A Rockford lawyer and onetime Winnebago County State's Attorney has been chosen an Associate Judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court that serves Winnebago and Boone Counties. Philip J. Nicolosi's selection by a vote of 17th Circuit judges was announced on Monday, December 23. He fills a vacancy left by the retirement of Associate Judge Gary V. Pumilia.
A graduate of Rockford's Boylan High School, Nicolosi received his law degree from Northern Illinois University in 1985. The majority of Nicolosi's career has been in private practice. He served at Winnebago County State's Attorney from August 2007 to December 2008. He currently acts as legal counsel for the Villages of Rockton and Roscoe.
Nicolosi will start in his new post January 6.