David joined Hervas, Condon, and Bersani in 2017 and became a partner in 2019. He represents local government entities and their employees in all aspects of tort, employment, and civil rights litigation. At HCB, David has tried three federal juries and argued multiple times before federal and state appellate courts. For example, he won a defense jury verdict in a racial discrimination case brought by a police officer against his employer. In another matter, David prevailed in the Seventh Circuit on behalf of several correctional officers against a detainee’s failure-to-protect claims. David also speaks at seminars or to bar association on topics related to his practice.
David formerly worked as a state prosecutor, a litigation associate in a global law firm, and a federal judicial law clerk. He puts the lessons of those diverse experiences to use for his current clients. During his five years as an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, David conducted scores of bench trials and eleven misdemeanor jury trials. He spent eighteen months assigned to Felony Review. Before that, David spent four years as a litigation associate for Kirkland & Ellis, focusing on critical motions in complex contract, class action, and mass tort matters. He also won asylum for a political refugee from Chad in a pro bono matter. David is a former law clerk for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
David graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2007 and earned the Dean Joseph O’Meara Aware for High Academic Achievement. He worked on the Notre Dame Law Review, first as a Staff Editor during his second year and then as the Executive Notes Editor during this third year.
David lives in Chicago with his wife and two small children. He enjoys tennis, backpacking, and historical fiction.
“Video Evidence in Defense of Excessive Force Claims Against Police,” Illinois Municipal League’s Police Use of Force Workshop, (May 2019).
“Searches, Social Media, and the Schoolhouse Gate – Constitutional Law and School Resource Officers in 2018,” DuPage County Bar Association, School Law Group (November 2018)
Note, Shadow of a Bulldozer?: RLUIPA & Eminent Domain after Kelo, 801 NOTRE DAME L. REV. 1653 (2006), reprinted in 2007 ZONING & PLANNING L. HANDBOOK 735.