As the founding partner of Wise Law Offices LLC, David Wise has established himself as one of the top Chicago area plaintiff attorneys with more than 70 multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements exceeding $1 million. Since founding the firm in 2002, Mr. Wise has achieved verdicts and settlements that now exceed $300 million.

Mr. Wise is listed as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association, has been selected as a Leading Lawyer every year since the award’s inception, and is rated AV in the Martindale-Hubbell rating system–the highest distinction available. He specializes in product liability, construction site accidents, workplace accidents, plane crashes, crane accidents, gas explosions, railroad accidents, truck accidents, motor vehicle accidents, road design cases, medical malpractice cases and general negligence.

In 2001, Mr. Wise was recognized as one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty To Watch,” by Chicago Lawyer when he was only 34 years old. The recognition is based upon review and recommendations of judges, bar leaders, and other lawyers. Mr. Wise has been selected as a Leading Lawyer and Super Lawyer since their inception.

Among others, David has successfully represented tradesmen and women in the following trades and unions to name but a few:

  • Local 1 Ironworkers
  • Local 1 Boilermakers
  • Local 63 Ironworkers
  • Local 150 Operating Engineers
  • Local 13 Carpenters
  • Local 54 Carpenters
  • Local 363 Carpenters
  • Local 17 Pipe Insulators
  • Local 134 Electricians
  • Local 2 Elevator mechanics
  • Local 501 Plumbers
  • Local 597 Pipefitters
  • Local 2 Laborers
  • Local 11 Roofers

When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

Areas Of Practice

  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Aviation and Aircrashes
  • Construction Negligence
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Transportation Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Vehicular Negligence
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Maritime Actions
  • Railroad Liability
  • Federal Employee’s Liability Act (FELA)
  • Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit


  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • University of Illinois, Illinois
    • B.A.


  • John Marshall Law School
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Illinois State Bar Association
  • DePaul Law School, Guest Lecturer
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Honors and Awards

  • Illinois Super Lawyers (personal injury plaintiffs, product liability and general)
  • Illinois Leading Lawyers (aviation law, general personal injury law, personal injury transportation law)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Managers
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice


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