Vandalia Lawyer Named Associate Judge for Fourth Judicial Circuit.

VANDALIA — Chief Judge Kimberly G. Koester announced Tuesday that the Fourth Judicial Circuit Judges have voted to select Jeffrey A. DeLong as Associate Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, effective February 8, 2019.

DeLong will be filling the vacancy created by the election of then-Associate Judge Amanda Ade-Harlow to Resident Circuit Judge of Shelby County.

DeLong received his undergraduate degree in 1995 from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois and his Juris Doctor in 2005 from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.  DeLong is currently affiliated with Lawinger, DeLong & Jacob LLC in Vandalia.

The Fourth Judicial Circuit consists of nine counties – Christian, Clay, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Marion, Montgomery and Shelby.