Kim Campbell is an attorney with 20 years of experience practicing law, and has been McLean County's chief Public Defender since July 2, 2010. 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 also an adjunct professor at Illinois State University,
currently teaching Legal Writing and has also taught Criminal Law for several years at ISU and at Lincoln College. 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 member of the McLean County Drug Court team; a member of the
Recovery Starts today board; past member of MAPP (Minority and Police Partnership); and a member of the Executive committee of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.