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CHRISTIAN COUNTY

• Bradley T. Paisley, Resident Circuit Judge

CLAY COUNTY

• Wm. Robin Todd, Resident Circuit Judge

CLINTON COUNTY

• Stanley M. Brandmeyer, Resident Circuit Judge

EFFINGHAM COUNTY

• Kimberly G. Koester, Resident Circuit Judge
• Martin W. Siemer, Circuit Judge
• James J. Eder, Associate Judge

FAYETTE COUNTY

• M. Don Sheafor, Resident Circuit Judge
• J. Marc Kelly, Associate Judge

JASPER COUNTY

• Daniel E. Hartigan, Resident Circuit Judge
• Kevin S. Parker, Associate Judge

MARION COUNTY

• Mark W. Stedelin, Resident Circuit Judge
• Michael D. McHaney, Circuit Judge
• Ericka A. Sanders, Associate Judge

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

• James L. Roberts, Resident Circuit Judge
• Douglas L. Jarman, Circuit Judge
• Christopher W. Matoush, Associate Judge

SHELBY COUNTY

• Allen F. Bennett, Resident Circuit Judge
• Allan F. Lolie, Associate Judge
• Amanda S. Ade-Harlow, Associate Judge

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JUDGES' BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
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JUDGE JAMES J. EDER

Education:

• University of Notre Dame – B.A. 1976
• University of Illinois College of Law – J.D. 1979

Law Practice & Professional Information:

• Private practice with Haskell & Perrin, Chicago, IL, 1979 – 1981
• Private practice with Taylor Law Offices, P.C., Effingham, IL, 1981 – 2001

Judicial:

• Appointed Associate Circuit Judge on July 27, 2001

Professional Organizations & Activities:

• Fourth Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council Steering Committee
• Illinois Judges Association
• Illinois Bar Association
• Effingham County Bar Association
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JUDGE DANIEL E. HARTIGAN

Education:

• Villanova University, - B.S. in Business Administration 1973
• DePaul University School of Law – J.D. 1977

Law Practice and Professional Information:

• Admitted to Illinois Bar 1977
• Appellate Court Law Clerk – Justice James E. Boyle, 2nd District, IL – 1977-1978
• State’s Attorney Jasper County, IL – 1980-1984
• Private Practice of Law – 1978-2006

Judicial:

• Elected Resident Circuit Judge of Jasper County – 2006

Professional Organizations & Activities:

• Illinois Judges Association
• Illinois State Bar Association, Assembly – 2000-2006
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JUDGE KIMBERLY G. KOESTER

Education:

• Effingham High School, Graduated 1981
• Miami University – B.A. 1985
• Washington University – J.D. 1988

Law Practice & Professional Information:

• Assistant State’s Attorney – Vermillion County
• Private practice with law firm of Sebat, Swanson, Banks, Garmon & Townsley
• Jasper County Public Defender
• Jasper County State’s Attorney
• Private practice in Effingham, IL

Judicial:

• Elected Resident Circuit Judge of Effingham County – 2006
• Elected Chief Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit effective June 1, 2017
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JUDGE BRADLEY T. PAISLEY

Education:

• Taylorville High School with honors 1987
• University of Illinois, B.S. Psychology, cum laude, 1991
• St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1994

Law Practice and Professional Information:

• Admitted to Illinois Bar, 1994
• Admitted to United States District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1994
• Law Clerk, Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, 1994-1995
• Private Practice, 1995-2007
• Christian County State's Attorney, 2004-2007

Judicial:
• Appointed Associate Judge 2007-present

Professional Organizations and Activities:

• Illinois State Bar Association, Bench and Bar Section Council member
• Illinois Judge's Association, member of multiple committees, including court security, pension and benefits, associate judges, and The Gavel
• Faculty member for CLE conferences for judges and lawyers
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JUDGE JAMES L. ROBERTS

Education:

• Eastern Illinois University, B.A. History 1983
• Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D. 1986

Law Practice & Professional Information:

• Assistant State’s Attorney 1986 – 1988 (Tazewell & Montgomery Counties)
• Private Practice – Adams & Roberts, P.C. 1989 – 2000
• Montgomery County State’s Attorney 2000 – 2006

Judicial:

• Appointed Associate Judge 2006
• Elected Resident Circuit Judge of Montgomery County - 2014
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