Grant S. Wegner joined Mahoney, Silverman, and Cross, LLC, as Counsel to the Firm. Grant retired, as a trial judge, from the 16th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois, October, 2009, after having served in that capacity since June, 1986. He received his BA degree in Political Science, with a minor in Math, from Northern Illinois University in 1974. In 1977, he received his Juris Doctorate degree from Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Upon graduation from law school, Grant engaged in a private law practice until he became a judge in June, 1986. From 1980-1986, he also served as a part-time prosecutor for Kendall County, Illinois.
In June, 1986, he was appointed as an Associate Judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit. In November, 1990, he was elected as a Circuit Judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit and continued to serve in that capacity until his retirement on September 30, 2009. Throughout the tenure of his office, he has heard a variety of complex civil and criminal matters.
From 1998-2002, Grant served as Chief Judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit. He was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve on their Mentoring Committee from 1997 until his retirement. The Illinois Supreme Court also appointed him, to serve on their Automation and Technology Committee for seven years, four of which he was Chairman.
In addition to serving on a variety of other judicial and community boards, Grant previously served as a Commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
Furthermore, having a long history in scouting and earning the rank of Eagle, he has previously been a member of the Executive Board and currently serves on the Advisory Board for Three Fires Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Grant serves the community on the Fox Valley YMCA Board and the Board for the Kendall County Community Food Pantry.
Grant is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at John Marshall Law School and serves as the Ethic’s Advisor for Kane County.
Grant is a member of the firm’s appellate practice, mediation, and litigation group.