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. David argues cases before the Illinois Appellate Court, tries serious felony cases as a special prosecutor in Circuit Courts throughout the state, and has spearheaded implementation of Appellate review of Illinois’ Pre-trial Fairness Act.


David also teaches an appellate legal clinic at the University of Illinois College of Law. He has authored numerous state-wide and national publications (see, "DUI and Blood Tests after Birchfield v. North Dakota," Illinois Bar Journal) and frequently lectures on topics important to the bench and bar (see, "Search, Seizure & Technical Foundations: A Guide to Success," 55th Annual Ed-Con, CSI and "The 14th Amendment: Due Process and John Quincy Adams," Adams Co. Law Day Forum). David also contributes columns to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and publishes case law updates for the Agency.


David has also served as the Agency's Senior Legal Advisor and previously led the Second, Third, and Fifth Appellate District offices as Deputy Director. Prior to his work with the Agency, David served 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, Molly and Rainey.