Thomas M. Schippers
|Thomas M. Schippers|
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|Current Court Information:|
|Illinois Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court|
|Past position:||Associate Judge, 19th Circuit Court|
|Bachelors:||Northern Michigan University, 1984|
|Law School:||Loyola University School of Law, 1993|
Thomas M. Schippers is a judge of the Illinois Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court. He was elected to a newly-created judgeship on this court on Nov. 6, 2012. His current term expires in December of 2018.
Schippers began his career as an associate at the Chicago firm of Gardner, Carton & Douglas. He later left to serve in the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office. After a short time with the firm of Salvi & Schostok, he moved to Washington, D.C. to work as Special Investigative Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary. He held that position from 1998 to 1999, after which, he returned to Illinois and joined the Illinois Attorney General's Office. He worked there until 2002. Prior to his judicial appointment, he was a partner of the law firm Dudley & Lake. He was appointed an Associate Circuit Court Judge in 2007 and was elected a Circuit Judge in 2012.
Schippers was elected to the 19th Circuit Court, 3rd Subcircuit, on Nov. 6, 2012, defeating Nancy S. Waites with 51.1% of the vote. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012, after his opponent, Todd Projansky, withdrew from the race.
- See also: Illinois judicial elections, 2012
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 19th Judicial Circuit Court: Hon. Thomas M. Schippers
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Illinois Board of Elections: November 6, 2012 Official Vote Scroll to p.151
- ↑ Judge Tom Schippers campaign website: Law Career
- ↑ IllinoisJudges.net: Additional Judgeship B - Candidates for Circuit Judge - Nineteenth Circuit (3rd Subcircuit)
- ↑ Lake County News-Sun, "Judicial candidate withdraws", February 2, 2012
- ↑ Lake County Clerk: March 20, 2012 primary election results