Long-time Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier was sworn in as the 120th chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court on Monday, October 31. Having served on the state’s highest court since 2004, Justice Karmeir was unanimously chosen by his colleagues to replace former Chief Justice Rita Garman.
The newly-installed chief justice was reported by the Illinois State Bar Association as saying, “Since joining the court in 2004, I have had the privilege of serving under five different chief justices, all of whom have done an outstanding job. I will do my very best to live up to the high standard they have set.”
Chief Justice Karmeier received his J.D. degree in 1964 from the University of Illinois.