Resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Circuit Court Judge Kane County 16th Circuit
    • Traffic and Misdemeanor 
    • Mental Health Court 
    • Bond Call
    • Order of Protection/Stalking No Contact Orders
    • Felony Call
    • Special Assignment Judge presides over all case
  • Associate Judge Kane County 16th Circuit
    • Traffic and Misdemeanor 
    • Mental Health Court 
    • Bond Call
    • Domestic Relations Court
    • Civil Division
  • The Law Offices of Kim M. DiGiovanni, LTD
    • City of Elgin Special Counsel;
    • City of Aurora Special Counsel;
    • East Dundee Special Counsel;

Ran a boutique law firm, primarily focused on family law issues guardian-ad-litem appointments

  • Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office, Assistant State’s Attorney;
    • Prosecuted all criminal matters, misdemeanor through felony
    • Argued, drafted and litigated pre-trial and post-trial motions
    • Conducted research on criminal law, criminal procedure and sentencing guideline issues
    • Conducted jury trials 
    • Interviewed and prepared witnesses for hearings and trials
  • Judicial Law Clerk, 16th Judicial Circuit, Judicial Law Clerk;
    • Performed legal research; drafted briefs and memoranda for the Judiciary of the 16th Circuit
    • Managed high volume court calls for judges Law Division, Small Claims and Arbitration cases
    • Drafted orders of protection and other court documents for pro- se litigants
    • Prepared written opinions for civil and criminal circuit court Judges
  • ACME World Sports, Summer Associate;
    • Coordinated, prepared and assisted clients at the NHL draft in Toronto
    • Assisted attorneys in client contract negotiations with NHL teams and sponsors
    • Prepared and reviewed documents for NHL player arbitrations

EDUCATION

DePaul University, College of Law

  • Juris Doctor, February 2004
  • American Constitution Society
  • CALI Excellence Award
  • DePaul University
    • B.A. Communications, May 2000
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Admitted to the Illinois Bar in May 2004

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Kane, Kendall and DuPage County Bar Associations
  • CASA Concert Committee 2018 & 2019
  • Kane County Bar Foundation Planning Committee 2021
  • Guardian ad Litem Training Kane and DuPage County
  • Women’s Bar Association, Kane County Vice -President 2009-2010
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • National College of DUI Defense 2007-2009
  • National District Attorneys Association 2004-2007
    • Successfully completed Cross Examination Course
    • Successfully completed Trial Advocacy I & Trial Advocacy II
  • Kane County and DuPage County Criminal Defense Associations
  • Mock trial judge for students at St. Charles North and St. Charles East
  • Kane County Boy Scout Merit Badge Day