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David specializes in various areas of healthcare litigation, particularly those matters involving catastrophic loss. Most of his cases involve brain-damaged infants, neurologically disabled adults, disfigured patients, and wrongful death claimants. He has also litigated and tried numerous other healthcare matters involving physician credentialing, medical device product liability, employment discrimination, and nursing home litigation. His litigation and trial experience also includes various transportation litigation matters including those involving aviation and maritime accidents. Notably, David has tried to verdict close to 100 cases, most of which were pending in Cook County, Illinois. The vast majority of those trials involved cases having seven-figure exposure with at least two dozen of them involving eight-figure demands.
In addition to being one of the founding fathers of HPS, David previously was the Department Leader of Lord Bissell & Brooks' Medical Litigation Department. As the senior active partner at HPS, David is dedicated to training the next generation of trial lawyers.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1983
Date of Birth: 1958
Law School: University of Michigan, J.D., 1983
Law School Honors/Involvement: Cum laude
Undergraduate School: Michigan State University, B.A., 1980
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: High Honors in Accounting; Phi Kappa Phi
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois State Bar Association
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
- Inducted as Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2007
- Top six defense trial attorneys, Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter
- Top 20 tort defense attorneys, Chicago Lawyer magazine
Hall Prangle & Schoonveld, LLC, opened its doors for business in August 2002, but our roots in the catastrophic defense litigation field stretch back decades. The attorneys who created HPS comprised much of the medical litigation department at Lord Bissell & Brook LLP, one of the largest firms in Chicago with a century-long history of strong defense litigation experience.
Since that time, HPS has emerged as the premier litigation defense firm in the city. Based in Chicago, we have grown from our original group of 13 attorneys to its current strength of 60 and have opened seven additional offices in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Tampa, Pensacola, Denver, San Jose and Wheaton, providing a variety of litigation services across the country.
We have expanded our practice areas beyond medical malpractice defense to include appellate, aviation/transportation, employment, commercial, healthcare, product liability, coverage and construction. Their inclusion gives us the strength, skills, experience and depth to handle a much greater breadth of litigation and counseling needs.