David is a seasoned attorney with 30 years of criminal law experience. He is a former Cook County Gangs Crimes Prosecutor who prosecuted Chicago Street Gang Members charged with First Degree Murder. David also argued 5 Oral Arguments before the 1st District Appellate Court. For the past 17 years, David has owned and operated his own law practice concentrating in Criminal Defense and Personal Injury cases. He is an experienced Trial Lawyer who has tried over 70 Criminal Jury Trials during his career. David is community minded, and a devout family man.
  • Former Cook County Gang Crimes Prosecutor
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Experienced Trial Lawyer, Tried Over 70 Criminal Jury Cases
  • Resident of Glenview
  • Married 24 years with three children


Influential Parents

David was born in Columbia, Pennsylvania. His father, George, served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He then spent 35 years as a Trooper for the Pennsylvania State Police where he was Commander of the Auto Theft Unit. His mother, Marian, was the manager of Kloidt’s Flower Shop in Columbia PA. His brother George works for the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company.


A Love for Education and Sports

David attended Columbia High School. He participated in the Student Council and became a member of the National Honor Society. He was active in sports, playing basketball and football as a 3 year letterman on the Varsity Football Team. After graduating Columbia High School in 1979, he attended Temple University in Philadelphia. In 1983 he received a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the university.


A Passion for the Law

David attended The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he participated in Moot Court and the Mock Trial Team. During law school, he clerked at the law firm of French, Rogers, Kezelis, and Kominarik. David was also a law clerk with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office where he was assigned to the Felony Courtroom of the Honorable James Bailey at 26th and California. David was granted a “711”License, which permitted him to participate in felony Bench Trials.


A Successful Career in Law

Law Offices of David Studenroth 1998-present

  • Criminal Defense of all Misdemeanor, Felony, and Traffic Offenses
  • Plaintiff Personal Injury cases


Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office 1987-1998

  • Gang Prosecution Unit- Prosecution of Gang Murder Cases in City of Chicago
  • Felony Trial Division- Supervised 2 Assistant State’s Attorney in Felony Courtroom



A Community Minded Family Man

  • Glenview Resident
  • Married 24 years to Carole Studenroth – Vice President of Sherwood Industries
  • 3 Children: Brent is a 2018 graduate of Villanova University with a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, Jamie is a 2018 graduate of Creighton University with a Bachelor degree in International Business, and Scott is a senior at Glenbrook South High School
  • Glenview Jr. Titans Football Coach
  • Glenview Park District Boys and Girls Basketball Coach


2017 Jim Ryan Award for Public Integrity Recipient

David Studenroth receives the Illinois State Crime Commission’s 2017 JIM RYAN AWARD FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. He was honored at the TWENTY FIRST ANNUAL SALUTE TO THOSE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE awards dinner on Wednesday, June 21st at the Drury Lane in Oak Brook.