The Senate has confirmed O'Fallon lawyer Staci Yandle for a federal judgeship on the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Illinois.
Yandle, who lives in Carlyle, will serve in the Benton federal courthouse.The Senate approved Yandle with a vote of 52-44, according to a statement issued Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois.
Durbin in March chaired Yandle's confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which Durbin is a member. Her nomination was reported out of that panel in April on a bipartisan vote.
Yandle has owned her own practice in O'Fallon since 2007. Before that she worked for four years at The Rex Carr Law Firm and for 16 years at the law firm Carr, Korein, Tillery.
Yandle has taught for nearly a decade as an adjunct professor at the St. Louis University Law School. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Vanderbilt University School of Law.