David’s Purpose

The most common question I get from Williamson County Residents is: Why are you running? The answer is simple: I want to provide a positive impact on our community. It is the same reason I went to law school and the same reason I served Williamson County as a prosecutor. It is the same reason I have served on the Marion Carnegie Library Board, the Food Works Board, and volunteered with local not-for-profit organizations. It is why I started a radio show called “Lawler’s Hometown Heroes” where I interview local not-for-profits, leaders, law enforcement, and organizations making a positive impact on our community.

David’s Plans for Williamson County Judge

The positive impact I want to have on our community through my role as a judge is through implementing an efficient, transparent and fair judicial process for everyone, regardless of race, gender or financial status. I want to focus on Drug Court, Mental Health Court, and Veteran’s Court.

Experience You Can Trust

David was a Williamson County Prosecutor with Charles Garnati where he worked on every type of criminal case. He prosecuted every stage of criminal cases from charging decisions, discovery, pretrial, jury trials, and bench trials as well as sentencing hearings and post-trial motions.

As a co-founder of Lawler Brown, David has represented clients throughout Southern Illinois in many different cases: personal injury, probate, landlord/tenant, criminal, family law, and appellate work as well. As a co-founder, he has developed valuable leadership skills with a five-attorney law firm with over 10 legal assistants and staff.

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Get to Know David W. Lawler

David W. Lawler has the experience, dedication, and drive to ensure that Williamson County is a safe place in which to live and to raise our children. (Pictured: David and his family)

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I know David has a strong work ethic, a good heart and a well calibrated compass. These are very important qualities in a strong leader and I’m confident he will make a great judge.

Erick Baumann, Dominican University Director of Athletics Head Men's Soccer Coach

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I believe David has what it takes to be a good judge. David has proven through his experience as a prosecutor and a civil attorney to develop the temperament, the work ethic and the broad legal experience to be an outstanding Williamson County Judge.

Sam Garnati, Illinois State Trooper (Retired)

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As a husband, father, and lawyer, David has the character and work ethic that we need in our Judges. We are honored to encourage all our friends and fellow Williamson County citizens to cast your vote for David Lawler.

John Brewster, Partner Winters, Brewster, Crosby & Schafer, LLC

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During the years I was on the bench, David appeared in my court on numerous occasions, handling many types of legal matters, including jury and bench trials. Mr. Lawler is an experienced, ethical, intelligent, and hard­-working attorney. He is precisely the type of individual who is qualified to serve the citizens of Williamson County as their Resident Circuit Judge.

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The citizens of Williamson County need and deserve to have an experienced, ethical, intelligent and hardworking individual serve as Williamson County Resident Circuit Judge. We believe, and the Judicial Advisory poll clearly shows, that David Lawler possess these qualifications;

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I have known David for close to 20 years. He has the experience in law and life and the character, the work ethic, and the necessary skills to serve the people of Williamson County as a Resident Circuit Judge.

Hon. Bill Wilson (Retired Judge)

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