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John Kinsella

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John Kinsella
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Current Court Information:
Illinois Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court
Title:   Judge
Active:   2007-12/6/2020
Preceded by:   Kenneth Moy
Past position:   Associate judge, Illinois Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court
Past term:   2003-2007
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Western Illinois University, 1978
Law School:   Northern Illinois University, 1981
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court
Position:  Retention
State:  Illinois
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/4/2014

John J. Kinsella is a judge on the 18th Judicial Circuit Court. He was appointed associate judge in 2003 and was appointed circuit judge in 2007.[1] He was retained on November 4, 2014, for a term that expires on December 6, 2020.[2]



See also: Illinois judicial elections, 2014
Kinsella ran for retention to the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court. The general election took place on November 4, 2014.[2]


The Illinois State Bar Association and participating attorneys rated John Kinsella as Recommended for retention in a 2014 poll.[3]


Kinsella received his J.D. cum laude from Northern Illinois University in 1981 and graduated from Western Illinois University in 1978.


Kinsella worked in the DuPage County state’s attorneys office from 1980 to 2003. In the state attorney’s office, Kinsella served as chief of special prosecutions from 1985 to 1992, deputy chief of the criminal division from 1991 to 1996, and first assistant state’s attorney from 1996 to 2003.[4]

Awards and associations

  • 1999-2003: First vice president, Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association[4]

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