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David A. Williams exclusively represents individuals and families injured by the wrongful conduct of others and employees injured at work.  This includes worker’s compensation and plaintiff's personal injury law cases that involve transportation (automobile, truck and railroad) negligence, construction negligence, premises liability, product liability, wrongful death and the Federal Employers Liability Act. 

David was raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, where he attended St. Viator High School (Arlington Heights, Illinois) and, after earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), attended DePaul University’s College of Law (Chicago, Illinois), where he was awarded a Juris Doctorate.  David 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 becoming licensed to practice.   

During his time working for the defense, David defended corporations and their employees in a variety of personal injury matters.

After spending over five years honing his skills, David realized that his passion and talents were best served representing victims of personal injury.  David’s 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 and evaluate cases.   

David’s 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.  

David is currently an active member of the legal community, including the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.  He volunteers as a Panel Attorney for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and is an investigator for the Chicago Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee.  

David lives in the southwest suburbs with his wife and kids.


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 50%
    9 years
  2. Personal Injury: 50%
    9 years



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  • Michael Patrick Alvarado

    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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Contact info

Brad J. Balke, P.C.

542 S Dearborn St Ste 310
Chicago, IL, 60605-1508


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200705/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"10 Best" Attorneys for IllinoisAmerican Institute of Legal Counsel2016
Illinois Rising Stars ListSuperLawyers2015
Dean's List Academic HonorsDePaul University2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBrad J. Balke, P.C.2012 - Present
AssociateThe Hunt Law Group2007 - 2011
Law ClerkThe Hunt Law Group2006 - 2007
Law ClerkSneckenberg, Thompson & Brody, LLP2004 - 2006
InvestigatorFederal Public Defender Service2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Chicago Volunteer Legal ServicesVolunteer Panel Attorney2011 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember/ JEC Committee2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Powell v. City of Chicago, et al.Settled
Harris v. Murphy & MillerSettled
Palmer v. CarranzaSettled
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Miami University of OhioPre-LawBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
St. Viator H.S.N/AN/A1999