Judge Mike McHaney for Appellate Court
Judge Mike McHaney
Experienced and Qualified
Circuit Judge (Present)
Faculty Member Judicial Education Conferences
National Health Law Moot Court Judge
SIU Law School Moot Court Judge
Rend Lake College Criminal Justice Presenter
Seven Reasons to Leave the Party Presenter to
High Schools in the Fourth Judicial Circuit
Kaskaskia College Criminal Justice Course Presentations
Retained by Voters, Circuit Judge 2016
Elected by Voters, Circuit Judge 2010
Appointed By Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier to
At Large Circuit Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit 2010
Implemented Marion County Drug Court Program 2010
Appointed by Circuit Judges to Associate Judge 2006-2010
Trial Attorney with Extensive Experience in Criminal,
Civil & Family Law. 1982-2006
Presenter on Malpractice Law at Rend Lake College
School of Nursing
Summersville Elementary School Board Member
Over 200 Jury Trials to Verdict.
Asst. Attorney General for Eminent Domain Cases.
Education & Personal
Attended National Judicial College
,University of Nevada Campus. 2010
Judicial Education Conferences 2006-Present
JD SIU Law School 1982
BS SIU 1979
Rend Lake College 1977
Mt. Vernon High 1975
Past President of:
Marion Co. Bar Assoc.
Jefferson Co. Bar Assoc.
Jefferson Co. Shrine Club
Past Exalted Ruler:
Mt. Vernon Elks Club #819
Judge Shonkwiler Certificate of Achievement 2017
Key to City of Salem, Illinois Recipient 2015
Rend Lake College Alumnus of the Year 2010
Rend Lake College Commencement Speaker
High School Sunday School Teacher, First United
Married to Laura
Children & Grandchildren
Meghan & Anthony, Tim, Colin, Daniel & Brianna
Tilian & Remy
"As long as I have the honor and privilege of wearing the black robe, I will never stop upholding our Constitution and your civil liberties."
Judge Mike McHaney has been on the bench for the last sixteen years of his legal career, three of those were spent as the Chief Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit. Previously, McHaney was a trial lawyer in Central & Southern Illinois for twenty-four years. Judge McHaney has a proven track record as a Constitutional Originalist. A vote for McHaney is a vote against tyranny.
Judge Mike McHaney is a Republican Candidate for the Fifth District Appellate Court of Illinois. Primary Election to be held June 28. 2022 and General Election will be held November 8. 2022.