Class of 1992
Assistant Appellate Defender
Third Judicial District of Illinois
Jay Wiegman has 18 years of legal experience with expertise in criminal and civil litigation and appeals. He currently serves as Assistant Appellate Defender for the Third Judicial District. Before joining the Office of the State Appellate Defender in 2003, Mr. Wiegman had his own firm in Somonauk, IL. He has also been a partner at the law firm of Vincent & Wiegman in Springfield, IL and later at the law firm of Wiegman & Farmer in Somonauk, IL.
Mr. Wiegman co-authored the Trial Legal Issues chapter in the Defending Illinois Criminal Cases IICLE in 2010. He is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Wiegman is a member of the Village Board of Somonauk. He received his Bachelor of General Studies in English in 1989 from the University of Kansas and his Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 1992.