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David A. Hylla

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David A. Hylla
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Current Court Information:
Illinois Third Judicial Circuit Court
Title:   Chief Judge
Active:   12/4/2006-12/2018
Chief:   2013-Present
Past position:   Attorney in private practice
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Southern Illinois University
Law School:   St. Louis University School of Law, 1985
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Third Circuit Court
State:  Illinois
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Retention vote %:  65.3% ApprovedA

David A. Hylla is the chief judge of the Third Circuit of Illinois. He serves in Granite City. He was elected to the court on Nov. 7, 2006 and sworn into office the following Dec. 4, 2006. He was retained in 2012 for a term that expires in 2018. He was selected to serve as chief judge of the court in May of 2013, following the resignation of Ann Callis.[1][2][3]


Hylla received his B.A. degree from Southern Illinois University and his J.D. degree (1985) from St. Louis University.[4][5]


Hylla began his career with the law firm of Hopkins and Bilbrey. In 1988, he joined Pratt & Callis, P.C., where he worked as an associate, then partner, until 2000. That year, he rejoined Mike Bilbrey at the firm of Bilbrey & Hylla, P.C. He is also a former attorney for Service Employees International Union Local 98. In 2006, he was elected to the circuit court.[5]

2012 election

Hylla was retained on Nov. 6, 2012 with 65.3 percent of the vote.[6][7]

See also: Illinois judicial elections, 2012

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