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Edwardsville attorney appointed to associate judgeship

Chief Judge William A. Mudge announced today that Andrew K. Carruthers, 42, of Edwardsville was appointed to fill the Clarence W. Harrison II associate judge vacancy.

The 3rd Judicial Circuit encompasses Madison and Bond counties.

Associate judges are appointed by majority vote of the circuit judges in each circuit as provided by Supreme Court Rule.

A Godfrey native, Carruthers received his undergraduate degree in 2002 from the University of Illinois at Springfield and his Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2006.

Since January 2021, he served as a Madison County assistant state’s attorney in charge of the office’s civil division. Prior to his government service, Carruthers spent 14 years in private practice primarily at HeplerBroom LLC in Edwardsville and Stobbs, Sinclair & Carruthers, Ltd. in Alton. Carruthers also served on the Illinois State Board of Elections from 2015-2019.

He resides with his family in Edwardsville.

Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Haine released a statement following the announcement.

“It is a great testament to the future of Madison County’s judiciary that Assistant State’s Attorney Andrew Carruthers will soon be serving our community as a Judge. Andy is qualified, of course, but more importantly he has integrity and a passion for the rule of law. He has done incredible work as Chief of our Civil Division for the past year, assisting the office in a time of great transition, and winning trust from all he interacts with. But his life beyond the practice of law remains his fundamental focus. Andy is, at his core, a family man. His wonderful wife Heidy and his children are his greatest joy. Congratulations, Judge Carruthers, and the entire Carruthers family!”

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