The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Judge Lance Peterson, who is currently serving on the circuit court for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, to the Illinois Appellate Court, Third Judicial District, effective August 1, 2022.
Judge Peterson earned his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of The John Marshall Law Review. Before joining the bench, Judge Peterson served as Grundy County State's Attorney from 1996 to 2001 and as a clerk for Justice Mary Ann McMorrow of the Illinois Supreme Court and Justice Tobias Barry of the Third District.
Judge Peterson began his service on the bench as an Associate Judge from 2001 to 2010. Since 2010, he has served as a Circuit Judge. Judge Peterson is a member of the Illinois Courts Commission and the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases, as well as a past member and Chairman of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinating Committee of the Illinois Judicial Conference.
The Illinois Supreme Court's announcement of Judge Peterson's appointment may be found here.