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Seventh Circuit Judge April Troemper has been elected to the board of directors for the Illinois Judges Association.

Troemper will serve a three-year term. There are about 50 members on the board.

The Illinois Judges Association is composed of 1,250 active and retired Illinois court judges. The association provides education and services to its members and information about court operations to the public.

Read the full story here: www.myjournalcourier.com/news/97652/judge-chosen-for-board-role




While many young girls have dreams of becoming princesses and ballerinas, April Troemper set her sights on becoming an attorney. Through much diligence, she not only reached her initial goal, but has surpassed it by becoming a judge. Troemper currently serves as an at-large judge for Illinois’ 7thJudicial Circuit and does so humbly, remembering the path that brought her to where she is today.

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 September 15, 2015                                                                                                                                                       

                                            Circuit Judge April Troemper Announces Candidacy for 7th Judicial Circuit

Springfield, IL…. Judge April Troemper announced today she is seeking election in the 7th Judicial Circuit for the position she currently holds. Troemper, a Circuit Judge, was appointed in 2015 by the Illinois Supreme Court.  Prior to this appointment, Judge Troemper was an Associate Judge in Sangamon County. With nearly 6 years of judicial experience, Judge Troemper has presided over cases ranging from violent felonies to complex litigation. 

“I am proud of my strong background of legal and judicial experience over the years helping to keep our families and communities safe,” said Judge Troemper.  “As your Circuit Court Judge, I pledge to continue to follow the law, treat everyone with dignity and respect, and promote public trust in our judicial system.”

As a Judge, Troemper has heard nearly every type of case from medical malpractice, extortion of the elderly, theft and battery jury trials to numerous bench trials involving traffic citations, DUIs, misdemeanors, foreclosures, custody and visitation disputes, orders of protection, child support modifications, abuse and neglect, guardianships, adoptions, and mental health.  She currently presides over the Drug Court program in Macoupin County.

“I have been truly blessed during my time as a Circuit Court Judge where I can have a positive impact on the daily lives of people,” said Judge Troemper.  “I am humbled and honored each day as I take the bench, how each case is unique and how each case deserves its own attention.”   

Judge Troemper started her law career with Graham & Graham Ltd., Heyl Royster, and Sorling Northrup.  Throughout her years as a litigation attorney, Judge Troemper gained valuable experience representing clients in multiple areas including health care, consumer fraud, personal injury, civil rights, toxic tort, defamation, class actions, and appeals.    

Judge April Troemper is a 1990 Edinburg High School Graduate.  She received her associate’s degree from Lincoln Land Community College in 1992, bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1994, master’s in 1995 and law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1998.  

Judge Troemper is active with her family and in the community of Springfield.   She is the current President of the Sangamon County Bar Association and Profession of Leadership Foundation and is past President of the Central Illinois Women’s Bar Association.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Judges Association and the teaching faculty for the Judicial Education Conference.  She holds other leadership roles within the Illinois State Bar Association.  Within the community, she serves on the Boosters Board at Springfield High School and volunteers at her church.  She previously served on the SMEAA Board for District 5. She has been a guest speaker and lecturer for a variety of groups covering a number of topics. In 2014, she received Eastern Illinois University’s Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award.  Judge Troemper and her husband Brett are the proud parents of two children, Austin and Brooklynn.  

The Primary Election will be held on March 15, 2016 followed by the General Election on November 8, 2016. The 7th Judicial Circuit is comprised of Sangamon, Morgan, Macoupin, Scott, Greene and Jersey counties.