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Circuit Judge Philip Kardis

By The Madison County Record | Aug 23, 2004



  • First appointed to the circuit court by the Illinois Supreme Court in January 1989 with fellow then associate and now Circuit Judges Nicholas Byron and Edward Ferguson. The trio filled vacancies left when Circuit Judges Philip Rarick and Charles Chapman were elected to the 5th District Appellate Court in November 1988 and Judge Horace Calvo was elected to the Illinois Supreme Court.

  • Kardis worked for seventeen years (1972-89) as a trial attorney in private practice (Kardis & Forbes) and before that as a chemical engineer.

  • University of Illinois, B.S. in chemical engineering (1965); George Washington University Law School (1971)

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