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Judge Stanfa to retire from 16th Circuit

Applicants sought to fill vacancy

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – Kane County Associate Judge Thomas Stanfa has announced he would retire July 31, officials said.

The deadline for applications to fill the vacancy is July 2. The vacancy will be filled by vote of the circuit judges of the 16th Judicial Circuit, according to the posting on the Kane County Bar Association website, kanecountybar.org.

Stanfa was sworn in as an associate judge in the 16th Circuit on May 14, 2007, officials had stated in a news release at the time.

At the time, Stanfa was a civil division attorney at the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Stanfa joined the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in 1980 until he became a Kane County prosecutor in 1987. He then joined the law firm of Querry and Harrow, and then moved to the firm of O'Hagan, Smith, and Amundsen, officials had said at the time of his appointment.

In 1999, he joined the DuPage County state's attorney's office, where he served as the deputy chief of the civil division.

Stanfa, of Geneva, graduated from Marian Catholic High School and Loyola University in Chicago, where he also received his law degree.

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