Associate Judge Michael Feetterer Receives Promotion to Circuit Judge, Replacing Judge Joe Condon

A press release from the McHenry County Circuit Court:

Twenty Second Judicial Circuit of McHenry County Judgeship Appointment

Joe Condon

WOODSTOCK, IL – The Twenty Second Judicial Circuit of McHenry County is very pleased to announce that effective December 3, 2012, the Honorable Michael W. Feetterer, Associate Judge of the Twenty Second Judicial Circuit, is appointed Circuit Judge of the Twenty Second Judicial Circuit, Second Subcircuit, to the position currently held by the Honorable Joseph P. Condon, who is retiring from judicial office on December 2, 2012.

The recipient of a degree in business administration from Loyola University Chicago, Judge Michael W. Feetterer attended DePaul University College of Law on a scholarship for undergraduate academic excellence.

Shortly after completing his Juris Doctor in 1990, he joined Diamond, LeSueur, Roth & Feetterer, P.C., as a civil and criminal litigator. Serving as a partner at the firm, Michael Feetterer prosecuted cases for several municipalities in Northeastern Illinois, including

  • Port Barrington and
  • Island Lake

From 1997 to 2004, Judge Michael W. Feetterer practiced privately in McHenry, serving clients in matters of criminal, civil, family, and real estate law.

During this time, he also served as a Municipal Attorney for the villages of

  • Spring Grove
  • Richmond
  • McCullom Lake

and as a Local Prosecutor for several other communities.

Since being appointed to the Twenty Second Circuit as an associate judge in September of 2004, Judge Feetterer has served in the Family Division and currently serves as the special assignment judge hearing all different case types.

Most recently, Judge Feetterer was selected as the presiding judge of the McHenry County Drug Court program established in December 2011.

In overseeing the McHenry County Drug Court, Judge Feetterer focuses on reducing recidivism rates among nonviolent substance abuse offenders and helping increase the success of rehabilitation for this population through judicially supervised treatments and other approaches.

Judge Feetterer is highly respected in the legal community and in 2007 had the highest retention rating, as scored by local attorneys, than any other associate judge in the State of Illinois.

Judge Feetterer possesses the outstanding qualities necessary for any judge-

  • fairness,
  • judicial temperament
  • experience

In 2008, Judge Feetterer founded a local charity which raises funding and organized outreach initiatives for ovarian cancer treatment and education. During his non-working hours, Judge Michael Feetterer enjoys spending time with his children and fiancée, and playing golf and chess.

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