Assistant State’s Attorney Kathy Patton supervises 40 assistant state’s attorneys who are responsible for charging and prosecuting every felony and misdemeanor case handled by the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office. The office charges more than 3,000 new felony cases and more than 5,000 new misdemeanor cases each year.
Patton has been with the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office for a total of 17 years, eight years in the 1980s and the last nine starting in 2001. She has served the last five elected state’s attorneys and has successfully prosecuted numerous murder cases as well as other felonies over the course of her distinguished career. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and attended graduate school at Columbia College. She received her law degree from Valparaiso University.