Carlson, Garcia selected for Will County judgeships
BY CINDY WOJDYLA CAIN firstname.lastname@example.org July 16, 2013 5:28PM
Updated: August 19, 2013 2:12PM
JOLIET — Dave Carlson, who lost his race for Will County state’s attorney last year, and fellow attorney David Garcia have been selected as Will County’s newest associate judges.
Carlson and Garcia were among 50 applicants for two judicial vacancies. They made the list of four finalists that was voted on by the circuit judges. The Illinois Administrative Office of the Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that Carlson and Garcia were selected.
The vacancies were created when Associate Judge Robert Baron retired and Will County added a judgeship because of its population growth.
The men will be sworn in around mid-August, Court Administrator Kurt Sangmeister said.
“Obviously, both of the men are in private practice,” Sangmeister said. “They have files they’re working on and there would have to be motions to withdraw.”
Carlson, 42, of Plainfield, has been a lawyer since 2001. He attended Northern Illinois University law school. He is affiliated with the Carlson, Zelazo and O’Dekirk, LLC law firm in Joliet. Carlson, a Republican, lost his race against incumbent State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow, a Democrat, in the 2012 election.
Garcia: 57, of Joliet, has been a lawyer since 1995. He attended IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is a solo practitioner in Joliet.
The other two finalists were Chantal Host, of the Thomas Naughton law office, and Kathleen Patton, who is chief of the felony division for the state’s attorney’s office.