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Patrick KenneallyWelcome to the website for the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.  It is the honor of a lifetime to represent the hardworking people of McHenry County as their State’s Attorney.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney's Office is a public trust, it belongs to and is paid for by you the People.  My job is to ensure that it is working on your behalf. It is further my job to uphold your confidence in our Office and the justice system.  To do this, our daily goal is to be the most effective, ethical, and efficient state’s attorney’s office in the State.

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McHenry County State's Attorney's Office Welcomes New Criminal Assistant State's Attorney Judy Shammo

Post Date:01/09/2017 8:09 AM

Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that Judy Shammo has been hired as an Assistant State’s Attorney.  Ms. Shammo will be joining the Misdemeanor Division.

Ms. Shammo completed her Juris Doctor at Chicago-Kent College of Law.  Prior to joining this office, Ms. Shammo worked for a private firm handling foreclosure defense and real estate matters.

During law school, Ms. Shammo worked as a 711 intern at the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office.  There, she ran hearings and trials under the supervision of an attorney in the office’s Traffic and Misdemeanor Division.  Ms. Shammo was also a member of the nationally ranked Chicago-Kent Trial Advisory Team.

We are fortunate to have such a talented prosecutor join our Office and help further our mission of doing justice on behalf of the residents of McHenry County.

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