Boren named associate judge

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Zach Boren

PITTSFIELD, Ill. — Frank McCartney, Chief Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, has announced that Zachary P. Boren has been selected, by the Circuit Judges of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, as Associate Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit.

Boren was born in Pittsfield and raised in Pike County, graduating from Pittsfield High School in 1999. He graduated with honors from Northwestern University in 2003 with a B.A. in History, and earned his law degree from Washington University School of Law, graduating with honors in 2006. Boren served as an attorney for the U.S. Army JAG Corps from 2006 to 2011, attending U.S. Army Airborne School, serving in Mannheim, Germany, and Fort Hood, Texas, and attaining the rank of Captain. 

Boren worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Theresa L. Springmann in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana from 2011 to 2013. He worked for the law firm of Rammelkamp Bradney in Jacksonville from 2013 to 2014. He was elected Pike County State’s Attorney in 2014, and has served in that role ever since. He is actively involved in the community as a member of the First Christian Church of Pittsfield, the Pike County Rotary Club, and American Legion Post 152.

Boren and his wife, Libby, live in Pittsfield. They have three sons. Libby works as a counselor at Pittsfield High School, and as an instructor in John Wood Community College’s adult education program. 

There will be an Investiture at the Pike County Courthouse on May 26 at 10:00 a.m. 

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