Kane County Circuit Judge Announces Retirement
Kane County Connects Staff 8/8/2022 6:00PM
Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Judge John Noverini announced he is retiring in August after serving on the bench in Kane County since 2008 and being in the legal profession for more than 34 years.
Judge Noverini’s judicial experience includes having served as the Presiding Judge of the Family Law Division, Presiding Judge of a Criminal Division-Domestic Violence/DUI/Traffic Court, and Presiding Judge of Probate, Guardianship, Traffic and Mental Health Courts for the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit. Most recently, Judge
Noverini has served as a Circuit Court Trial Judge.
Before serving on the bench, Judge Noverini was a solo legal practitioner in Elgin from 1999 to 2008, where he built his career in civil law focusing on business, banking, and residential and commercial real estate law. He was an attorney for the American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, working as a bank executive and then becoming bank director.
Judge Noverini was born in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated from Lane Tech High School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Moody Bible Institute, his Master of Arts in History from Northeastern Illinois University, and his Juris Doctor from IIT/Chicago Kent College of Law in 1987.
Along with his legal career, Judge Noverini has taught for numerous years at both Judson University and Triton College. When he is not working, Judge Noverini spends his personal life giving back to the community through his many acts of service. He has volunteered for the Salvation Army for 17 years, 12 as the Elgin Salvation Army Advisory Board chairperson.
Judge Noverini has also volunteered with Administer Justice, which provides legal aid to low-income people struggling with various challenges in housing, employment, and health care. Judge Noverini’s other volunteer pursuits include traveling with Saray Rodriquez, his wife of 25 years, to perform charitable work with orphanages and other non-profit organizations. They have visited 35 countries to date. Along with these numerous accomplishments,
Judge Noverini has also been a pilot since he was 18 years old.
Judge Noverini says he has been honored to serve his Kane County community as a Judge these last 14 years.
Source: Office of the Chief Judge and Court Administrator 16th Judicial Circuit