Illini Spotlight with Judge Elizabeth Flood, Kane County Circuit Court

You be the Judge – Experience Court from a Judge’s Point of View.

Date / Time: Thursday, October 29, 2020 / 6:00 PM


About Judge Flood: 

Elizabeth Flood received a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois College of Commerce and graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law.  

Elizabeth began her law career in 1995 with the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office as a criminal prosecutor.  During her 8 years in the criminal division, Elizabeth prosecuted in every criminal courtroom, including traffic, misdemeanor, D.U.I., and felonies.  

Elizabeth then transferred to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s civil division, where she represented county officials and employees in state and federal courts in cases involving election law, employment law, personal injury, property damage, and federal civil rights litigation.  She was able to argue before the Illinois Second District Appellate Court and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.  

In 2013, Elizabeth was appointed as an Associate Judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit, Kane County, Illinois, where she has presided over traffic and misdemeanor cases, bond call, orders of protection, and forfeiture hearings.  Since 2016 she has been assigned to the Family Division.  In addition to her duties as a judge, Elizabeth is a frequent speaker at schools and community organizations about internet safety, and the role of judges in the court system.  

In October of 2019, Judge Flood was appointed by unanimous vote of the Illinois Supreme Court to be a Judge in Kane County.  

Elizabeth currently lives in Saint Charles with her daughters, ages 12 and 16, and her husband Steve.  When not in court, Elizabeth enjoys running, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors with her family.    

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