Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier and the Illinois Supreme Court have announced that Circuit Judge David K. Overstreet of the Second Judicial Circuit has been assigned as an Appellate Court Justice in the Fifth District Appellate Court.
Judge Overstreet of Mt. Vernon was unanimously assigned to fill the vacancy created when Justice James R. Moore, who previously held the assignment, was elected to the Fifth District Appellate Court in the November 2016 general election.
The assignment of Judge Overstreet takes effect next Monday and will remain in effect until further order of the court.
Judge Overstreet says it has been an honor to serve the public as a circuit judge in the Second Judicial Circuit for the past almost 10 years. He looks forward to the challenge of serving the public on the Appellate Court and says he is humbled by this wonderful opportunity.
Judge Overstreet has served on the bench since 2007 when he was unanimously appointed by the Supreme Court as a Circuit Judge in the Second Judicial District. He was subsequently elected to the position in 2008 and retained by voters in 2014. Prior to his judicial career, Judge Overstreet served as a partner at the Mt. Vernon law firm Neubauer & Overstreet.
Chief Justice Karmeier noted throughout his nearly ten-year tenure on the bench, Judge Overstreet has exhibited precisely the type of temperament, wisdom and strong work ethic we hope all our judges will demonstrate. Karmeier says Overstreet has done an outstanding job on the circuit bench. As the Supreme Court's unanimous assignment order reflects, the Court has every confidence that he will continue to distinguish himself as a member of the appellate court.