Hon. Stephen M. Kernan

Hon. Stephen M. Kernan

Location:
Belleville, Illinois
Phone:
618-310-3050
800-576-4828 (Toll free)
Fax:
618-235-7286
Email:

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1974

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1972
  • University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
    • B.B.A. - 1969
    • Major: Marketing

Classes/Seminars

  • Divorce Educational Programs - Effects Upon Children, National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada, June, 1990

Honors and Awards

  • Chief Judge, Twentieth Circuit, 1988 - 2002
  • Chairman, Chief Judges Conference, State of Illinois, 2001 - 2002
  • Boss of the Year, Legal Professionals Association, 1992 - 1993
  • Honorary Member, Iron Workers, Local 392, East St. Louis, IL
  • Honorary Member, Laborers’ Local 100, East St. Louis, IL

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Children First Foundation, Chairman, 1988 - 2002
  • Catholic Shrine Pilgrimages, Vice Chairman, 1986 - 1993
  • Camp Ondessonk, Member of Board, 1977 - 1988
  • St. John's Orphanage, Past Member of Board
  • Illinois Judge's Association, Past Board Member
  • Illinois Supreme Court, Chairman, Committee on Courtroom Standards
  • Chief Judges Conference - Article V Committee, Chairman

Past Employment Positions

  • State of Illinois Circuit Judge, 1978 - 2002
  • State of Illinois, Associate Judge, 1974 - 1977
  • Sam S. Pessin Law Firm, Associate, 1972 - 1974