Judge Steve Stobbs was born and raised in Godfrey and is a life long resident of Madison County. The Stobbs family has lived in the Alton area since the 1840’s. He earned his undergraduate degree from St. Louis University, graduating with honors in 1990 and his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, graduating with honors in 1994.
Upon graduating law school he practiced law in Alton with his Father, John Dale Stobbs (deceased) and Attorney Jim Sinclair. Judge Stobbs was elected three times to the Madison County Board, representing Godfrey from 1998-2006 when he was appointed Associate Judge. Judge Stobbs served as an Associate Judge from 2006-2020, presiding over nearly every kind of case that entered the courthouse. In November, 2020, he was elected as an At-Large Circuit Judge in Madison and Bond Counties. Judge Stobbs has published legal articles, is a certified judicial mediator and currently presides over the Circuit’s Asbestos docket. He and his wife of twenty-five years, Katie, live in Godfrey and are parents to four children, Madeleine, Grace, Caroline and Stephen. The family belongs to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton.