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Paul L. Mangieri

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Galesburg, IL





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Paul L. Mangieri has been in the practice of law for over 36 years.  Upon graduation from law school in 1984, he proudly volunteered for service with the U.S. Navy as a JAG Corps Officer.  He served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-60), seeing two deployments overseas.  Upon his release from active duty he began the private practice of law with the firm of Barash & Stoerzbach.  From 1988 until 1996, Paul represented the citizens of west central Illinois in all areas of the law, but specialized in trial litigation, both civil and criminal, and had areas of specialty in personal injury, workers’ compensation, and commercial claims.  From 1996 until 2007, he served as the elected Knox County State’s Attorney.  From 2007 until 2019, Paul was a Circuit Court Judge for the Ninth Judicial Circuit where he presided over every type of legal claim.

Areas Of Practice

  • Litigation (Civil, Commercial and Criminal)
  • Personal Injury/Products Liability/Wrongful Death - Plaintiff's Counsel
  • Criminal Defense (Federal & State)
  • Illinois Workers' Compensation Claims
  • Railroad (FELA) Claims
  • Mediation and Alternate Dispute Resolution

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1984
  • Missouri, 1985
  • U. S. Court of Military Appeals, 1985


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D.
  • Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    • B.A.


  • Anatomy of a Criminal Trial, Illinois Judicial Conference, 2014 to 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Knox County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Ninth Judicial Circuit, Circuit Court Judge, 2007 to 2019
  • County of Knox, Knox County State's Attorney, 1996 to 2007
  • Barash & Stoerzbach, Attorney, 1988 to 1996