Biography  


David J. Robinson

In May 2018, David J. Robinson became the Chief Deputy Director at the State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor's Office in Springfield, Illinois, and he currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Fourth District office, as well as the Acting Deputy Director in the Second and Third District offices. David argues cases before the Illinois Appellate Court and tries serious felony cases as a special prosecutor in Circuit Courts throughout the state.


David also teaches an appellate legal clinic at the University of Illinois College of Law, as well as legal studies at Robert Morris University where he serves on the University's Advisory Board. He has authored numerous state-wide and national publications (most recently, "DUI and Blood Tests after Birchfield v. North Dakota," Illinois Bar Journal (Oct. 2016) and frequently lectures on topics important to the bench and bar (for example, "Search, Seizure & Technical Foundations: A Guide to Success," 55th Annual Ed-Con, CSI (April 2017) and "The 14th Amendment: Due Process and John Quincy Adams," Adams Co. Law Day Forum (May 2017)). David also writes a recurring column in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and publishes a monthly Case Law Update for the Agency.


David has also served as the Agency's Senior Legal Advisor and previously worked as an Appellate Law Clerk in the chambers of the Honorable Robert J. Steigmann, Fourth District Appellate Court. David is a United States Army combat veteran and Joint Service Commendation Medal recipient. David lives in Springfield, Illinois with his wife Jennifer, the couple's daughter Amelia, and the family dogs Mac and Molly.