Kim Campbell is an attorney and adjunct professor with 22 years of experience practicing law, most recently serving as McLean County’s chief Public Defender from July 2010 to August 2014.   Prior to that appointment, Kim served as McLean County’s First Assistant State’s Attorney for eight years.  Kim graduated from ISU in 1990 and earned her juris doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1993.  Prior to returning to McLean County in 1995, she worked in private firms practicing criminal defense.  She has past experience in criminal appeals work for the Second District State Appellate Defender’s office.  

Kim is an adjunct professor at Illinois State University and Lincoln College, currently teaching Legal Writing, Criminal Law, Organization and Management in Criminal Justice Agencies, Criminal Procedure, and Women in Criminal Justice.   She is a frequent guest lecturer at community events, clubs and schools.   Kim is a past President of the McLean County Juvenile Justice Council; a member of the Board of Governors of the McLean County Bar Association; a past member of the McLean County Drug Court team; a past non-voting member of the Recovery Starts today board; past member of MAPP (Minority and Police Partnership); and a past member of the Executive committee of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.