Litigation Group Chair David Chizewer Honored as a Litigation Trailblazer
David Chizewer chairs Goldberg Kohn's Litigation Group. He has achieved remarkable success for clients across industries, geography, and in all stages of litigation.
David is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who was named a Litigation Trailblazer by the National Law Journal in 2023 and has been featured in the National Law Journal’s list of 10 of the Nation’s Top Litigators. He has also been named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Public Justice Foundation and was separately a runner-up for that same award. In addition, he has been named Lawyer of the Year by the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (the Anti-Fraud Coalition), and has received the Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service by the Federal Court in Chicago on two separate occasions.
David has a proven trial record, having served as co-lead trial counsel in two widely acclaimed cases:
On the defense side, David has represented clients in bet-the-company litigation, including trying a case in a rural, plaintiff-friendly district where he obtained a remarkable result for his defendant client in the face of extreme jury bias. He has served as lead counsel to defendants in multi-district litigation and has argued before the Illinois Supreme Court and the federal Courts of Appeals for the First, Fourth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits.
David has also served as an expert witness on issues of federal civil procedure. He is a frequent author and speaker, and has presented at the National Advocacy Center, the Federal Judicial Center, and the law schools of Cornell and Berkeley.
– Economics, magna cum laude