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David M. Sternfield

David M. Sternfield

Chicago, Illinois
(312) 622-6659 (24-Hour Phone: English)
(312) 364-5500 (Office Phone)
(312) 622-6659 (24-Hour Phone: Espanol)
(312) 622-6659 (24-Hour Phone: Francais)

Attorney David M. Sternfield has practiced law in Illinois since 1994.  Mr. Sternfield has a general law practice, handling both civil and criminal cases with a focus on family, personal injury and estate planning law.  He earned his J.D. at Drake University School of Law in Des Moines, IA, and earned his B.A. at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.   He is a member of the Illinois Bar.  He also belongs to the Illinois State Bar Association and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.  He frequently conducts lectures about estate planning and creating wills and trusts for various community groups throughout the Chicago area.

In addition to growing a successful Chicago law practice, Mr. Sternfield has experience at Fortune 500 companies such as McDonald's where he worked in commercial real estate and at MCI where he drafted and negotiated multi-million dollar technology-licensing contracts.  Licensed in all three Chicago financial exchanges, Mr. Sternfield is also an experienced floor trader.  With this unique background, Mr. Sternfield has gained extensive knowledge about law, business, and dealing with people in high-pressure situations.  He can put this experience to work for you.

David M. Sternfield has met with many prominent legislators in Springfield and Washington D.C. while working on health care legislation for people with special needs.  He is dedicated to making a change in the lives of individuals with special needs and their families.

Areas of Practice:

Family Law
Personal Injury Defense
Personal Injury Plaintiff

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Illinois State Bar Association
Northwest Suburban Bar Association

Areas of Practice

  • Child Support
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • International Law
  • Drafting and Negotiating Contracts
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Nursing Home
  • Personal Injury -- Defense
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Worksite/Employment Injury
  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law
  • Securities Law
  • Social Security -- Disability
  • Traffic Violations
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Workers' Compensation Law

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2002


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D.
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
    • B.A.


  • Frequent Lecturer on Estate Planning, Creating Wills and Trusts, In Various Community Groups throughout the Chicago area
  • Presenter at the Depaul Health Law Policy Conference
  • Presenter at the Autism Symposium in Delhi, India, 2008
  • Presenter at Health Law/Policy symposiums around the world. Countries include: U.S., Russia, China, and India.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Bar, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Member

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