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2 finalists named for DuPage associate judge vacancy

Chief Circuit Judge Kathryn E. Creswell is pleased to announce that following a Feb. 25, 2015 meeting of the Circuit Judges of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court, two finalists for the office of Associate Judge have been selected and certified to the Supreme Court. The finalists are seeking to fill the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Paul M. Fullerton to Circuit Judge. From these names, the Circuit Judges will select one appointee by secret ballot.

  • Joseph T. Bugos, J.D. from Loyola University, 1983; admitted to the practice of law in Illinois in 1983. Mr. Bugos is currently a solo practitioner for the Law Office of Joseph T. Bugos in Wheaton. Previously he was a partner with Donanhue, Sowa, Bugos & Brown in Lisle and an Assistant State's Attorney for the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office in Wheaton. Mr. Bugos is an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.
  • Brian W. Jacobs, J.D. from Boston College of Law, 1996; admitted to the practice of law in Illinois, 1996. Mr. Jacobs is currently a Deputy Chief for the DuPage Public Defender's Office. Previously, he was an associate with O'Hagan, Smith and Amundsen and an Assistant Public Defender for the Kane County Public Defender's Office. Mr. Jacbos is an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and the DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Posted on February 26, 2015 by Chris Bonjean
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