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David T. Arena joined Di Monte & Lizak in 1996. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in political science from Loyola University of Chicago in 1993, where he was a member of the Phi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society and recipient of the Presidential Scholarship. David received his law degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law with honors in 1996. In 1995, David took first place in the Cleveland Marshall College of Law Moot Court Competition, where he received the Dean’s Moot Court Award for Outstanding Advocate and the Hugo Black Award for Outstanding Oralist. David participated in the 1995 ABA National Moot Court Competition, where his team was awarded Best Ohio School and Best Respondent’s Brief. In addition, David was awarded the Cleveland Marshall Law Alumni Scholarship Award consecutively in 1995 and 1996. David became an equity partner at Di Monte & Lizak in 2005. David is an accomplished trial lawyer.

He handles matters in state and federal court, including trial and appellate work, and represents clients in mediations and arbitrations. David’s practice focuses on commercial law matters, including business disputes, contract and construction law, mechanic’s liens, mortgage foreclosures, bankruptcy and debt collection, municipal law and probate litigation. David also handles personal injury claims.


Practice areas


  1. Foreclosure: 20%
  2. Construction: 20%
  3. Contracts: 20%
  4. Business: 20%
  5. Commercial Real Estate: 20%

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  • Linscott Roberts Hanson

    I endorse this lawyer. David is a hard working, dedicated attorney, always well prepared and well organized. He has a great sense of humor and knows when to compromise as well as how to fight hard. I am proud to call him my partner.


    Linscott Hanson Limited liability company (LLC) Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Di Monte & Lizak, LLC

216 Higgins Road

Park Ridge , IL, 60068-5706


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199608/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Hugo Black AwardMarshall College of Law1995
Presidential ScholarshipLoyola University of Chicago1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDimonte & Lizak, LLC1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Park Ridge Chamber of CommerceBoard Member2014 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationConstruction Law Section Council Member2014 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Illinois)Subcontractors Claim For Lien2014
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Illinois)Mechanics Lien In Bankrupcty2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Loyola University ChicagoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Construction Project From Womb to Tomb (And Then Back To Life"Mechanics Lien: What Is It And How To Perfect It2012