15th Judicial Circuit Judges

Carroll County

Judge Val Gunnarsson
Circuit Judge Val Gunnarsson graduated from the University of Illinois School of Law. He was elected to the Circuit Judge position in 2002. Judge Gunnarsson is the current presiding judge of Carroll County. 

Judge John F. Joyce
Associate Judge John F. Joyce graduated from Loyola University-Chicago School of Law. He was appointed to the bench in 2001.

Jo Daviess County

Judge William A. Kelly
Circuit Judge William A. Kelly graduated from the DePaul University School of Law. He was elected to Circuit Judge position in 1990. Judge Kelly is the current presiding judge of JoDaviess County.

Judge Kevin J. Ward
Associate Judge Kevin J. Ward graduated from the University of Illinois School of Law. He was appointed to the bench in July, 2007.

Lee County

Judge Ronald M. Jacobson
Circuit Judge Ronald M. Jacobson graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law. He was appointed as a Circuit Judge by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2006, and elected in November, 2008. Judge Jacobson is the current presiding judge of Lee County and Chief Judge of the 15th Circuit. 

Judge Daniel A. Fish
Circuit Judge Daniel A. Fish graduated from John Marshall School of Law. He was appointed as a Circuit Judge by the Illinois Supreme Court in July, 2008, and elected in November, 2008.

Judge Charles T. Beckman
Associate Judge Charles T. Beckman graduated from John-Marshall School of Law-Chicago. He was appointed to the bench in 1999.

Judge Jacquelyn D. Ackert
Associate Judge Jacquelyn D. Ackert graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law-Carbondale. She was appointed to the bench in 2004.

Ogle County

Judge Robert T. Hanson
Circuit Judge Robert T. Hanson graduated from Drake University School of Law. He was appointed to the bench in 2006, appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as Circuit Judge July, 2012, and elected November, 2012.  Judge Hanson is the current presiding judge of Ogle County.

Judge John B. Roe, IV
Circuit Judge John B. Roe graduated from Northern Illinois Univeristy College of Law.  He was appointed as a Circuit Judge by the Illinois Supreme Court in January, 2013.

Judge John C. Redington
Associate Judge John C. Redington graduated from Northern Illinois University School of Law.  He was appointed to the bench in 2012.

Judge Clayton L. Lindsey
Associate Judge Clayton L. Lindsey graduated from John Marshall Law School.  He was appointed to the bench in 2016.

 

Stephenson County

Judge Michael P. Bald
Circuit Judge Michael P. Bald graduated from Loyola University School of Law. He was appointed to the bench in 2004, and elected to the Circuit Judge position in 2006.  Judge Bald is the current presiding judge of Stephenson County.

Judge James M. Hauser
Circuit Judge James M. Hauser graduated from Marquette University School of Law. He was appointed to the bench in 2006 and elected to the Circuit Judge position in 2016.

Judge Glenn R. Schorsch

Associate Judge Glenn R. Schorsch graduated from John Marshall Law School.  He was appointed to the bench in 2014.

Judge David M. Olson
Associate Judge David M. Olson graduated from the University of Iowa Law School.  He was appointed to the bench in 2016.




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