New associate judge named in Madison County
A longtime member of the Simmons Firm was named on Tuesday as associate judge in the 3rd Judicial Circuit.
Judges announced they had appointed attorney Martin J. Mengarelli to the post vacated upon the recent resignation of Associate Judge Keith Jensen.
Chief Judge David A. Hylla announced the appointment. Jensen had resigned effective Aug. 31.
Mengarelli earned his law degree from Northern Illinois University in 1993. He has been an associate with The Simmons Firm since 2009. He was previously a partner with Andrews & Mengarelli from 2003- 2009, an associate with Hopkins Goldenberg from 2001-2003, and an associate with Morris B. Chapman and Associates from 1993-2001.
Mengarelli is a current member and past president of the Tri City Bar Association. He is a current member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Madison County Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Missouri Bar Association, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Wisconsin Bar Association and American Association of Justice.
Mengarelli served in the U.S. Army from 1985-1987. He assisted military veterans with disability claims and other legal matters pro bono.
He also has served as house captain for Rebuilding Together in Madison County 2000-2010, served as a board member and director of the SEF Charitable Foundation 2009-2013, and also volunteered delivering Meals on Wheels for Senior Services Plus 2004-2009.
“I have known Marty and respected his legal ability for many years. His record of community and military service speaks for itself. I am confident that he will carry the same high level of dedication to public service with him to the bench. Marty Mengarelli’s ability, experience and concern for others will make him an outstanding member of the Madison County judiciary”, Hylla said in a statement.
Mengarelli is married to Laura Andrews, a practicing attorney in Madison County. They live in Maryville. Their daughter, Maria, is a freshman at the University of Missouri.