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Biography of David G. Sigale, Esq.

David G. Sigale

Admitted:

Illinois, 1996; United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, (General Bar, 1996) (Trial Bar, 2007); Wisconsin, 1997; United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2001; United States Supreme Court, 2009; United States District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2011; United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2013; United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas, 2013; United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, 2013.

Pro Hac Vice Admissions:
United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
United States District Court, District of Nebraska
United States District Court, District of New Mexico
United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
United States District Court, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Legal Education:

Georgetown University Law Center, 1996
• Publications Editor – Georgetown Immigration Law Journal

Undergraduate Education:

Indiana University – Bloomington, 1992
• Golden Key National Honor Society
• Psi Chi (Psychology National Honor Society)
• Alpha Chi Sigma (Criminal Justice National Honor Society)

Awards:

National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 – 2013, 2014
Illinois Super Lawyer – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
CCRKBA Gun Rights Defender of the Year – 2014
Second Amendment Foundation Bill of Rights Award – 2011

Reported Cases:

Winbigler v. Warren County Housing Authority, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 61851 (C.D.IL 2013); Moore v. Madigan, 702 F.3d 933 (7th Cir. 2012); Knight v. Kerstein, 836 F.Supp.2d 719 (N.D.IL 2011); Ezell v. City of Chicago, 651 F.3d 684 (7th Cir. 2011); McDonald, et al v. City of Chicago, 130 S.Ct. 3020 (2010); Hackman v. Dickerson Realtors Inc., et al, 520 F.Supp.2d 954 (N.D.IL 2007); Time Savers, Inc. v. LaSalle Bank, N.A., 371 Ill.App.3d 759 (2nd Dist. 2007); Werst v. Three Fires Council of America, 346 Ill.App.3d 706 (2nd Dist. 2004); GHSC Associates Limited Partnership v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 29 Fed. Appx. 382 (7th Cir. (IL) 2002).

Representative Cases:

Hackman v. Dickerson Realtors, Inc., et al (Northern District of Illinois) – The Firm was Plaintiff’s counsel in this antitrust action alleging commission rate fixing and group boycott in the real estate sales profession. Ultimately, the Firm obtained a six-figure recovery for its clients from various Defendants.

Ulrich, LLC v. Laris (Cook County) – Won a defense verdict at trial on behalf of businessman when he was sued for breach of alleged oral contract. Trial court held plaintiff did not prove existence or terms of oral contract.

Stoddart v. Durham (Marshall County) – Represented home buyers in Marshall County, Illinois, when the home they purchased was infested with mold and severe related defects. Though the jury found against plaintiffs, the trial judge agreed with plaintiff’s argument that the contract should be rescinded due to a mutual mistake of material fact without which the contract would never have been executed. Just before the ruling, and in anticipation of that ruling, the parties entered into a settlement favorable to the plaintiffs.

Yeaple v. RVS Transport, Inc. (Will County) – Prevailed at trial in representation of Defendant trucking contract broker against claim by former subcontractor who purchased truck from Defendant on installment plan, and sued for refund when he did not like work. Counsel not only defeated Plaintiff’s claim, but also prevailed on counterclaim for remainder of purchase price.

State of Illinois v. Meyer (Kane County) – Successfully defended criminal defendant in State’s prosecution for alleged parole violations. Trial court held there was no requisite intent to deliberately not pay restitution, and that defendant’s community service was satisfactorily completed.

Jackson v. Stroger (DuPage County) – Prevailed at trial while representing a married couple sued by their adult daughter for Order of Protection due to alleged (past and present) verbal, physical and sexual abuse. At trial, counsel showed the abuse could not have happened as the Plaintiff alleged, and counsel showed Plaintiff’s ulterior financial motives for making these false claims.

Saade v. Garcia (Cook County) – Represented Defendant restaurant against Plaintiff who claimed injury from food product. Through diligent representation and investigation, counsel proved Plaintiff’s story false and received summary judgment.

McDonald v. Segneri (DuPage County) – Won $90,000.00 settlement for auto accident Plaintiff who was injured by Defendant who pulled out of parking lot onto main road on which Plaintiff was traveling, resulting in severe neck and back disc injuries, and a fractured sternum and ribs.

Reilly v. Milk Pail (Kane County) – Won $375,000.00 settlement for personal injury client with broken ankle who fell in hole in floor of serving station at restaurant where she worked as a manager. Though defendant denied requisite knowledge, counsel proved defendant both knew of, and ignored, hole in floor on previous occasions.

Member:

Illinois State Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association

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