Hon. David Herndon
United States District Judge, Southern District of Illinois 1998-2019. Presently mediator, arbitrator, and special master through Herndon Resolution LLC in affiliation with Alaris of St. Louis. During Herndon’s tenure as a United States District Judge, he served as Chief District Judge from 2007 – 2014, Chair of the Judicial Security Committee by appointment of the Chief Justice, and presided over many MDLs, mass tort actions, class actions, and mass actions. Prior to his federal tenure, Judge Herndon served as an Associate Judge in the Illinois Third Judicial Circuit in Madison and Bond Counties. Herndon is a frequent presenter, faculty member and guest lecturer at judicial conferences, CLE conferences and law schools.