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2 finalists announced for DuPage County associate judge vacancy

Chief Circuit Judge Kathryn E. Creswell is pleased to announce that following a July 14, 2016 meeting of the Circuit Judges of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court, two finalists for the Office of Associate Judge have been selected and certified to the Illinois Supreme Court. The finalists are seeking to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Associate Judge Jane Hird Mitton. From these names, the Circuit Judges will select one appointee by secret ballot.

Bryan S. Chapman, J.D.-University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2006; admitted to the practice of law in Illinois, 2006. Presently, Mr. Chapman is a Senior Associate at Hinkhouse, Williams and Walsh LLP (2013-present). Prior to that, he was a Senior Associate with Gordon & Rees (2013); Associate with Sedgwick LLP (2008-2013); and an Associate with Clausen Miller, P.C. (2006-2008). Mr. Chapman is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the DuPage County Bar Association.

Brian W. Jacobs, J.D.-Boston College of Law, Newton, MA, 1996; admitted to the practice of law in Illinois, 1996. Mr. Jacobs currently is a Deputy Chief for the DuPage County Public Defender’s Office (2001-present). Previously, he was an associate with O’Hagan, Smith and Amundsen (2000-2001) and an Assistant Public Defender for the Kane County Public Defender’s Office (1996-2000). Mr. Jacobs 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 July 18, 2016 by Chris Bonjean