David Vogt represents clients in civil litigation, focusing primarily on commercial transactions and regulatory compliance. David counsels clients on a broad range of regulatory matters, including environmental, transportation, and public health. Though he works primarily as a litigator, David finds it equally important to help clients stay out of court. His background further includes real estate entitlements and zoning approval.

David has also been appointed as Special Assistant State’s Attorney, defending municipalities and counties in federal court. Before joining Hinshaw, David was an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Stephenson County State’s Attorney’s Office. During his tenure, David prosecuted many misdemeanor and felony cases. He also represented the people of the state of Illinois in juvenile abuse and neglect proceedings, and served as legal counsel to the Stephenson County Zoning Board of Appeals.

In addition to his accomplishments during law school, David was involved with the Kane County Foreclosure Mediation Clinic and served as a graduate research assistant in the office of the Faculty Senate President.

David is a 2021 graduate of the Freeport Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Institute.

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Stephenson County Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association


  • Co-Author, Chapter 21, "Environmental Risk Management," Enterprise Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Entities Fourth Edition, American Health Lawyers Association, 2024


David enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, and coaching basketball in his free time.

J.D., Northern Illinois University College of Law, 2018

M.S. Sports Administration, St. Thomas University, 2006

B.A., Beloit College, 2002