The Honorable John H. Squires was born in Urbana, Illinois, October 21, 1946. He is married and has five children.
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).
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
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
U.S. Air Force, 1969