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Hon. Sidney I. Schenkier

United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Presiding Magistrate Judge
Chicago, IL, USA


Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier has served as a United States Magistrate Judge sitting in federal court in Chicago, Illinois since October 30, 1998. He has served as Presiding Magistrate Judge from January 2008 through January 2012, and currently is Vice President of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association. Judge Schenkier presides over a broad range of criminal and civil matters, and participates extensively in the mediation of civil cases. He worked for more than 17 years at the law firm of Jenner & Block and obtained his law degree, magna cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law.
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