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Robert J. Steigmann


Robert J. Steigmann Appellate Judge
Robert J. Steigmann
Fourth District

Robert J. Steigmann, born in December 1944, was raised in Chicago. He received two degrees from the University of Illinois, a B.S. in 1965 and a J.D. in 1968. From 1968 to 1976, he was a staff attorney with the Legislative Reference Bureau and an Assistant State's Attorney in Sangamon and Champaign counties. He was elected a judge of the Circuit Court in 1976 and assigned to the Appellate Court in July 1989. In November 1994, he was elected to the Appellate Court. Judge Steigmann has been a frequent lecturer and writer on criminal law, criminal procedure, juvenile law and rules of evidence. He also is co-author with Professor Michael Graham of Illinois Evidentiary Foundations (2d ed.) (Michie 1997) and the author of the three-volume treatise, Illinois Evidence Manual (3d ed.) (Lawyers Co-op 1995). He also is a faculty member of the New York University Law School Institute of Judicial Administration and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Illinois College of Law. Judge Steigmann, a resident of Urbana, is married and has two children. His son, Michael, is an attorney practicing in Chicago.