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|Current Court Information:|
|Illinois First District Appellate Court|
|Past position:||Cook County Judicial Circuit|
|Undergraduate:||University of Detroit|
|Law School:||John Marshall School of Law, 1970|
Themis N. Karnezis is a judge on the Illinois First District Appellate Court. He was assigned to this position in March of 2002. However, he continues to serve the six-year terms of circuit judges and was retained by voters in 2002 and 2008 to the Cook County Circuit Court. His current term expires on November 30, 2014.
Judge Karnezis earned his bachelor of science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Detroit and his law degree from the John Marshall School of Law. In 1970, he was admitted to the Illinois Bar.
Judge Karnezis began his legal career in 1970 as an Assistant State's Attorney in Cook County. In 1974, he began working as a private practice lawyer. He was appointed a Cook County Associate Judge in June of 1982 and was promoted to Circuit Judge in 1989. He was retained to this position by voters in 1990. He was involved in the Criminal Division of this court for sixteen years. He also served on the Law Jury Division and as the Presiding Judge of the Fourth Municipal District before he was assigned to the Appellate Court in March of 2002.