Judge Ron Spears
Judge Spears has served as a Circuit Court Judge in the Fourth Judicial Circuit since 1993. A graduate of the University of Illinois and Southern Illinois University School of Law, Spears clerked for the United States’ District Court for the Central District from 1977-1979, and was a member of a Taylorville, Illinois, law firm from 1979-1993. He is active in local, state and national Bar Associations and served on the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association and is a Past President of the Illinois Judges Association. Spears is a retired Colonel in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, serving in the Illinois Army National Guard from 1972-2006. He is a frequent faculty member for continuing legal education for attorneys and judges.