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David J. Fish

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David J. Fish Founding Partner, Leader of Litigation Department


David’s deep care for his clients has helped him and his team recover hundreds of millions of dollars for them. He has represented tens of thousands of clients and tried several substantial cases to verdict. He also volunteers almost every week at Prairie State Legal Services to provide free services to its low-income and elderly clients and his firm was awarded the Illinois State Bar Association’s pro bono service award in 2022.

In 2023, Crain’s Chicago Business named him a Notable Leader in Employment & Labor Law and he was the only employee-side lawyer to receive this unique honor. David has the unique insight of knowing how companies think because he has represented Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities, and hundreds of other businesses. He graduated #2 in his law school class from Northern Illinois University College of Law after receiving his political science degree from Illinois State University in 1996. David is an adjunct professor at the NIU College of Law in Dekalb, Illinois where he teaches employment law. In 2023, NIU College of Law named him its “Alum of the Year”.

Prior to starting his own firm, he was employed by other law firms (including Jenner & Block in Chicago as a summer associate, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, and Collins Law). He is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, has received a “preeminent” ranking from Martindale Hubbell, and was recognized as a labor and employment law “Super Lawyer”. David is an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, speaks frequently on legal issues, and testified before the United States Judicial Conference in Dallas, Texas regarding electronic discovery issues. A list of his publications is available here.

David is married and has three children and a dog. He was previously the National Burrito Champion and now he practices yoga and meditation.

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