Meet State's Attorney Jim Rowe




Jim Rowe was elected State's Attorney of Kankakee County in 2016.  At the time of his election as State's Attorney, Jim served as General Counsel to a number of municipalities and townships throughout Kankakee County.  Prior to that, he was an Assistant State's Attorney in the nation's second largest State's Attorneys' Office, and later maintained a private practice in Kankakee, Illinois, where today he calls home.  

Jim is licensed to practice law before the Illinois Supreme Court and the 7th Circuit United States Court of Appeals, trial-bar certified by the United States District Federal Courts, and admitted to the roll of attorneys of the United States Supreme Court.  He is a licensed adjudication judge, and a certified Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention advocate.

Jim is a graduate of DePaul University and DePaul University College of Law.  Currently, he serves in leadership and volunteer roles with a number of organizations, including Kankakee-Iroquois Human Trafficking Taskforce, Harbor House domestic violence shelter, Kankakee County Center Against Sexual Assault, Kankakee County Jaycees, and the Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School Academic Foundation.  He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association, and the Kankakee County Bar Association.

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