Edwardsville attorney and part time Madison County public defender Ronald R. Slemer will be appointed associate judge in the Third Judicial Circuit.
The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts made the announcement in a press release on Aug. 30.
Associate judges are selected by vote among the court's elected circuit judges.
Fifteen attorneys had applied for the associate judge vacancy that had been created upon the appointment of Associate Judge James Hackett to circuit judge in June.
The circuit judge vacancy that Hackett filled was created when former Circuit Judge Ann Callis resigned in May to pursue a congressional campaign.
Slemer received his undergraduate degree in 1976 from the University of Illinois and his juris doctorate in 1980 from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Other attorneys who applied were:
Philip B. Alfeld of Schrempf, Kelly, Napp and Darr of Alton
Laura Andrews of Andrews and Mengarelli in Granite City
Elizabeth N. Carrion of Edwardsville
John T. Fischer, assistant Madison County State’s Attorney
Ronald J. Foster, Jr. of Schoen Walton Telken and Foster in East St. Louis
David R. Jones of Edwardsville
Philip J. Lading of Sandberg Phoenix and von Gontard in Edwardsville
Michael P. McGinley of Heyl Royster in Edwardsville
Marc W. Parker of Parker Law in Maryville
Maureen D. Schuette of Edwardsville
Katherine M. Smith of Alton
Marleen M. Suarez of Suarez Law Office in Collinsville
Kelly C. Sullivan of Sullivan and Von Bokel in Fairview Heights
Leslie A. Wood of Glen Carbon