Hon. John Squires (Ret.)



Wheaton Office Center

300 S. County Farm Rd. Suite G

Wheaton, IL 60187


E-mail: jsquires@springerbrown.com

Tel: 630-510-0000

The Honorable John H. Squires was born in Urbana, Illinois, October 21, 1946. He is married and has five children.
Career Record

United Stated Bankruptcy Judge. Appointed to the Court on January 1, 1988; reappointed January 1, 2002 to another 14-year term; Retired on December 31, 2011.


Adjunct Professor of Law - DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois - 1995; the John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois-1994.


Partner at Brown, Hay & Stephens, Springfield, Illinois 1977-87; Associate 1971-76; Trustee in bankruptcy (Central District-Springfield Division).

Recent News


Judge Squires will be attending the ABI Central States Workshop in June 2018. He continues to volunteer at the Bankruptcy Help Desk and is currently engaged as an expert witness in two matters, one in Chicago and one in St. Louis.

2010 - present

Published Articles 
Student Comment, Admissibility of Personal Checking Records, 1970 U. Ill. Law Forum 288 (1970)
The Evolution of Bankruptcy in the Northern District of Illinois, 10 DePaul Bus. L.J. 29 (1997)
Fifteen Common Practice Errors And How To Avoid Them, DCBA Brief, The Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association (June 1998, Vol. 10, Issue 9)
A Brief Survey of Lien Stripping And Modification in Chapter 13 Plans; DCBA Brief, The Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association (February, 2000, Vol. 12, Issue 6)
Stern v. Marshall Applied; In Re Ortiz, et al., The Saga Continues, DCBA Brief, The Journal of the Dupage County Bar Association (Nov. 2012 Vol. 25, Issue 2).



2010 - present

American Bankruptcy Institute
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
The Bar Associations of Chicago, DuPage County, Sangamon County, Kane County and Winnebago County
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and Union League Club of Chicago
Commercial Law League of America
Wisconsin State Bar Association
Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois.


State Bar and Court Admissions

Illinois Bar - 1971


Central (formerly the Southern District of Illinois) - 1972


United States Tax Court - 1978


Northern District of Illinois - 2012



University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois

J.D. - 1971; University of Illinois - Political Science, A.B. cum laude - 1968

Military Service
U.S. Air Force, 1969