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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.

Education:
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