David Mathues graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School summa cum laude in 2007. While there, he worked on the Notre Dame Law Review, first as a Staff Editor during his second year of law school and then as the Executive Notes Editor during this third year. After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
David spent four years after his clerkship as an associate for Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He practiced general commercial litigation, focusing primarily on critical motions in complex contract and mass tort matters on behalf of Fortune 500 companies. While there, he argued a pro bono criminal appeal before the Seventh Circuit. David then moved to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant State’s Attorney, David worked initially in the Traffic Division and tried scores of bench trials and eleven misdemeanor jury trials. He spent his last eighteen months in Felony Review, where he interviewed witnesses and victims, reviewed evidence, and researched applicable law before making charging decisions in all felonies other than murder. David then joined Hervas, Condon, and Bersani in 2017.
David lives in Chicago with his wife and young children.