David W. Inlander

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Chicago, IL

Fischel & Kahn, Ltd.
 | 155 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1950
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-726-0440
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (50%),
  • Family Law (50%)
Attorney Profile

A principal of Fischel & Kahn, Ltd., one of the oldest law firms in Chicago, Illinois, David W. Inlander dedicates the majority of his practice to general civil litigation and complex family law matters, offering thorough and compassionate representation to individual and business clients throughout Chicago and its surrounding communities. Mr. Inlander draws from his rich litigation background stretching back for four decades and spanning practice areas as diverse as trust and probate law, professional liability and chancery court matters.  He has successfully mediated numerous matters and has resolved matrimonial and business disputes through cooperative, collaborative, and mediation approaches.   

Mr. Inlander obtained his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he served as a note and comment editor for the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal prior to graduating with honors in 1975. Admitted to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, he has spent his entire career with the firm. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Inlander has been honored with an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" rating peer-review rating through Avvo. He has also been included in the Leading Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America 2016 list of the top family law and litigation attorneys practicing in Illinois.

In addition to being a highly regarded lecturer at Chicago-area CLE events and the author of several articles for publications of the Bench and Bar Section of the Illinois State Bar Association, Mr. Inlander is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee, a position that has granted him the privilege of holding three private audiences with Pope Francis. As Chair of AJC's Interreligious Affairs Commission, he recently participated as a speaker in the Interreligious Observance in memory of Cardinal George.  He is also an active participant in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

General Litigation (50%): Litigation

Family Law (50%): Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Focus Areas

General Litigation: Litigation

Family Law: Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007, 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2017

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About David Inlander

Admitted: 1975, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.fischelkahn.com/inlander.html

Honors and Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Named top 5% of Illinois Family Law attorneys, Leading Lawyers Network, 2016
  • Illinois 2016 Super Lawyer
  • Two private audiences with Pope Francis at the Vatican to discuss Catholic-Jewish relations
  • National Chair of AJC's Interreligious Affairs Commission
  • In April, 2013 David W. Inlander was a featured presenter at an ISBA seminar on Civility and Professionalism held at Loyola University School of Law, focusing on his recent publication "Strive Mightily: Some Thoughts on Civility and the Illinois Bar"
  • Note and Comment Editor, Loyola Law Journal, Loyola University
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over 30 years
  • One of the top 100 civil litigation attorneys in the State of Illinois, Super Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Completed Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice training. , 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Federal Trial Bar, 1975
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1975
  • State of Illinois, 1975
  • 14 year Board Member at Temple Sholom of Chicago
  • Member, National Board of Governors of American Jewish Committee, Chairman of Interreligious Relations Commission and Executive Council member
  • American Jewish Committee Chicago chapter, Past President
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Professional Ethics Subcommittee, Chair
  • Illinois State Bar Association Bench and Bar Section Council, Member
  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Presenter at the ISBA Civility and Professionalism  April, 2015 seminar at Chicago Kent College of Law., "Court's Role in Guiding Civility", 2015
  • A review of recent Illinois legislation and NY proposed legislation impacting contributions to the judiciary, Co-Author, Perception v. Reality: Money in Judicial Elections, David W. Inlander and Ronald D. Menna, Jr., Perception v. Reality: Money in Judicial Elections, Vol. 41, no. 4, Bench and Bar (The newsletter of the ISBA's Bench and Bar Section Council, March 2011), ISBA, 2011
  • "Recent Trends in Discovery: Pitfalls of IL. SCR 216 Requests to Admit," ISBA CLE FEST, Chicago, IL June, 2010
  • "Civility and Professionalism in 2013", Illinois State Bar Association Bench & Bar Section, Loyola University in Chicago, April, 2013
  • When can a judge judge whether a judge can judge? In Re The Estate of Mary Ann Wilson, 238 Ill.2d 519 (2010). A  Review of the standards and proper procedure for petition of substitution of a judge as analyzed by the Illinois Supreme Court. Co-Authors David W. Inlander and Deborah Jo Soehlig, co-authors. vol. 41, no. 6, Bench & Bar (The newsletter of the ISBA's Bench & Bar Section Council, June 2011), ISBA, 2011
  •  Deposition Advocacy: A Step Too Far? Co-Authors David W. Inlander and Deborah Jo Soehlig, volume 42, no. 5, Bench & Bar (The newsletter of the ISBA Bench & Bar Section Council, May, 2012)
  • "Strive Mightily": Some Thoughts on Civility and the Illinois Bar, An Article by David W. Inlander and Ronald D. Menna, Jr., ISBA Bench & Bar Newsletter, volume 43, no. 9, May 2013
  •  Lawyer shopping as a sword: It’s time to stop this abuse,  Co-Authors David W. Inlander and Deborah Jo Soehlig, volume 45, no. 4, Bench & Bar (The newsletter of the ISBA Bench & Bar Section Council, October, 2014)

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Goldberg v. Goldberg, 84 Ill.App.3d 728, 407 N.E.2d 160, 40 Ill.Dec. 459, Ill.App. 1 Dist., May 30, 1980 (No. 79-930)
  • Kelso-Burnett Co. v. Zeus Development Corp., 107 Ill.App.3d 34, 437 N.E.2d 26, 62 Ill.Dec. 789, Ill.App. 2 Dist., June 17, 1982 (No. 81-759)
  • Mazurek v. Crossley Const. Co., 220 Ill.App.3d 416, 581 N.E.2d 59, 163 Ill. Dec. 108, 1991 WL 188890, Ill.App. 1 Dist., September 24, 1991, (No. 1-89-1089)
  • Mazurek v. Crossley Const. Co., 220 Ill.App.3d 416, 581 N.E.2d 59, 163 Ill. Dec. 108, 1991 WL 188890, Ill.App. 1 Dist., September 24, 1991
  • Peters v. State, Not Reported in N.E.2d, 47 Ill.Ct.Cl. 326, 1994 WL 907435, Ill.Ct.Cl., August 25, 1995 (No. 90-CC-0919)
  • Toth v. Jenkins, 272 Ill.App.3d 382, 649 N.E.2d 484, 208 Ill. Dec. 428, 1995 WL 170440, Ill.App. 1 Dist., April 11, 1995 (No. 1-93-4100)
  • Jenkins v. Concorde Acceptance Corp., 345 Ill.App.3d 669, 802 N.E. 2d 1270 (1st Dist. 2003)
  • Hass v. Rico Enterprise, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2004 WL 784813, N.D.Ill., April 12, 2004 (No. 03-C-8695)
  • Hass v. Rico Enterprise, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2004 WL 1336255, N.D.Ill., June 14, 2004 (No. 03-C-8695)
  • Sullivan v. DSSA Management, Inc., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2004 WL 1375524, N.D.Ill., June 18, 2004 (No. 01-C-9228)
  • Hass v. Rico Enterprise, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2004 WL 1385837, N.D.Ill., June 18, 2004 (No. 03-C-8695)
  • Gumm v. Flickinger, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2005 WL 2488996, N.D.Ill., August 31, 2005 (No. 03-C-8174)
  • King v. First Capital Financial Services Corp., 215 Ill.2d 1, 828 N.E.2d 1155, 293 Ill. Dec. 657, 2005 WL 913512, Ill., April 21, 2005, (Nos. 97263, 97761)
  • Economy Folding Box Corp. v. Anchor Frozen Foods, Corp., 515 F.3d 718 (7th Cir.2008)
  • Palmer v. Southwest Airlines, Co., 2009 WL 3462043 (N.D. Ill. October 23, 2009)
  • MacNeil v. Trambert, 401 Ill.App.3d 1077, 932 N.E.2d 441 (2nd Dist. June 3, 2010)

Educational Background:

  • Vanderbilt University and University of Illinois, B.A., Cum laude, 1972

Industry Groups

  • Cooperative Divorce Law Practice Group
  • Office Location for David W. Inlander

    155 North Wacker Drive
    Suite 1950
    Chicago, IL 60606

    Phone: 312-726-0440

     

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