Kane County Attorneys

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Comprehensive information on Kane County Attorneys. Find more about the Kane County Circuit Clerk, Kane County Circuit Court, online court records, the Kane County Courthouse, the Kane County State’s Attorney, Kane County Bar Association and Law Library.
If you are involved in a legal matter at the Kane County Court in Kane County, Illinois, it’s important that you obtain experienced and effective representation. The Law Offices of Andrew Nickel feature Kane County attorneys who were formerly Kane County prosecutors.

Kane County Circuit Clerk

Kane County voters select a Circuit Clerk every four years. The laws and Supreme Court of Illinois, Administrative Office of Illinois Court and Local Rules establish the Circuit Clerk’s functions. The main duty of the Kane County Circuit Court is the establishment and maintenance of every court and court seal record. Besides these responsibilities, the Clerk takes charge for some administrative, financial, and public services. Thomas M. Hartwell is the current Circuit Clerk of Kane County. Kane County Circuit Clerk’s office mission statement is to provide the public bench and bar a medium of controlling the reception, maintenance, and safety of court record and judicial management information. The office of the Circuit Court is dedicated to rendering customer service in a respectful, punctual, honest and cost-efficient demeanor.

The Kane County Circuit Clerk is located at:

540 South Randall Road St. Charles, IL 60174 

The Kane County Circuit Clerk is open weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The Law Office of Andrew Nickel, LLC provides a range of services for those in need of an attorney in Kane County. The attorneys at the Law Office of Andrew Nickel, LLC all have experience as former prosecutors.

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Kane County Circuit Court IL (The Sixteenth Judicial District)

Kane County Circuit Court Services is divided into three departments: Probation, Juvenile Justice, and Psychology. The Chief Judge of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit administers Court Services. The mission of Court Services is to help the public by fostering positive behavior change using proven ways to boost public safety.

The Kane County Probation Department offers compulsory services to defendants with a juvenile or adult case. It monitors, supervises, and guides the defendants. Courts receive information from the Probation Department as needed. The center has offices in Aurora, Elgin, and St. Charles.

The Kane County Juvenile Justice Center (JJC) is a detention center for youth between the age of 10 and 21. This center has 80 beds and was built to make space for 80 extra beds. The Kane County JJC actually provides services for six neighboring counties: DeKalb, DuPage, Kendall, McHenry, Ogle, and Stephenson.

The Psychology Department for the 16th Judicial Circuit is known as the Kane County Diagnostic Center. Diagnostic assessments, crisis intervention, and psychotherapy (i.e. individual, group, family) are the services provided by the Psychology Department to offenders. The Kane County Diagnostic Center screens Sheriffs Deputy, Correctional Officer, and specialized field officer candidates. It gives graduate students a training opportunity in clinical psycho-diagnostics and psychotherapy.

The mission of the 16th Judicial Circuit is to offer equal access to a fair justice system by which legal disputes may be settled promptly and efficiently, while promoting trustful relationships with the public.

The Kane County Circuit Court is located at:

540 South Randall Rd.
St. Charles, IL 60174

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The Law Offices of Andrew Nickel, LLC provide outstanding legal representation in Kane County, Illinois. Whether your legal matter is criminal, DUI, or a civil case like divorce, we are here to help.

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Kane County Court Case Search

Kane County Court Case Search page offers access to information on court cases in the 16th Judicial District. This service is complementary. Registration is not necessary for the public if they want to look for court records. You can find most types of criminal records here including felony and misdemeanor charges.  Lawyers and law enforcement employees are advised to register with the website.

We Can Help if You’ve Been Charged in Kane County

As a former Assistant State’s Attorney in Kane County, Andrew Nickel is exceptionally familiar with the local court system. If you need help understanding what you’re facing when you look at the Kane County Court Case Search, give us a call today.

Kane County IL Courthouse

Kane County Courthouse is home to the Civil Division of the 16th Circuit court. Services offered include civil court cases related to arbitration, small claims, probate, and foreclosures. Some family law cases, juvenile cases, and personal injury cases are tried in the Kane County Courthouse.

The Kane County Courthouse is located at:

100 South Third Street
Geneva, IL 60134

The courthouse is open weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. People who require services from the Civil Court for civil and dependency cases are welcome. The courthouse also secures teacher and employment certificates.

Have a Date with the Kane County Courthouse?

We would love to be there with you and help you get the best outcome possible. Our initial consultation is free, so what do you have to lose? As a former Assistant State’s Attorney in Kane County, Andrew Nickel is intimately familiar with the Kane County Courthouse.

Kane County State’s Attorney

History of the Kane County State’s Attorney

There were no county prosecutor offices in Illinois for the first 54 statehood years. Prosecutors were selected in every Illinois multi-county judicial court. They were in charge of legal advising and the prosecution of each criminal case. The 1870 Constitution of Illinois stated that in 1872 and every four years after that each county’s voters would vote for a state’s attorney. Kane County followed the guidelines outlined in the Constitution and formed the Kane County State’s Attorney office shortly after.

The method of local prosecutor selection has not changed. Prior to beginning his own practice, Andrew Nickel spent nearly five years as a prosecutor in both Kane in Kendall County. As an Assistant State’s Attorney in Kane County, Andrew litigated a wide range of cases including DUI, felonies, and misdemeanors.

The Current Kane County State Attorney

Joseph H. McMahon has been Kane County State’s Attorney since November 2010. Joe was a law practitioner prior to serving as Kane County State’s Attorney. He grew up in Kane County, where he graduated from St. Edward High School, in Elgin, Illinois. His post-secondary education background includes a bachelor’s from the University of Iowa, J.D. from the John Marshall Law School, and an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

In 1992, McMahon started his first job in the legal field as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Kane County. Joe was the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office chief of the Criminal Division for two years. He served as an Assistant Attorney General for Illinois.

McMahon belongs to the Illinois State Bar Association. His previous roles at the ISBA were chairman of the Corporate Law Department Section Council and chairman of the Sentencing & Corrections Committee. As of now, he is a member of the ISBA’s Judicial Evaluation Outside of Cook County. Mr. McMahon is affiliated with Kane County Bar Association. He was a member of Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice board of directors.

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Kane County Law Library

The Kane County Bar Association (KCBA) is an association of more than 1,200 legal professionals and 28 committees. It was established in 1858. KCBA members and the general public can call contact the KCBA by phone. An online contact form is also provided.

The “Find a Lawyer” page helps clients search for a lawyer by practice area, language, experience, rate, availability, and location. The name of the lawyer or law firm can also be typed in the search box. The Find a Lawyer page can help you find a lawyer for any type of case in Illinois, whether it’s a felony in Illinois or misdemeanor, contract, family law case, tax law, and more.

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Contact The Law Office of Andrew Nickel, LLC today if you are struggling with understanding complicated laws and ordinances in Kane County, Illinois. We’ve helped plenty of people who tried to ‘do-it-themselves’ first obtain excellent results.