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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 25%
    25 years
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
    25 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    25 years
  4. Civil Rights: 15%
    20 years
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • John Michael Borcia

    I endorse this lawyer.


    John Borcia Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

77 W. Washington St
20th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60601-2513


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199008/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2007- presentAmerican Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)2007
Super Lawyer 2005-presentChicago Magazine2005
President's AwardIllinois Trial Lawyers Association2004
AV Rating 1998 -presentMartindale-Hubbell1998
Million Dollar AdvocacyMillion Dollar Advocates Forum1998
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKupets & DeCaro Law Offices1990 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Vermilion County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Adams County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMembe rand former Board of Managers1990 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1990 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Brooks v ICX et alCase settled during trial -$3.7 million
Krall v City of DesPlainesJury Verdict $5.2 Million
Kite & Anderson v Hills Dept StoreTrial-Jury Verdict $2.39 million
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Publication NameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarPersonal Injury Settlements In Illinois2004
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The John Marshall Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Edison CollegeMathmaticsBA in MathematicsN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationERISA Liens2010
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationBad Faith Demands Against Insurance Co.2008
DePaul Litigation Lab.Mock Trial Lab2008
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationLiens & Settlements2007
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMedicare2006