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!



Areas of Practice:

Family Law
Workers Compensation




Bar Admissions:

Illinois, 1988



John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, Columbia College

Roosevelt University Labor Law Division


Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Bar Association, Member
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
McHenry County Bar Association, Member
McHenry County, Family Law Section
Court Appointed Special Advocate

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