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Law firm Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. is proud to announce that attorney Clyde L. Kuehn has joined the firm as of counsel on Feb. 1, 2018.

Kuehn has had a remarkable impact on the legal community, and his honors reflect just that. Specifically in criminal defense law, his career highlights include receiving the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and his appointment as chairman of the Complex Litigation Committee in Chicago.

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Kuehn became St. Clair County’s youngest State’s Attorney when he was elected in 1976 at age 27. As the State’s Attorney, he served as a charter board member of the Appellate Service Commission. In 1980, he embarked upon a successful private practice of law. His seven defendants in federal criminal jury trials were all acquitted of every count. On the state level, though he has not earned a perfect record defending criminal cases, his number of defeats can be counted on one hand.

During Kuehn’s 10 years as the St. Clair County Public Defender and his 11 years as a Circuit Court Judge and an Appellate Court Justice, he was known for handling exceptionally difficult cases all the while keeping his commitment to justice.

“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Kuehn to our team. We know his experience will contribute to the firm’s success,” said Patrick B. Mathis, shareholder of MMR. “Not only is Clyde an excellent attorney, he is a wonderful and compassionate person. All of us at MMR are looking forward to working with him.”

From our Belleville, Illinois office, Kuehn will serve clients in white collar criminal defense law, civil litigation and appellate work. Clients may reach the Belleville office at 618-234-9800.