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Hon. Michael Stelzer

22nd Judicial Circuit Court


In July 2012, Judge Stelzer was appointed to the circuit bench.  Since his appointment to the bench, he has handled civil, criminal and family court dockets and has served on the budget, drug court and public education committees.  In January 2021, he was elected as presiding judge for a two-year term. 

Judge Michael Stelzer was appointed to the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court as associate circuit judge in 2004.

Judge Stelzer graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL with a B.A. in 1986. After working for the U.S. Treasury as a federal bank examiner for three years, he went to law school. He obtained his J.D. from Saint Louis University in 1992, graduating cum laude.