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Judge Steve McGlynn (no longer with the firm)

Steve McGlynn
St. Clair County Circuit Judge

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial, River, Maritime, Aviation, & Transportation Law
  • Complex Litigation
  • Mediation & Arbitration
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injuries
  • Warranty and UCC
  • Criminal Law
  • Wrongful Arrest
  • Wrongful Prosecution


  • B.A. University of Dayton, 1983
  • J.D. Saint Louis University School of Law,1987

Legal Experience

Stephen P. McGlynn is a judge of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois. He was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court on June 19, 2013, effective July 1, to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Michael N. Cook. He was elected to the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court in 2014 for a term that expires on December 6, 2020.

He was previously unanimously appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve as Justice for the Illinois Appellate Court's 5th District, where he served from 2005-2006

Served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois from 1996-2005

General Counsel, Kaskaskia Regional Port District (River & Maritime Law)

Admitted to practice in Illinois, Missouri, the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals in Illinois and Missouri, and Federal District Courts for Southern, Central, and Eastern Illinois

  • Organizations:
    • Illinois Judges Association
    • St. Clair County Bar Association
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • The Missouri Bar
    • National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
  • Awards:
    • NAACP Stellar Award, 2004
    • NAACP Justice for All & Service Award, 2003