Judge Stride has over 10 years of judicial experience serving Lake County.
- Appointed as an associate judge August 22, 2005, Judge Stride has served in the traffic/misdemeanor division, heard felony cases and is currently presiding over Lake County’s Specialty Mental Health, Drug, and Veterans Treatment and Assistance Courts.
- Supreme Court appointment as Circuit judge effective January 26, 2016 until December 3, 2018.
- Former prosecutor with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and a lifelong resident of Lake County.
- Married, Julie, three children.
Years of Judicial Experience -12
Years as Felony Trial Judge -10
Years as Drug Court Judge – 7
Years as Mental Health Court Judge -5
Years as Special Problem-Solving Court Judge -3