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Judicial Circuit

Judicial Section
Williamson County Courthouse
200 West Jefferson
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: (618).997-1301 Ext. 1268 & 1256
Fax: (618).993.6618

Office of the Chief Judge


Mark H. Clarke, Chief Judge
Williamson County Courthouse
200 West Jefferson Street – P.O. Box 940
Marion, IL 62959
Main Office: (618).997.1234
Fax: (618).993.6618

First Judicial Circuit Probation District


The First Judicial Circuit is one of three multi-county Probation Districts in the State of Illinois. The First Circuit Probation District is split into two geographic regions. The Eastern Region is comprised of Massac, Pope, Saline, and Williamson Counties and is supervised by Mr. Jeff Watkins, Regional Director. The Western Region is comprised of Alexander, Jackson, Johnson, Pulaski, and Union Counties and is managed by Mr. Edward Tolbert, Regional Director

Offices are maintained in each county of the circuit and staffed by 60 probation officers and support staff and are open from 8:a.m. – 4:p.m. M-F

Western Region
Edward Tolbert, Regional Director
Richard Goines, Supervisor
Massac (618).524.7080
Pope (618).683.8383
Saline (618).252.2701
Williamson (618).993.1840
Eastern Region
Jeff Watkins, Regional Director
Kathy Evans, Supervisor
Alexander (618).734.2192
Jackson (618).687.7330
Johnson (618).658.2841
Pulaski (618).748.9643
Union (618).833.7913

Public Defender


The Williamson County Public Defender’s Office provides legal representation to any persons charged with a criminal offense where incarceration is a possibility or to those persons named as a party in a juvenile delinquency or neglect petitions in juvenile court who are unable to retain a private attorney. Representation begins only after the appointment of counsel by the court. The office is staffed by three full-time licensed attorneys.

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday (Closed on legal holidays)
Williamson County Courthouse
200 W. Jefferson
Marion, IL. 62959

For more information, please click on any of the links below:

Illinois Compiled Statutes
Illinois Court Information Map
Illinois General Assembly Website
Illinois State Agency Websites
Illinois Supreme Court Website
Williamson County Circuit Clerk Court Records