The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Judge Eugene Doherty to the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth Judicial District, effective July 14, 2022.
Judge Doherty has served on the bench in the circuit court for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit since 2007. He won election in 2008, retention in 2014 and 2020, and served as Chief Judge from 2018 to 2021.
Before joining the bench, Judge Doherty practiced with a law firm in Rockford for 16 years and served as a law clerk to Justice Philip G. Reinhard on the Appellate Court, Second District. Judge Doherty earned his Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University College of Law.
Judge Doherty has served on several Illinois Supreme Court Committees, including as the current Chair of the e-Business Policy Board, as Vice-Chair of Court Operations During COVID-19 Task Force and Chairman of the Task Force’s Evictions Subcommittee, and as a member of the Weighted Caseload Task Force and the Statutory Court Fees Task Force. During his time as Chief Judge in the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, he served as Chairman for the Technology Committee and the Supreme Court Article V Committee of the Conference of Chief Judges.
The Illinois Supreme Court's announcement of Judge Doherty's appointment may be found here.