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Steve McGlynn

Steve McGlynn
Former Justice, Illinois Appellate Court 5th District

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial, River, Maritime, Aviation, & Transportation Law
  • Complex Litigation
  • Mediation & Arbitration
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injuries
  • Warranty and UCC
  • Criminal Law
  • Wrongful Arrest
  • Wrongful Prosecution


  • B.A. University of Dayton, 1983
  • J.D. Saint Louis University School of Law,1987

Legal Experience

Unanimously appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve as Justice for the Illinois Appellate Court's 5th District, served from 2005-2006

Served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois from 1996-2005

General Counsel, Kaskaskia Regional Port District (River & Maritime Law)

Admitted to practice in Illinois, Missouri, the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals in Illinois and Missouri, and Federal District Courts for Southern, Central, and Eastern Illinois

  • Organizations:
    • Illinois Judges Association
    • St. Clair County Bar Association
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • The Missouri Bar
    • National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
  • Awards:
    • NAACP Stellar Award, 2004
    • NAACP Justice for All & Service Award, 2003