State's Attorney Robert J. Zalud selected to fill vacant associate judgeship

  • Robert J. Zalud

    Robert J. Zalud

Updated 1/30/2019 8:45 PM

Chief Judge James S. Cowlin is pleased to announce that Robert J. Zalud was selected by the Circuit Judges of the 22nd Judicial Circuit, McHenry County, Illinois, as an associate judge to fill the current vacancy.

Marcia Meis, Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, certified the selection of Zalud on Jan. 28.


Zalud attended Marquette University, graduating with his B.A. in Criminology and Legal Studies. He then attended Northern Illinois University College of Law where he received his Juris Doctor in May 2008.

After admittance to the Illinois Bar, Zalud served in the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office, the law firm of Donahue and Walsh P.C., and the McHenry County State's Attorney's Office as an Assistant State's Attorney and most recently as the First Assistant State's Attorney.

As part of his duties in the McHenry County State's Attorney's Office, Zalud was responsible for prosecuting serious felony offenses such as murder and armed robbery.

Additionally he served as the prosecuting attorney in the 22nd Judicial Circuit's Drug Court program, working with other judicial partners to aid in the rehabilitation of drug addicted criminal offenders.

Zalud has been active with the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce, board of directors for the Illinois Association of Problem Solving Courts, and board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County.

Zalud currently resides in Nunda Township.

Article Comments
Attention: We are experiencing technical difficulties with our Facebook Comments module at this time. Comments will remain disabled until we are able to resolve the problem. We apologize for the interruption. We invite you to engage with our content and talk with other commenters on our Daily Herald Facebook page at Thank you.