Illinois Supreme Court Judges
DavidOverstreetSupreme Court Justice Fifth District
David K. Overstreet was born on January 14, 1966, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Lipscomb University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tennessee. He practiced law with Miller, Tracy, Braun & Wilson, Ltd of Monticello, Illinois, from 1991 to 1992, with the Law Office of Peter G. Angelos of Knoxville, Tennessee, from 1992 to 1995, and with Mitchell, Neubauer, Shaw & Hanson, P.C., Neubauer, Hanson & Overstreet, P.C., and Neubauer & Overstreet, P.C. of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, from 1995 until his appointment to the Second Judicial Circuit Court in 2007. After being appointed to the bench, Justice Overstreet successfully ran for election in 2008 and was retained in 2014. After being assigned to the Fifth District Appellate Court in 2017, he was elected to serve on that court in 2018. Justice Overstreet was elected to the Illinois Supreme Court from the Fifth Judicial District in 2020. Justice Overstreet serves on the Illinois Judicial Conference and is Vice-Chair of the Public Relations Task Force. He previously served on the Illinois Judicial College Committee on Judicial Education, the Supreme Court Judicial Mentoring Committee, and the Supreme Court Committee on Juvenile Justice. He was co-chair of the Family Law Track of the Judicial Education Conference in 2020. He was formerly a faculty member of the Illinois Judicial Education Conference, as well as chair of the Second Judicial Circuit's professionalism committee and program administrator for its lawyer-to-lawyer mentoring program. Justice Overstreet is the Third Vice-President of the Illinois Judges Association for the 2020-21 term and previously served on the Illinois Judges Association Board of Directors and as an Executive Committee member. Justice Overstreet is a Past-President of the Jefferson County Bar Association. Justice Overstreet and his wife Suzanne have three children.
Federal Court Judges
StephenMcGlynnJudge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Federal Judicial Service: Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois Nominated by Donald J. Trump on February 4, 2020, to a seat vacated by Michael Joseph Reagan. Confirmed by the Senate on September 16, 2020, and received commission on September 18, 2020. Education: University of Dayton, B.A., 1983 St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1987 Professional Career: Private practice, Belleville, Illinois, 1987-2005, 2006-2010, 2012-2013 General counsel, East St. Louis [Illinois] Small Business Development Council, 1996-1999 General counsel, A3M Corp. LLC, Bennett, Colorado, 1997-2003 General counsel, Gateway Holding LLC, Belleville, Illinois, 1999-2002 General counsel, Surface Technologies, Inc., Belleville, Illinois, 2000-2002 General counsel, Metropolitan Health Systems, Inc., Belleville, Illinois, 2003 Judge, Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth District, 2005-2006 Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Twentieth Judicial Circuit, 2010-2012, 2013-2020
Appellate District Judges
Barry LVaughan5th Appellate District
Thomas MWelch5th Appellate District
Thomas M. Welch was born Feb. 28, 1939, in St. Louis. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri. He served as a Circuit Court Magistrate from 1965 to 1971, Madison County Assistant State's Attorney from 1971 to 1972 and attorney for the City of Collinsville. He practiced law as a partner with the firm of Welch, Welch and Welch from 1971 until his election to the Fifth District Appellate Court in 1980. He is a member of the Illinois, Madison County and Tri-City Bar Associations. Judge Welch is married; he and his wife, Cynthia, have three children.
James RMoore5th Appellate District
James R. Moore was born in 1953 in Herrin, Illinois. He attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and in 1974, received a bachelor's degree in economics. He obtained his juris doctor degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1977. He worked as an assistant city attorney for the City of Carbondale until he founded his own law firm two years later. He was a sole practitioner in Carterville, Illinois from 1979 until his appointment to the Circuit Court in 2007. After being appointed to the bench, Judge Moore successfully ran for election in 2008 and was retained in 2014. He was assigned to the Fifth District Appellate Court in 2015. Justice Moore was elected to a full term as 5th District Appellate Court Judge in 2016. He has been a trustee of the Judicial Retirement System since 2012. He and his wife, Cynthia, have been married since 1975. They have eight children and thirteen grandchildren.
Mark MBoie5th Appellate District
Mark M. Boie was born in June of 1967, and has been a resident of Union County for almost his entire life. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mississippi in Oxford and his Juris Doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating law school, Judge Boie joined his father, Wesley L. Boie, in the general practice of law in Anna, Illinois. He also served as a conflict public defender in Union, Pulaski and Johnson counties. He was elected the Resident Circuit Judge of Union County in November 2000, and was retained to that position in 2006, 2012 and 2018. While on the trial court, he presided over all types of criminal, civil, family, juvenile and mental health cases. Judge Boie was assigned to the Fifth District Appellate Court on May 1, 2019. He is a member of the Special Supreme Court Advisory Committee for Justice and Mental Health Planning, and is Co-Chairman of its Compliance-Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code Sub-Committee. He is also a faculty member of the Judicial Education Conference and is a First Judicial Circuit Mentor for new judges. Judge Boie and his wife, Emily, have three children – Nicolas, Kaelyn and Peyton.
John BBarberis5th Appellate District
John Barberis was born in November of 1967 and is a lifelong resident of Madison County. Barberis attended two years at Eureka College (college home of President Ronald Reagan) where he played basketball before transferring to and graduating from Illinois State University. After graduating from ISU, John worked for the Madison County Probation Department as a Juvenile Home Detention Officer for two years. He then enrolled at St. Louis University School of Law earning his J.D. from SLU in 1995. He then went to work for a Collinsville law firm while at the same time becoming a part-time Assistant State’s Attorney for Madison County. Shortly thereafter, he went into private practice while continuing on as an ASA for Madison County for another 13 years. During his 18 years in private practice he handled many different types of cases. For the last several years of his career John served as the City Prosecuting Attorney for Collinsville and Corporate Attorney for the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville. Barberis was elected to the Circuit Bench in Madison County, Illinois in November of 2014. He then ran for and was elected to the Illinois 5th District Appellate Court in November of 2016. Justice Barberis and his wife, Laura, have been married since 1990. They live on a farm outside the Village of St. Jacob with their three children; daughters, Jessica and Jordan, and son, John.
Judicial Circuit Judges
Dominic (Nick)Kujawa20th Judicial Circuit
Daniel(Nick)Emge20th Judicial Circuit
William DStiehl Jr.20th Judicial Circuit