Patrick Kenneally

Title: Assistant States Attorney


Criminal Assistant State’s Attorney – Job Summary The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office is seeking an experienced Assistant State’s Attorney to prosecute criminal cases. Minimum Qualifications Required Education: Juris Doctor License and Certifications: Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois Experience: 3+ years of criminal prosecution experience.


Strong desire to be in the courtroom and on trial. Knowledge and Skills Required Knowledge of: • Illinois Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure • Trial advocacy • Excellent oral and written communication skills Skilled in: • Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing • Arguing persuasively before a judge and/or jury • Assimilating facts and drawing sound conclusions • Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines and following up assignments with minimum direction • Preparing well-reasoned and well-researched motions and briefs • Accurately proofreading copy with accompanying knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling • Performing data entry using word processing, spreadsheet or database commands and formats material as required Benefits • McHenry County offers an excellent benefits package which includes: • Medical/Dental/Vision/Accident/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, IMRF Pension Plan, Deferred Compensation Plan through Nationwide Retirement Solutions • Paid Vacation, Sick, Personal Days and Holidays. Please submit cover letter, resume and writing sample (no more than three pages) to Carolyn Grobe at

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