David A. Shapiro
David A. Shapiro is an experienced, progressive, accomplished litigator with a passion for solving complex business and legal issues within his clients’ financial and operational objectives. He is an innovative practitioner and skillful negotiator, adept in handling both defense and plaintiff commercial litigation in State and Federal Courts at both trial and appellate levels. He is well- versed in banking, construction, real estate, fraud and consumer fraud, and contract litigation. He possesses leadership skills in high-pressure, challenging and deadline-driven environments.
Mr. Shapiro operates within McKenna Storer’s litigation practice, managing complex plaintiff and defendant commercial litigation cases involving banks, construction companies and contractors, architects, real estate developers and brokers, condo associations, finance companies, and automobile dealerships, among others. He develops and implements litigation strategy for his entire practice. He has 40 years of experience in litigating cases to verdict or engaging in negotiated settlements.
Outside of the office, Mr. Shapiro can be found in the gym, catching a play or live music event or traveling to visit his widely dispersed family.
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Illinois Defense Counsel
- Northwestern University, BS (Cum Laude), 1976
- DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1980
- Illinois and United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals – Seventh Circuit
Commercial Real Estate Discrimination — Commercial Real Estate, Litigation Defense
Mutlu v. 1550 Lake Shore Drive Condo Assn-represented condo owner in discrimination claim against condo association, resulting in one of the largest settlements of its kind in Illinois.
Auto Finance Class Action — Litigation Defense
Defense of Overland Bond/Car Credit Center Class Actions-successfully defended auto finance company and dealer in series of putative consumer class actions.
Criminal Litigation — Litigation Defense
People v. Taylor-successfully argued before the Illinois Supreme Court the constitutionality of statute providing for mandatory sentence of natural life imprisonment for multiple murder.
Commercial Defense Disputes — Commercial Real Estate
Successfully represented commercial and residential landlords in various lease disputes, including evictions and workouts.