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David Shestokas earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bradley University and his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School, cum laude, while serving on The John Marshall Law Review. Additionally, he studied comparative legal systems at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. He has been admitted to practice law in both state and federal courts in Illinois and Florida.
As a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney for more than twenty-five years, he lived with the Constitution in the courtroom daily. As an Assistant State’s Attorney for Cook County, IL he appeared in court on more than 10,000 criminal prosecutions. While on the Felony Review Unit, he participated in police investigations and made charging decisions in more than 400 felony cases.
In 1992, after the Republic of Lithuania regained its independence from the Soviet Union, Mr. Shestokas joined attorneys of Lithuanian heritage from around the world as a member of the First World Congress of Lithuanian Lawyers. The Lithuanian President, government officials, and the Lithuanian Bar worked with that Congress to restore the rule of law and a constitutional government after four generations of Soviet occupation.
Mr. Shestokas is the author of the series, Constitutional Sound Bites, which grew from his weekly radio show, Constitutionally Speaking, and his website, Constitutional Legal Education and News . The website has more than 350,000 annual visitors. His readership is balanced across partisan, economic, ethnic and philosophical persuasions. He resonates with today’s readers, be they scholars, teachers, young students, immigrants, history buffs, or the general public, as his style is direct and easy to understand in 21st Century phrasing; while retaining the integrity of the American Founders.
Along with volunteering at the Salvation Army providing pro bono legal services for the homeless, David has also given his time at the Quality Life Center to educate at-risk youth about the values ingrained in America’s Founding.
Mr. Shestokas' current project is collaborating with Dr. Berta Arias, past President, Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education to provide accurate Spanish language materials on the constitutional heritage of the United States.