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David J. Bressler Member

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1982

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1991


Loyola University, J.D.

University of Minnesota, B.A.

David J. Bressler practices in the areas of litigation, employment, bankruptcy and workout, health care and general corporate counseling. He has experience practicing before the state and federal courts of northern Illinois and other jurisdictions, as well as various public and private administrative and arbitration venues.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Bressler was a law clerk to the Honorable Nicholas Bua of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Among his responsibilities in that position was the administration of the Shakman decree, which precludes various Illinois governmental agencies from hiring and firing based on political motivation.

In practice, Mr. Bressler represents individuals, closely held entities, insurers and publicly traded companies, as well as professionals, including architects, engineers, contractors and subcontractors, and physicians and other healthcare concerns. He also represents Illinois' largest statewide interscholastic athletic association, and represents educational personnel, coaches, and athletic organizations. He has significant experience litigating temporary, preliminary and permanent injunctions to complement his numerous trials before judges and juries, and his experience on appeals ranges from state appellate courts to the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Bressler's significant litigation experience is of great value in his general business practice, where he represents and advises clients in acquisitions and sales as well as in everyday dealings and unique transactions. His business counseling experience extends to advising clients on employment matters, as well as debtor-creditor issues.

Community/Civic Activities

  • Campton Township (Kane County) Planning Commission, Chairman, 1994-2004
  • Director and Vice President, St. Charles North High School Hockey Club, Founder, 2002-2004
  • USA Hockey, Certified Ice Hockey Coach
  • Accomplished Musician

Recognized in Illinois SuperLawyers® for General Litigation, Business Litigation and Business/Corporate, 2011-2018

Recognized in Law & Politics as an Illinois Super Lawyer for General Litigation, Business Litigation and Business/Corporate, 2005-2010

Named an Illinois Leading Lawyer in the area of Civil Appellate and Commercial Litigation by the Leading Lawyers Network, 2005-2017. Law Bulletin Publishing Company