About Judge Foley

Patrick R. Foley was appointed to the bench as an Associate Judge in 2019 and brings over 3 years of judicial experience to his campaign for the vacant Circuit post. He has worked family, criminal and juvenile dockets within the circuit.  Judge Foley is currently in charge of a family law docket, which is one of the busiest, and most contentious in St. Clair County.


His overall rating from the last Illinois State Bar Association was an impressive 96.23% approval.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Foley owned a law practice in Belleville and practiced in St. Clair County  for 17 years.  He resides in Belleville with his wife and children.