David graduated from the University of Washington in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Social Science with an emphasis in law, politics, and the economy. He then went on to obtain his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2014, where he received a certificate in criminal litigation.
While at Chicago-Kent, David served as Auction Chair and President of the Kent Justice Foundation, a student organization devoted to funding scholarships for law students serving in public interest positions. He also served as Treasurer of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity and Chair of the class gift committee, which raised funds to give students a game room to take time off from their studies. As a result of his service to the law school and the legal community, David was one of 12 students inducted into the Chicago-Kent Bar and Gavel Society at graduation.
In law school, David commenced his legal experience as a law clerk in the elite Homicide Task Force of the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, where he learned trial skills from Assistant Public Defender Marijane Placek, an attorney whose legendary exploits in Chicago criminal courtrooms had been made into two books. Later, as a third-year law student, David argued motions and assisted with trials as a Rule 711 licensed law clerk in the felony division of the Public Defender’s Office. David also served as a law clerk in Chicago-Kent’s in-house legal clinic and was awarded the 2014 Fleischman Family Award for Excellence in Criminal Clinic for his zealous advocacy on behalf of the clinic’s clients.
After graduation, David served as an Assistant Public Defender in Winnebago County, where first represented parents and children in Juvenile Court, and was quickly promoted to the Misdemeanor and Felony Trial courtrooms. David then worked as an Associate Attorney for a leading Will County criminal and family law firm, gaining further courtroom experience fighting for the rights of his clients. Never afraid of a challenge in the courtroom, David has experience arguing motions and trying cases in front of judges and juries across the State of Illinois.
Outside of work, David enjoys spending time with his family and friends, college football (Go Huskies!), and golf. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Will County Bar Association.