David W. Lawler received his law degree in 2010 from the Southern Illinois University School of Law. While in law school, David clerked with John Womick and Williamson County State’s Attorney Charles Garnati. David served Williamson County as a member of Laborer’s Local 773 as an assistant state’s attorney with Williamson County State’s Attorney Charles Garnati through 2012. There, he prosecuted over 1,000 cases and handled every stage of criminal prosecution: drafting search warrants, charging documents bench and jury trials as well as sentencings. David is one of the founders of the Lawler Brown Law Firm where he has gained extensive trial experience in both criminal and civil cases throughout Southern Illinois.
Experience You Can Trust from David Lawler
Through this leadership program, upper-class students act as mentors for first-year students
Led study groups and guided their mentees through the skill development necessary for the rigors of law school and prepare for the IL Bar Exam
Volunteered my time for several years to make vital decisions that impacted personnel and spending decisions
llinois State Bar Association
American Association of Justice
Illinois Trial Lawyers
Williamson County Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association Judicial Advisory Poll
Drug Court which is an innovative program designed to provide drug-addicted defendants with successful drug treatment as an alternative to incarceration. Here is why it’s important:
- Channels non-violent defendants into structured and closely monitored drug-treatment programs
- Studies show these programs reduce drug use and reduce repeat criminal behavior.
Education & Training
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel middle school in Herrin, IL
Attended Marion High School
Graduated Chaminade College Preparatory School in St. Louis, Mo
Dominican University, River Forest, IL
Private Investigator in London, England
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Appellate Prosecutor Boot Camp
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.
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.
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.
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.
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;
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.