Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier and the Illinois Supreme Court announced the appointment of Carbondale attorney Carey C. Gill as an at large Circuit Judge in the First Judicial Court on Wednesday.
Gill was appointed to fill the vacancy created when Judge James R. Moore was elected to the Fifth District Appellate Court in November. The appointment takes effect on Feb. 17 and will conclude on Dec. 3, 2018, when the vacancy will be filled during the next election.
“I am thankful to Chief Justice Karmeier and the Supreme Court for appointing me to the circuit Court,” Gill said. “I am honored to have this opportunity and recognize the great responsibility to both the profession and the community associated with serving on the bench.”
Karmeier said Gill has established a great reputation in the local legal community.
“Her good judgment, personal integrity, commitment to the community and demonstrated intelligence and ability make her an outstanding addition to the State judiciary,” Karmeier said.
Gill has practiced with the Carbondale firm Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes and Hoke, LLP since 2001. Her practice included areas of real estate, contracts, business, probate, and estate planning, eminent domain and general civic litigation. She also served as a special assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois since 2005.