Libertyville attorney chosen as new Lake County judge

Daily Herald report
Updated 1/22/2020 3:50 PM

Christopher M. Kennedy of Libertyville has been chosen to serve as an associate judge in Lake County, court officials announced Wednesday.

Kennedy will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Judge Michael J. Fusz.


"Mr. Kennedy's strong knowledge of the law, intellect, and professional demeanor will make him an excellent addition to the 19th Judicial Circuit," Chief Judge Diane E. Winter said in an announcement of the appointment.

Kennedy received his bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1990 and his law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1994. He currently serves as deputy general counsel for the Office of the Special Deputy Receiver and was a civil litigator for many years after serving as an assistant state's attorney in Lake County. He was "highly recommended" for the judicial post by the Lake County Bar Association.

Winter will administer the oath of office to Kennedy on Jan. 31.

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