate Judges based on population and other factors. Associate Judges are appointed by the Circuit Judges to four-year terms. There are currently ten Associate Judges in the 7th Judicial Circuit, eight of whom are seated in Sangamon County.  All judges’ salaries are paid by the State. The Circuit Judges have general jurisdiction over all cases. The Associate Judges have limited jurisdiction, except by special assignment.

Sangamon Circuit and Associate Judges
Sangamon County Complex
200 South 9th Street
Springfield, IL 62701

Presiding Circuit Judge: John M. Madonia

Contact: Court Reporter Tammy Wagahoff – 217-753-6391

 

Circuit Judge: John W. Belz

Contact: Court Reporter Marybeth Evans - 217-753-6653

 

Circuit Judge: Ryan M. Cadagin

Contact: Court Reporter Laura Berry - 217-753-6813

 

Circuit Judge: Adam Giganti

Contact: Jenny Durr 217-753-6367

 

Circuit Judge: Gail L. Noll

Contact: Lee Ann Harris 217-753-6366

 

Circuit Judge: Raylene D. Grischow

Contact: Mary Filbrun-Kuhar  - 217-753-6365

 

Associate Judge: Rudolph M. Braud

Contact: Lee Ann Harris  - 217-753-6366


Associate Judge: Matthew J. Maurer

Contact: Mary Filbrun-Kuhar - 217-753-6365


Associate Judge: Jennifer M. Ascher

Contact: Jenny Durr  - 217-753-6367


Associate Judge: Colleen R. Lawless

Contact: Mary Filbrun-Kuhar - 217-753-6365


Associate Judge: Christopher G. Perrin

Contact: Mary Filbrun-Kuhar - 217-753-6365


Associate Judge: Dwayne A. Gab

Contact: Jenny Durr - 217-753-6367 


Associate Judge: Jack D. Davis II

Contact: Lee Ann Harris - 217-753-6366 


Associate Judge: Karen S. Tharp

Contact: Jenny Durr217-753-6367    


Greene County Circuit Judge
Greene County Courthouse
519 N. Main Street
Carrollton, IL 62016

Presiding Circuit Judge: James W. Day
Contact: Court Reporter Kathleen Bain - 217-942-6731


Jersey County Circuit Judge
Jersey County Courthouse
201 W. Pearl Street
Jerseyville, IL 62052

Chief Circuit Judge: Eric S. Pistorius
Contact:
 Court Reporter Stacy Welch - 
618-498-5571 Ext. 104


Macoupin County Circuit and Associate Judges
Macoupin County Courthouse
201 E. Main Street
Carlinville, IL 62626

Presiding Circuit Judge: Kenneth R. Deihl
Contact: Court Reporter Lisa Rook - 
217-854-3211 Ext. 265

Circuit Judge: April G. Troemper
Contact: Court Reporter Barb Snodgrass - 
217-854-3181 Ext. 263

 

Associate Judge: Joshua A. Meyer
Contact: Court Reporter Tracy Mahan - 
217-854-3181 Ext 267


Morgan County Circuit and Associate Judges
Morgan County Courthouse
300 W. State Street
Jacksonville, IL 62650

Presiding Circuit Judge: Christopher E. Reif
Contact: Court Reporter Mary Ann Beard - 217-245-8520

Associate Judge: Jeffery E. Tobin
Contact: Court Reporter Amy Stidham - 217-243-2945


Scott County Circuit Judge
Scott County Courthouse
35 E. Market Street
Winchester, IL 62694

Presiding Circuit Judge: David R. Cherry
Contact: Court Reporter Michelle Lomprez - 217-742-3173

Trial Court Administration

The Trial Court Administrator serves all judicial personnel within the circuit, is responsible for the daily administrative operation of courts and serves as a liaison to other state and county agencies.

Sangamon County Courthouse
200 S. 9th Street, Room 522
Springfield, Il 62701

Trial Court Administrator: Suzann Maxheimer - 217-753-6360

Court Administrative Secretary:  Kristina Hedrick -217-753-6360

Court Administrative Assistant: Monica McClelland - 217-753-6811

  • Associate Judge: John M. Madonia
  • Associate Judge: John M. Madonia