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David Francis Monteleone

Personal injury Attorney at Rockford, IL

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    While the vast majority of our cases are won outside of the courtroom, we are trial attorneys with more than 20 years of experience. We will go to court if that is what it takes to get results. Our opponents know our reputation in the courtroom, as do area judges and fellow attorneys, who frequently compliment us on our trial skills after seeing us in action. Not every attorney knows the ins and outs of trial. We do, and that is why we are able to achieve results.

    31 years

  2. Car accident
    When it comes to retaining a lawyer after an Illinois car accident, many people hesitate. They think they can handle matters themselves. Auto Accidents are quite a specialty at for the Firm. Victims are entitled to compensation and we get results. The best case scenario in these situations: The victim accepts the insurance company's settlement offer, never knowing it falls far short of what he or she was truly entitled to.

    31 years

  3. Medical malpractice

  4. Motorcycle accident
    Full and Fair Compensation for Serious Personal Injuries At The Monteleone Law Firm, our lawyers know that motorcycle accidents tend to result in serious injuries because motorcyclists have little to no protection against the impact of a car or a truck. We have handled cases nvolving: Motorcycle head injuries and brain injuries Spinal cord injuries Amputation injuries Broken bones Road rash and scars

    31 years

  5. Nursing home abuse and neglect

Rockford Personal Injury Lawyers

Dedicated to getting compensation for IL Accident Victums.


There is an old lawyer saying that goes: "Cases are not won in the courtroom." What does this mean? It means that cases are won through careful investigation and preparation, not by arguing in front of a judge and jury. At The Monteleone Law Firm, we take this saying to heart.


We painstakingly prepare every case, gathering every detail — witness statements and key testimony, elements of proof, jury instructions and more — into a single, well-organized notebook. More often than not, our preparation allows us to win the case without even having to go to trial. Our opponents, typically insurance companies, see the work we have done and know that they have to provide a full and fair settlement to the victim.


We specialize in but are not limited to:

  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Contruction Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Wrongful Death


Contact us to today and restore your life.

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Licensed for 31 years
State IL
Status Active and Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1992
Updated 01/06/2023
State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1991
Updated 12/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Posted by Thomas | October 16, 2012
Excellent Firm. Got the results I was looking for. Quick Turnaround.
I was afraid of a long drawn out process, but David was able to get not only a quick decision but the settlement I was looking for. it was a very difficult time and we were stressed about what was ahead of us. Mr. Monteleone took all the courtroom burden off of us, and got my family a quick settlement and an excellent result. it was a very difficult time, but we were extremely pleased this was not a long process. My family would recommend the Monteleone Law Firm, and especially David for coming though for us during out time of need. Thank you David.
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  • Contingency 100%-100%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Fisk & Monteleone Ltd.
  • 1991 - Present


  • Univ of San Diego SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Iowa
  • DDS - Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • 1988
  • University of Ilinois
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Illinois girl critically injured in Walworth accident


  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Federal Trial Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1992 - Present
  • State of Illinois
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1992 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member and Committee Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Admitted
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • LexisNexis
  • 2012
  • William J. Harte Amicus Volunteer Award
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Iowa, College of Dentistry
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2015
  • University of Iowa, College of Dentistry
  • Professional Negligence
  • 2014
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2013
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2012
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2011
  • The Monteleone Law Firm
  • Personal Injury
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse David
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an attorney of extraordinary ability, knowledge and tenacity. He is a tireless advocate and protector of the rights of the wrongfully injured."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
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Rockford Personal injury Lawyer David Francis Monteleone
David Francis Monteleone
Personal injury Attorney
Rockford, IL
Licensed for 31 years