David A. Shapiro is a 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, experienced in 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, consumer defense, employment, and contract litigation. He has 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, real estate developers and brokers, condo associations, finance companies, and automobile dealerships.
He has a long-standing success track record representing commercial and residential landlords in various lease disputes, including evictions and workouts.
He develops and implements litigation strategy for his entire practice. He is experienced in litigating cases to verdict or engaging in negotiated settlements.
Outside of the office, Mr. Shapiro can be found at the gym, catching a live music show or traveling to visit his widely dispersed family.
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Secretary of Partners in Community Building, Inc., a community based not-for-profit
- 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.