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Kapala, Frederick J.

Born 1950 in Rockford, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 9, 2007, to a seat vacated by Philip G. Reinhard. Confirmed by the Senate on May 8, 2007, and received commission on May 10, 2007. Assumed senior status on May 10, 2019.

Marquette University, B.A., 1972
University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:

U.S. Army Reserve captain, 1970-1980
Assistant state's attorney, Winnebago County, Illinois, 1976-1977
Private practice, Rockford, Illinois, 1977-1982
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, 1982-2001; associate judge, 1982-1994; circuit judge, 1994-2001
Judge, Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, 2001-2007

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, December 5, 2006; no Senate vote