Franklin County State's Attorney



Phillip Butler, State's Attorney


Phillip Butler has been admitted to the practice of law in the State of Illinois since 2008. Mr. Butler was appointed as Franklin County State’s Attorney in 2019 by the Franklin County Board and was first sworn in as State’s Attorney on August 30, 2019. Mr. Butler previously served for two terms as the President of the Franklin County Bar Association and as a member of the Second Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council.


Prior Experience

2019-present              State’s Attorney, Franklin County, Illinois

2018-2019                   First Assistant Public Defender, Jefferson County, Illinois

2013-2018                  First Assistant State’s Attorney, Franklin County, Illinois

2010-2013                  Assistant State’s Attorney, Franklin County, Illinois

2008-2010                   Assistant State’s Attorney, Jefferson County, Illinois

2007                            Intern for Jefferson County State’s Attorney’s Office



Contact Information

Franklin County States Attorney's Office

411 E. Main Street

Benton, Illinois 62812



(618) 439-4316


(618) 439-2349