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David E. Schwartz

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Biography

David Schwartz joined Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz in 1990.  Prior to joining KJS, he was in general practice and served as a local prosecutor in Lake County, Illinois.  During his time in Lake County, Mr. Schwartz tried dozens of cases to verdict.  Since 2007, David has managed the firm’s collar county office Glen Ellyn.  He is currently handling cases in numerous counties, including Du Page, Lake, Will, Kane, Winnebago and McHenry.  His primary focuses are medical malpractice cases, automobile accidents and premises liability matters.

Since starting at the firm, Mr. Schwartz has tried well over 30 jury cases to verdict.  He has successfully settled hundreds of personal injury cases, including many in excess of one million dollars.  He has served as a mock trial judge and has spoken at law school classes on the topic of trial law.  His most recent jury trials have conducted with the invaluable assistance of his son Jeffrey.  He has for the past several years been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers and the Leading Lawyers Network in the field of personal injury law and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

View All Verdicts & Settlements

Selected Verdicts

  • 7 Million
    Robert Spinks v. Arby’s.

    18 year old young man paralyzed from the chest down from a shooting at a fast food restaurant. Case was brought and won against Arby’s for failure to provide proper security and contact police when customers were threatened.

  • $946,000
    Scheidt v. Sharma, Will County, 14 L 205

    Medical malpractice verdict in Will County against surgeon for failing to repair vascular injury from knee replacement and failing to timely refer patient to university hospital.

  • $702,000
    Joseph Anzelone v. Keller Ladders

    Product liability verdict in federal court for defective ladder resulting in a heel fracture. Defense attorney and expert had successfully defended over 100 ladder cases prior to this verdict.

Selected Settlements

  • 1.9 million
    For loss of an eye

    $1,900,000 – for loss of an eye against a gun ship for faulty mounting of a rifle scope

  • 1.8 million
    Road rage death

    $1,800,000 – DuPage County automobile road rage case, wrongful death

  • 1.7 million
    Fall in hospital

    $1,750,000 – Winnebago County fall in hospital resulting in neurological injury

  • 1.4 million
    Death of newborn

    $1,400,000 – Will county medical malpractice death of newborn

  • 1.3 million
    Delayed breast cancer diagnosis

    $1,350,000 – Will County delayed breast cancer diagnosis, subsequent death

  • 2 million
    settlement in a medical malpractice birth injury case

    $1,340,000 – Kane County death of young child, medical malpractice

  • 1.3 million
    Medical malpractice wrongful death case

    $1,300,000 – Will County medical malpractice wrongful death case

  • 1.1 million
    Death of two 80 year old plaintiffs

    $1,100,00 – DeKalb County auto, wrongful death of two 80 year old plaintiffs

Education

  • J.D., De Paul University Law School, 1983
  • B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Northern District
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Du Page County Bar Association, Member

Awards and Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers, 2010 - present
  • Leading Lawyers 2012-present
  • AV Overall Peer Rating, Martindale Hubbell

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