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David Andrew Williams

Personal injury Attorney at Crystal Lake, IL

4.9   29 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About David

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David Williams exclusively represents individuals and families victimized by the wrongful conduct of others and employees injured at work. Mr. Williams concentrates his practice in worker’s compensation and plaintiff's personal injury law, including cases involving construction negligence, transportation (automobile, truck and railroad) negligence, premises liability, wrongful death and The Federal Employers Liability Act.

 

Mr. Williams is a lifelong resident of Illinois.  He is a Barrington native, attended St. Viator High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio).  After college, Mr. Williams served as an investigator for the Federal Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., before attending DePaul University’s College of Law. Mr. Williams worked his way through law school, including a post at a prominent insurance defense firm where he demonstrated legal acumen beyond his years and earned an associate position.

 

After years representing the defense, Mr. Williams learned that his passion and talents were best served representing victims of personal injury.  Since then, Mr. Williams committed to representing individuals and families whose lives have been affected due to the negligence of others.  His experience as a defense lawyer gives him a unique perspective and advantage when representing his clients, including a sound understanding of how insurance companies and their lawyers analyze, defend and try cases.

 

Mr. Williams leads a new generation of trial attorneys in Illinois. He has been named to the “40 Under 40” list of top young trial attorneys in Illinois by the National Trial Lawyers Association. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Williams was also named a “Rising Star” in the annual editions of Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine and in Chicago Magazine. Only 2.5% of the lawyers in the State of Illinois are named to this annual list. Mr. Williams also has a perfect “10/10” ranking on AVVO, a well-known online attorney ranking service.

 

Mr. Williams' commitment to his clients is demonstrated at every step of a case, from the initial client interview to his presentation at trial. He handles each case with thoughtfulness and thoroughness. 

 

Mr. Williams is currently an active member of the legal community, including the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He also volunteers as a Panel Attorney for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.  He lives with his wife and three children in the Chicago area.

Location

Balke & Williams
7115 S. Virginia Rd.
Suite 118
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Overall experience
I had a work injury case, David honestly was a life safer. He took care of everything! Had great advice walked me through everything that was happening. He was also able do find me a great orthopedic doctor! Always checking in. I'm a very anxious person so I know a made a few mindless question but he had answers for all! I appricate the time and patient being put into my case and the way I was treated as well! I 100% would recommend him!
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Posted by Tammy | April 17, 2023
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Exceptional Lawyer
I HIGHLY recommend David Williams. Such a genuine person. He thoroughly explained the process, kept me updated throughout, and always responded quickly to my questions. I'm so grateful for his outstanding services.
Posted by Bathsheba | October 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney
David was the best attorney that my mom and I had. For every question there was always an response. We thank him for his services.
Posted by Kathleen | June 6, 2022
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Wauconda
Very quick at getting back to me! Very good at listening! Very good at answering any questions I had! Excellent service over all! I would really recommend him !
Posted by IrisMarie Reyes | June 2, 2022
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Excellent. Service
Im pretty please with the services rendered by services. I will highly recommended.
Posted by Troy | May 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David did a great job
David is thorough, personable, and very responsive. He is realistic and did a great job laying out the process. If you want a straight shooter that has your best interests first, he is for you. David did a great job. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Eric | April 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire this guy!
I have used David several times. He is an excellent attorney. David is knowledgeable, friendly, and takes the time to keep you informed on your case. Would definitely hire him again in the future.
Posted by Rob | August 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
After doing some research about the difficulties of dealing with insurance companies and how the process can go wrong, I decided to hire an attorney. David helped me through a very difficult time after a car accident. He was helpful in every stage of the process from securing care, answering any questions, negotiating the settlement, negotiating the liens and closing out the case. He was always very communicative, friendly and thorough. One thing that really stuck out about David was that he never pushed any options. He would present you with all the options, answer any questions, discuss the possibilities and help you make the right choice. David would be my first choice if I was looking for a personal injury attorney. He was a pleasure to work with and really helped me through a difficult time. I can't thank him enough.
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Posted by vidal and martha aparicio | January 30, 2020
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Great!!!
We have nothing but excellent things to say about David. My husband was not able to get up and walk due to his injury and David came to our house and explained very well our circumstances and what were our options. He has been there step by step with the whole process and has always been very professional. He is very friendly and has great customer service skills. I definitely recommend him to my friends and family if they ever needed a Personal Injury Lawyer. He is definitely in our speed dial.
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Posted by Brian | January 15, 2020
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Honest, fair and hard working!
When I was involved in a car accident with an uninsured motorist it didn't take me long to figure out that my own insurance was looking out for the uninsured motorist and not myself. After I reached out to David, he took the time to explain the process of getting a fair settlement. David always returned my calls or emails in a timely manner and was nothing but professional from the first time I contacted him. This was no matter I could have taken on myself. David worked with my insurance company to get what I feel was a fair settlement. I would certainly recommend David if you need a good and honest attorney.
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Posted by Brian | January 9, 2020
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Personal Injury Claim gone well
A little over a year ago (2018) my teenage daughter was T-boned while driving alone one cold night. The offender slid through a stop sign, spinning my daughter around totalling our car. My daughter had injuries from the impact that required months of rehab. A mutual friend referred me to David Williams and we began a dialog about the event. Months later David handled the settlement and we were all pleased with the outcome. Very professional and detail oriented. David handled our case with great care and methodology. I highly recommend him and his practice.
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Posted by Nicole | January 5, 2020
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Excellent Attorney!!
I was referred to David after I was hit by a car back in June of 2016. My case was difficult because it was an uninsured taxi company that hit me. For the first year and a half after my accident I had a different attorney but he set my case aside and basically told me it was a lost cause. David was determined to win my case and he did within only half the time of my first attorney. David is friendly, personable, good at communicating, and a very hard worker. I strongly recommend David!!
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Posted by Dave | July 28, 2019
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Great Lawyer
I injured my lower back at work. After lengthy online research I chose David Andrew Williams. His reviews were exceptional. I was not disappointed he is an exceptional lawyer. He took the time to understand my injury and took the necessary steps to get a good settlement and also to provide for my needs in the future. I recommended him to a friend and my daughter. They both also felt that he exceeded their expectations. Most importantly I found a good lawyer during the process and also found a new friend. This is definitely a first time experience. If you have a personal injury or workmen’s comp claim hire David Williams he’s the best
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Posted by Marie | November 1, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
David Williams settled a Workers Comp. Case in two years with persistence and kept us updated and always returned phone calls and or emails in a timely manner. Results was excellent! Don't let the fact that David is from a small Law Firm give you pause, David is a Lawer that I am glad we had working for us.
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest lawyer who works hard for you
I had never been involved in a personal injury lawsuit. I was hit by a car while riding my bike and thought I would just work with the insurance companies. I started getting a bad feeling about the other insurance company and a good friend referred me to David. He explained the process in detail and kept me up to date all the way through. His advice was objective, practical and always in my best interest. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Angea | September 18, 2017
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An AWESOME and Personable Attorney
My son and I were involved in a really bad auto accident, it was already a frightening ordeal but when your child is involved it becomes the worst! David came to our home in Rockford to meet with us first to see how we were doing, then he walked us through what will happen next. I thoroughly loved how David showed so much care to my son as if he was his own, and as a mother, that spoke volume. I referred David to everyone I knew from then on.
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Response from David Williams March 20, 2018
I am glad you were satisfied with my services! Thank you!
Posted by Antonio | April 19, 2017
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Not only a wonderful attorney. But an amazing person.
Let's just say Dave handle my case like if it was the only one he had. Lots of attention lot of follow-ups. Not only was I impressed with his people skills but the Aftercare after everything was said and done he was still helpful with questions I might have had regarding settlement or other issues. As far as I'm concerned I would never get another attorney for anything else if Dave did it all LOL. All ended by saying that Dave is an individual who gets things accomplished hand has amazing follow through no whitewashing anything he gives it to you straight and to the point. If you're looking for an attorney that is looking out for your best interest and is wonderful at getting back to you this is the man for you have nothing but High Praise for this attorney.
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Response from David Williams March 20, 2018
Wow. Thank you for the positive feedback. It means a lot.
Posted by Brian | March 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
David is the best attorney I have ever done business with. He exceeded my expectations and that means a lot coming from me. Highly recommended. I will advise anybody I know to use his services.
Posted by Melissa H. | February 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Fought Hard For My Case
I was in my friend's car going out to eat when we swerved to avoid a pothole but struck another vehicle head on. I was injured and went directly to the hospital. A police report was made and I hired a lawyer. The insurance company denied the claim and believed the accident was a fraud. My old lawyer did not want to file a lawsuit to fight the denial so I hired Mr. Williams, who filed a lawsuit and fought the case for 2 years. The insurance company eventually settled for its policy limit before trial. I had scars on my knees and chest from the accident and was compensated for these, my medical bills and pain and suffering. It took nearly 3 years from the date of the accident to win my case but I was very happy with Mr. Williams' effort and the final result. He also returned my phone calls unlike my old lawyer.
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Response from David Williams March 20, 2018
It always feels good to fight for what's right and win. I am glad I could help you out, Melissa.
Posted by Kellie | February 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
David is exceptional! Easy to talk to, understanding and handled the case quickly and efficiently. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Balke & Williams
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Hunt Law Group
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • The Hunt Law Group
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Sneckenberg, Thompson & Brody, LLP
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Investigator
  • Federal Public Defender Service
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003
  • St. Viator High School
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Palmer v. Carranza
  • Settled
  • Harris v. Murphy & Miller
  • Settled
  • Powell v. City of Chicago, et al.
  • Settled

Associations

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Volunteer Panel Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • "10 Best" Attorneys for Illinois
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Dean's List Academic Honors
  • DePaul University
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
Endorse David
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Good lawyer, good litigator, good person. If I was injured and needed representation, I would want David to represent me. That is probably the best endorsement I can give."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a caring, personable and intelligent lawyer that achieves phenomenal results through his rigorous work ethic. I strongly endorse David!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred friends and family to David with great success. What's most important to me is that I have always receive good feedback from those people that I referred. I continue to recommend his services."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Every time I refer a case to David Williams, the client always walks away satisfied with his work. He is very knowledgeable in the fields of personal injury and workers compensation. I strongly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Williams cares about his clients and their cases. I have known him for many years and he consistently obtains outstanding results for his clients. I am happy to refer him to my own clients and friends."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is a lawyers lawyer. He has always been civil, professional, and reasonable. He is a seasoned and aggressive advocate for his clients both in and out of the courtroom. It's obvious David enjoys working under pressure and finding creative solutions to complex problems. I would recommend him to anyone seeking to retain a personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dave Williams is an attorney I respect and look up to. I have have gone to him numerous to times looking for creative ways to handle personal injury matters. He has consistently given me great ideas and is a loyal friend and colleague."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for many years now and I have had the pleasure of working out of the same office for a number of years. David is extremely thorough, responsive, engaged, and proactive for his clients. He is a skilled, passionate advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a very thorough, professional and hard working attorney. I refer David all of my personal injury, workman compensation and accident cases. All of my referrals have not only have great things to say about working with David, but have had great results. I absolutely endorse David."
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Crystal Lake Personal injury Lawyer David Andrew Williams
David Andrew Williams
Personal injury Attorney
Crystal Lake, IL
Licensed for 16 years
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