Franklin County State's Attorney


EVAN L. OWENS, State's Attorney
Evan Owens has been admitted to the practice of law in the State of Illinois since 1994. Mr. Owens was appointed as Franklin County State’s Attorney in December of 2010 by the Franklin County Board and was first sworn in as State’s Attorney on December 27, 2010. Mr. Owens was elected by Franklin County to serve as State’s Attorney for the current term on March 20, 2012. Mr. Owens also currently serves on the State of Illinois Children’s Justice Task Force.
Prior Experience
2010-Present               State’s Attorney, Franklin County, Illinois
2008-2010                   Assistant State’s Attorney, Franklin County, Illinois
2004-2008                   Assistant State’s Attorney, White County, Illinois
1996-2000                   State’s Attorney, Pope County, Illinois
1994-2008                   Private Practice of Law

Illinois State Bar Association
Franklin County Bar Association


Contact Information

Franklin County States Attorney's Office

411 E. Main Street

Benton, Illinois 62812



(618) 439-4316


(618) 439-2349