Brandon Zanotti | School of Law | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Brandon Zanotti

Adjunct Professor of Law

Brandon Zanotti

Brandon Zanotti is the Williamson County State’s Attorney, and has held that position since 2014.

Brandon is a lifelong Southern Illinois resident. After graduating high school class valedictorian from Johnston City, he graduated summa cum laudefrom SIU Carbondale. 

Brandon earned his Juris Doctor degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. During law school, Brandon served in the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C., as a congressional legal clerk to Senator Dick Durbin.

Brandon is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri. Before becoming State’s Attorney, he was an Arbitrator with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. Prior to that, he was in private practice as a trial attorney with the Carbondale law firm of Feirich/Mager/Green/Ryan.

Brandon is a member of many local and statewide organizations, and is on the executive boards of his local Child Advocacy Center and Juvenile Justice Council. He is a board member of the State’s Attorneys Association. He was also a 2018 Edgar Fellow through the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana