Associate judges reassigned
Madison County Circuit Court Chief Judge Ed Ferguson changed assignments of associate judges and courtrooms effective Dec. 5. The new assignments for the following judges are as follows:
Judge Ellar Duff: Associate judge, Civil Division, will hear LM, MR, CH, eminent domain and small claims jury cases.
Judge Barbara Crowder: Presiding judge, Family Division, will make all necessary assignments within the division.
Judge David Grounds: Family Division Docket, will hear paternity cases, IV-D cases and orders of protection.
Judge Nelson Metz: Family Division Docket, will continue to hear the family division cases assigned to him.
Judge Tom Chapman: Family Division Docket, will continue to hear current assignment and other cases assigned to him.
Judge Lewis Mallott: Alton/Granite City/Collinsville Docket, will handle those dockets of these outlying courts. He will also handle Highland appearances.