“The disputes our clients face are rarely black and white. I help businesses navigate the sea of grey through aggressive and pragmatic advocacy to enforce the benefits of their contracts. When we listen closely to our clients, to things both said and unsaid, we can better understand their needs and objectives, and give them the time, attention, and service they deserve. There’s no substitute for that.”
With more than 30 years of experience representing clients in their toughest disputes, David is known for his twin gifts of tenacity and patience. David draws on his extensive first-chair trial experience to help clients manage risks, take proactive steps to avoid the disruption and cost of litigation, and, when necessary, fight aggressively in court to protect their interests. Whatever the legal matter, David is accessible to his clients around the clock and does not give up until he delivers a satisfactory result.
In his commercial litigation practice, David has developed a special focus on insurance litigation, advocating for the rights of policyholders under their insurance policies. In recognition of his exceptional skills and experience in this area, David was elected a Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel in 2021.
David also helps clients resolve a wide range of complex commercial disputes involving business owners, vendors, and customers, including “business divorces,” indemnification disputes, business torts, shareholder and partnership disputes, trade secret disputes, and contract disputes.
David’s background representing large and midsized companies through arbitrations and in trials, in cases ranging from distributorship disputes to commercial fraud litigation to complex contract disputes, gives him a rich well of knowledge to draw on when advising the clients he represents in arbitration, mediation, and, when necessary, the courtroom. David has put his celebrated skills as a trial lawyer to work in federal, state, and appellate courts across the country, including the Illinois Supreme Court, and has a reputation for dogged advocacy. He always tailors his legal counsel to meet his clients’ business goals.
Prior to founding Goodman Law Group | Chicago, David was managing officer of the Chicago office of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale.
American College of Coverage Counsel –2019 to present
Benchmark – 2023
Leading Lawyers top attorney in commercial litigation – 2011 to present
Super Lawyers top attorney in business litigation, insurance coverage, and civil litigation – 2015 to present
Brandeis University, B.A., History
Boston University School of Law, J.D.
Fellow, American College of Coverage Counsel
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
Board member, member of finance committee, Chicago Run