Mary Jane Theis
|Mary Jane Theis|
|Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court|
October 26, 2010
|Judge of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District|
February 27, 1949 |
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||John T. Theis|
Early life and career
She received her bachelors degree from Loyola University Chicago and her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law. She was Assistant Public Defender in Cook County from 1974-1983.
Theis became a judge in 1983, serving as associate Judge (1983-1988), Circuit Court Judge (1988-1994), and Appellate Court Judge (1993-2010). The Chicago Tribune, in endorsing her for election, cited her "universally accepted expertise on judicial ethics, family law, sentencing, fairness." She previously served as Chair for the Illinois Judicial Conference's Committees on Education and Judicial Conduct, as well as on the Illinois Supreme Court's Rules Committee. Her term expires in 2020.
Theis is married to John T. Theis, and they have two children and four grandchildren.
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