Effective May 11, 2023, the Illinois Supreme Court assigned Justice Margaret J. Mullen to the Illinois Appellate Court, Second Judicial District. Justice Mullen is filling the vacancy created by the passing of Justice Donald C. Hudson. The assignment will continue until June 1, 2027, or until further order of the Illinois Supreme Court.
Justice Mullen was first appointed to the bench in 1992 as an Associate Judge in the 19th Judicial Circuit. She was appointed by the Supreme Court as a 19th Judicial Circuit Judge in 1997 and won election in 1998. She served as Chief Judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit from 2002 to 2004, and served as Presiding Judge of the Law, Juvenile, and Consolidated Family Divisions. She retired from the circuit court in 2017.
Before serving on the bench, Justice Mullen worked in private practice at Tressler, Soderstrom, Maloney & Priess (now Tressler LLP) and served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Lake and DuPage Counties. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois State University and her juris doctor from The John Marshall Law School.
The Illinois Supreme Court's announcement of Justice Mullen's assignment may be found here. The Appellate Lawyers Association congratulates Justice Mullen on her assignment to the appellate court.