David has 27 years of legal experience. He is a skilled mediator and also understands litigation and family law from all perspectives. At Franks Gerkin McKenna, David is a powerful advocate for his clients. He comes from a union leadership background; it was his position as a labor representative that initially drew him to the legal profession. He was drawn towards the ability to fight for individuals and make positive change in peoples’ lives. This is how he performs on every case at Franks Gerkin McKenna.
David’s favorite part of being an attorney is the privilege to help and guide people during their time of crisis. He knows how much trust his clients put in him, and it is an honor to be their advocate.
His unwavering advocacy doesn’t just stop in the courtroom either. David is on the Board of Directors for Turning Point of McHenry County, an organization with the mission to stop domestic violence and help women and children throughout McHenry County, Illinois. He is a diligent advocate against domestic violence in the community.
He brings his strength, sensitivity, and compassion to family practice, providing insightful guidance to those going through divorce. He also helps injured workers successfully persevere through workers’ compensation claims.
David is a graduate of Columbia College and John Marshall Law School, but those aren’t the only teams he’ll root for; he is a devoted, longtime Blackhawks fan!
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1988||07/06/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Advocate's Recognition||Turning Point||2010|
|Senior Associated Attorney||Franks Gerkin & McKenna, PC||2004 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|McHenry County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|Illinois Bar Journal||The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission||2005|
|John Marshall Law School, Chicago||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Columbia College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|Dale Carnegie Institute||Achievement Certificate||1982|
|Domestic Violence Conference||Domestic Violence||2008|
|Plaintiff Order of Protection||Father got parenting skill-teaching|
|Weekly Benefits (TTD) Fight!||Back Benefits paid and employer began complying with restrictions|
|Worker's Surgery Dispute||Decision of treating doctor outweighs non-treating doctor|
|Divorce Plaintiff||Sole custody awarded Mom|
|Defendant-Father||Dad got Joint custody|
|Divorce and Inheritance||Maintenance terminated|
|Divorce Rip-Off||Wife got 75% of marital estate|
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