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 David Reid Clark

“My Marine Corps enlistment taught me discipline, perseverance and courage. I use these same traits and characteristics in the courtroom to achieve superior results for my clients. My goal is always to keep my client’s freedom and allow them to continue to be contributing members of society.”

Managing Partner

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1976
U.S. Supreme Court, 1989


University of Iowa College of Law

Iowa City, Iowa

J.D (with Honors) – 1975


Southern Illinois University

Carbondale, Illinois

M.S. Summa Cum Laude – 1972

Major: Administration of Justice


Southern Illinois University

Carbondale, Illinois

B.S. Summa Cum Laude – 1971

Major: Sociology


Faculty, Illinois Defender Project, 1988 – Present
Faculty- Illinois Public Defender Trial Advocacy Program, 1998 – Present

Honors and Awards

Honorable Discharge, United States Marine Corps

Commanding General’s Certificate of Commendation

Meritorious Promotions to Private First Class, Lance Corporal and Corporal

Community Service Award, Monmouth, Illinois, 1995

Meritorious Service Award- Office of State Appellate Defender, 2013 – Present

Citizen of the Year, Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 2006 – Present

Distinguished Service Award- Monmouth Roseville School District 238, 2014 – Present

Board of Commissioners- Office of the State Appellate Defender, 2007 – 2013

Board of Education- Monmouth Roseville School District 238, 2007 – 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

Illinois Bar Association, Member, 1976 – Present

American Bar Association, Member, 1976 – Present

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member

Veteran of Foreign Wars – Adjutant

American Legion – Adjutant

Past Employment Positions

Warren County Public Defender, 1976 – 1991
Henderson County Public Defender, 1978 – 1990

Pro Bono Activities

President, Warren County War Memorial Foundation, 1997 – Present

Speaker, Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day Services, 1986 – Present

American Legion, 1976 – Present

VFW, 1976 – Present


Phi Alpha Delta

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