States Attorney's Update
     J. was born and raised in Rockford. He intermittedly left for school and jobs but always “boomeranged” back to his hometown. And he is here to stay.
     J. graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law. During law school, J. interned for the United States Judge Advocate General’s Corps at Fort Stewart, GA. While there, J. supported Army prosecutors and provided legal aid to soldiers. After graduating from law school, J. returned to Rockford to be an Assistant State’s Attorney here in Winnebago County.
     In early 2009, J. moved to Tucson, Arizona to become an Assistant United States Attorney and began representing the United States in the prosecution of federal crimes, most notably drug and human smuggling cases.
     J. came back to Rockford where he began working at the law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson. While at Hinshaw, he handled complex business litigation matters. J. later began working for the Rock River Reclamation District where he handled all legal matters for the District.
     J. was elected to the State’s Attorney’s Office for Winnebago County in 2020.  J. and his wife Ginger, reside in the Edgewater neighborhood with their three children.
     J. will talk about his time as Winnebago County States Attorney and talk about some of the problems the area is going through and his plans for the future.  This will be an excellent opportunity to bring a guest or prospective member.  Mark Baldwin will introduce our presenter and act as Rotary host.