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Beyond the Bench with Judge Nathan Frisch


Beyond the Bench is a monthly feature to get to know more about judges and justices in the Illinois Courts, beyond their legal duties.

Name: Nathan A. Frisch

Title: Associate Judge

Circuit or Judicial District: Fourth Circuit

What’s your go-to breakfast?

Scrambled eggs with chopped mushrooms and spinach (for myself and my dogs Hank and Dolly); ¼ avocado; and some fruit.

What book are you currently reading? Would you recommend it?

None at the moment. Most of my leisurely reading lately has been about the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs.

What was the last movie you saw in theaters? Did you like it?

Oppenheimer. I enjoyed the movie! It’s a three-hour movie, but it stayed intense and interesting throughout.

What is the last gift that you gave someone?

I gave my wife a Peace Lily plant.

What trips/vacations are you looking forward to this year?

I am looking forward to traveling to Portugal for my niece’s wedding this year. This is my wife and I’s first trip to Europe.

What skill do you excel in (unrelated to the law) that you would be able to teach someone else?

I would be able to teach someone several “handy-man” skills. I spend many weekends doing do-it-yourself projects. Over the past 5 years I’ve worked on my house and my mother’s house by repainting, installing flooring, fixing leaky faucets and toilets, patching drywall, installing hardscaping, and changing/adding electrical outlets. Most recently, my wife and I installed a fence at my mother’s house.