Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier has announced his retirement effective Dec. 6, 2020.
Justice Karmeier served as Chief Justice from Oct. 26, 2016-Oct. 25, 2019. He was succeeded by Chief Justice Anne M. Burke, whose three-year term commenced Oct. 26, 2019.
Justice Karmeier, of Nashville, Illinois, was the state’s 120th Chief Justice and the second person from Washington County to hold that office. Justice Byron O. House, for whom Chief Justice Karmeier served as a law clerk, was the first.
Justice Karmeier served as a member of the Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association from 1996 to 2002, and as chair of the ISBA’s Bench and Bar Section Council.