Two open judge positions draw 29 applicants

WOODSTOCK – Twenty-nine attorneys have applied to fill two open McHenry County judge spots.

The Illinois Supreme Court authorized the new associate judge positions in the 22nd Judicial Circuit based on a population increase.

Sole practitioners who applied are Neil O. Anderson of Spring Grove, Michael T. Barrett of Lake in the Hills, Joel D. Berg of Harvard, Raymond M. Flavin of Woodstock, Camille A. Goodwin of Woodstock, Robert L. Gray of Crystal Lake, Richard H. Jackson of Crystal Lake, Richard C. Kelly of Crystal Lake, George A. Mueller of Crystal Lake, Howard J. Rigsby of Woodstock, and Jennifer E. Siegler of Crystal Lake.

Many applicants are from Crystal Lake, including William J. Bligh, an associate with Michling Hofmann Vinton Plaza and Wick; Michael E. Coppedge, a partner with Cowlin Naughton Curran and Coppedge; Kevin G. Costello, a partner with Zukowski Rogers Flood and McArdle; Mark R. Facchini, an associate with Donahue and Walsh; Robert W. Fetzner, an associate with Buxton and Kasper; Joseph Gottemoller, a partner with Madsen Sugden and Gottemoller; Norman D. Vinton, a partner with Michling Hofmann Vinton Plaza and Wick; and Cynthia D. Lamb, a partner with Campion Curran Dunlop Lamb and Cunabaugh.

Other applicants include William (Randy) R. Baudin II of Prairie Grove, a partner with Baudin and Baudin; James K. McBride of Johnsburg, a partner with Short and McBride; David R. Missimer of Woodstock, an associate with Campion Curran Dunlop Lamb and Cunabaugh; Cynthia A. Schaupp of Algonquin, a contract attorney with Holland and Knight; Henry H. Sugden III of Woodstock, a partner with Madsen Sugden and Gottemoller; and Marjorie L. Worth of McHenry, an associate with Botto Gilbert Schottland and Andrle.

Two McHenry County assistant state’s attorneys applied: William P. Stanton of Crystal Lake and Demetrios P. Tsilimigras of Cary. Tiffany E. Davis of Woodstock, who is a Winnebago County assistant state’s attorney, and Mary E. McClellan of Holiday Hills, a Cook County assistant state’s attorney, also applied.

The applicants will be interviewed by the circuit judges and then evaluated by the Illinois State and McHenry County bar associations. Each candidate’s name will be on a ballot in alphabetical order and mailed to each circuit judge, who then will vote for one candidate for each vacancy.

Written public comment is allowed on or before Sept. 29 and can be addressed to Chief Judge Michael J. Sullivan, McHenry County Government Center, 2200 North Seminary Ave., Woodstock IL 60098.

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