Declan Binninger is a Springfield-based Associate in the Government and Regulatory Law Practice Group.

Before joining Freeborn, Declan was an Associate at Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen where his practice focused on general tort litigation and professional liability defense. He also has experience defending federal tort and property claims filed against the United States government and has advised hospital risk management teams.

Declan served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted hundreds of bench and jury trials and conducted dozens of long-term investigations. As a prosecutor in the Special Prosecutions Bureau, Declan handled complex fraud and theft cases from investigation to disposition. 

In addition, Declan is also a Captain in the United States Army JAG Corps and is currently serving in the United States Army Trial Defense Service (TDS) where he is responsible for defending soldiers accused of crimes as well as those facing administrative penalties.


J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law
B.A., George Washington University

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