The governor has named Carolee Maxine Hoerner to serve as public administrator and public guardian of St. Clair County, pending Senate approval.
Hoerner is an associate attorney at Becker, Hoerner & Ysursa, P.C., where she authors motions, complaints and statements for cases, interviews clientele to assess the strength of their claims, negotiates settlements, and is involved in all aspects of litigation.
Hoerner also worked as a law clerk for the corporation, where she prepared legal documentation, conducted legal research and analysis, and communicated with attorneys regarding case management.
She is affiliated with the St. Clair County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Hoerner received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Juris Doctor from the Southern Illinois University School of Law.
Hoerner was born and raised in Belleville and is a lifelong resident of St. Clair County. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in 2015 and earned her law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2019. While in law school, she gained experience interning for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, where she worked on a variety of criminal and prisoners’ civil rights cases.
Following graduation from Southern Illinois University School of Law and admission to the Illinois bar in 2019, she joined Becker, Hoerner & Ysursa and concentrates her practice in workers’ compensation, general civil litigation, municipal law, and education law.