Diane E. Winter


  • Current Assignment: Chief Judge; Chair Family Division Task Force
  • Elected Circuit Judge: Fifth Subcircuit, November 2010
  • Appointed as Circuit Judge: By Supreme Court, December 1, 2008
  • Associate Judge: 2000 - 2008
  • Undergraduate: DePaul University, 1978
  • Law School: Northern Illinois University College of Law, 1981
  • Career Highlights: Private Practice; President of Jefferson Inn of Court, 2004; and President of Lake County Bar Association, 2003; Supervising Judge Family Division 2008; Presiding Judge Misdemeanor/Traffic Division 2008-2010; Presiding Judge Family Judge 2016-2018; Child Support Advisory Committee, State of Illinois 2016-present.

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