Richard Felice (’79) was appointed Circuit Judge of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, at Large effective November 4, 2019 through December 7, 2020.
Judge Felice has had a distinguished career practicing law for forty years. He began his career in 1979 with Laraia and Kilander, where he practiced primarily in the field of domestic relations and various aspects of litigation. In 1985 he opened his own firm as a sole practitioner in Wheaton, IL.
From 2014-15, Judge Felice served as president of the Illinois State Bar Association, the largest bar organization in the state with over 32,000 members. He was first elected 3rd Vice President of the ISBA in 2010 after having served two three-year terms on the Board of Governors. Previously an ISBA Assembly member, he has served on numerous ISBA committees and sections, including the Agenda Committee for whom he was chair. He was an officer of the ISBA Mutual Insurance Company and served on the board of the Illinois Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the ISBA. In 2004, he received the Ralph A. Gabric Award for Professional Excellence.
Judge Felice served, by appointment of the Illinois Supreme Court, on the Supreme Court Rules Committee. A long-time member of the DuPage County Bar Association, he was its president, a director and chair of its Judiciary Committee. He is also a past president of the DuPage County Bar Foundation and the DuPage County Chapter of The Justinian Society.