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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1998||11/21/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Daniel P. Ward Scholarship Fund||Phi Alpha Delta||1998|
|Owner||Law Offices of David S. Kerpel||2003 - Present|
|Associate||Berger Schatz||1999 - 2002|
|Associate||Grant & Grant Attorneys||1998 - 1998|
|Clerk||Schiller Du Canto & Fleck||1997 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Distinguished Counsel||Member||2015 - Present|
|The Lilac Tree||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|Lake County Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Private||As a result of ascertaining this violation of the divorce decree, I was able to obtain proof of life insurance, as well as over $100,000 my client did not know they were entitled to.|
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|Illinois State Bar Journal||Contribution of Attorney Fees||2000|
|The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association||Getting the Most out of your Discovery Tools||2000|
|DePaul University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of Iowa||English||B.A.||1995|
|Workshop||Post Decree divorce||2013|
|Workshop||Introduction to Divorce||2011|
|Divorce University||Nuts and Bolts of Divorce||2009|
|Workshop||FInancial aspects of divorce||2007|
|Lake County Bar Association||introduction to Family Law||2001|
Posted by Chris
In finding a representative from myself in my divorce I interviewed many different perspective legal representatives. David was clearly the best counsel for me. During the divorce process David was instrumental in providing guidance from not only a legal standpoint but also from a pragmatic life perspective. He was tireless advocate for myself and my children's rights while relentlessly driving the divorce process in alignment with my ethics. He listened to me and my desires for the divorce process and advocated for myself and my children in alignment with those goals.
David was tremendous partner during my extended divorce process [by my request]. My now ex-wife and I were not aligned on how to set parenting time and David was a tremendous guide during this time. We came up with an unorthodox solution that took time to develop. He was never pushy or overbearing and brought a consistent voice of reason with high level of professionalism and expertise to one of the most difficult process I have been through.
David is always accessible and very responsive. He is direct and in the same breath very understanding of your desires as a client. I would not recommend getting divorced but if there are no other options David Kerpel is a high quality person that can help you successfully navigate one of the most difficult process of your life. I can not recommend David enough!
Posted by Jim
David Kerpel was pleasure to work with during the difficult process of getting divorced. I was originally referred to David through my Mediator, and from my initial contact with him through the final court appearance, David was a true professional. While always extremely responsive, David demonstrated a clear understanding of all the relevant issues and was able to clearly communicate to me the impact of each decision that needed to be made. David also collaborated with the other parties involved in my case in a seamless and expeditious manner which enabled us to move through the entire process with minimal interruptions. Whenever the process seemed as though it would go sideways, David was the voice of reason who always sought alignment and got the process moving in the right direction.
I would not have been able to work through the process or even understand the legal ramifications of decisions being made without the level-headed approach that David provided. I would not hesitate to work with David again or to refer him to someone else in need. He is the epitome of a professional, without whom I wouldn't have survived the process so unscathed.
Posted by Mary
David is extremely knowledgeable, diligent, professional, and compassionate. I cannot imagine a better lawyer. Although my divorce was a long process, David stayed committed and diligent to reaching an agreement. He worked weekends, long hours, while on vacation, etc. to make progress towards a settlement. David made contacts with other professionals to assist me in making wise financial decisions. His great knowledge of divorce laws and procedures was very obvious throughout, and he always took the time to explain the process to me. Seeing David with the other attorney and in the courtroom, showed his extensive knowledge and professionalism. He was calm and compassionate and always made me feel secure that we would reach an equitable settlement. He also made me feel safe in what is otherwise an unnerving situation. He is an incredible lawyer.