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Frederick Kapala

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Frederick Kapala
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #22
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   5/10/2007 - Present
Preceded by:   Philip Reinhard
Personal History
Born:   1950
Hometown:   Rockford, IL
Undergraduate:   Marquette U., B.A., 1972
Law School:   University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1976
Military service:   U.S. Army 1970 - 1980

Fredrick J. Kapala is an Article III federal judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois representing the Rockford Division. He joined the court in 2007 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

A native of the Rockford, IL area, Kapala graduated with his bachelor's degree from Marquette University in 1972 before graduating from the University of Illinois law school in 1976.[1]

Professional career

  • Captain, United States Army Reserve, 1970-80
  • Assistant state's attorney, County of Winnebago, IL, 1976-77
  • Private practice, Rockford, IL, 1977-1982
  • Associate judge, State of Illinois, 1982-1994
  • Circuit judge, State of Illinois, 1994-2001
  • Appellate judge, State of Illinois, 2001-2007[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Illinois

Kapala was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by President George W. Bush on January 9, 2007, to a seat vacated by Philip Reinhard. Kapala was confirmed by the Senate on May 8, 2007, and received commission on May 10, 2007.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Philip Reinhard
Northern District of Illinois
2007–Current
Seat #22
Succeeded by:
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