-Bachelor of Science, Ceramic Engineering
-Awarded the Owens-Illinois Scholarship for Chemical Engineering
-Law ReviewSt. Louis University School of Law
-Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
Don Weber is of counsel with the firm. As a former prosecuting attorney, he has handled thousands of criminal cases, including over 350 major felony jury trials, including 21 murder cases (18 for the Prosecution and 3 for the Defense) and prosecuted 5 Death Penalty cases to conclusion. In his patent practice, he has successfully obtained over 300 patents, trademarks and copyrights and he has been involved in three major complex patent litigation cases.
Member of the Illinois Capital Litigation Bar in 2001. Member of the Illinois Capital Litigation Bar. Membership to the Capital Litigation Bar requires one to periodically attend two-day Seminars on capital litigation. In addition, an Ethics and Qualifications Committee, appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court, must screen each candidate for ethics and knowledge of the law. A detailed questionnaire and references must be provided. Panel members of the Committee contact and interview a candidate's references.
Assistant State's Attorney in Madison County, Illinois in charge of the Juvenile Division. Remained as an Assistant State's Attorney in Madison County until elected Collinsville City Commissioner.
Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois
Elected State's Attorney of Madison County; served in that position as a full-time prosecutor until December 1, 1984.
From 1984 through November 2005, sole practitioner first in Collinsville, Illinois and then in Edwardsville. Practice consisted of mostly patent and trademark cases (over 300 patents and trademarks obtained for clients). Also handled Workman's Compensation cases and defense of medical malpractice cases.
Appointed Ford County State's Attorney and served a term from January 12, 1988 to December 1, 1988.
Assistant State's Attorney from 1989 to 1991.
Senior Trial Attorney in the Madison County State's Attorneys Office from 1997 until my appointment as Circuit Judge.
Reappointed an Assistant State's Attorney in September of 1997, a position held until appointed Circuit Judge by the Illinois Supreme Court in November 2005.
Adjunct Professor of Law at St. Louis University, teaching Trial Advocacy (The art of Jury Trials) from 1998 to 2000, teaching trial advocacy for prosecutors, and cross-examination.
Fund Raising Committee for the new building project of the Edwardsville YMCA.
Commissioner of the Illinois Law Enforcement Commission
Member of the Legislature's Special Select Committee on Satanic Ritual Abuse. Our work and findings resulted in Illinois' Ritual Sexual Abuse Act (720 ILCS 5/12-32 and 5/12-33.)
Expert Lecturer at the National Symposium on Child Sexual Abuse held at the United States Department of Justice
Director's Award for Law Enforcement for my work in the area of child sexual abuse
Director's Award for Law Enforcement for my work in the Karla Brown Murder Investigation.
Director's Award for Law Enforcement for my prosecution of the case against Paula Sims.
Cases in which Don Weber played a significant role have been featured in 3 made-for-TV movies and other true crime episodes. Judge Weber has appeared on HBO, The History Channel, TLC, The Discovery Channel, and ABC and Fox Network TV productions, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight and various talk TV shows (including Montel Williams). Don Weber wrote three True Crime books, 2 of which, "Precious Victims" and "Silent Witness,"were New York Times Bestsellers.