David Baltmanis

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Miner, Barnhill and Galland, P.C.
David Baltmanis
Miner, Barnhill and Galland, P.C.

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Environmental Litigation, Civil Rights view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2009

Education: Northwestern University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

Miner, Barnhill and Galland, P.C.

325 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60654 Phone: 312-751-1170 Email: David Baltmanis Visit website


David Baltmanis joined Miner, Barnhill & Galland in 2011 following judicial clerkships with a federal appellate judge and a federal district judge. He maintains a diverse practice primarily representing individuals and institutional plaintiffs in the areas of complex commercial litigation, employment law, civil rights and environmental law. He has also served as defense counsel for non-profit and healthcare organizations in commercial and employment matters, and advised such clients on discrimination law, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. He has extensive experience in state and federal trial courts across the country, and has authored and co-authored merits and amicus briefs in state supreme courts, United States Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee, Environmental Litigation, Civil Rights, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, State, Local & Municipal

First Admitted: 2009, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.lawmbg.com/attorneys/david-baltmanis

Educational Background:
  • Northwestern University School of Law (JD, 2009) - Magna Cum Laude; Order of the Coif; Senior Research Honors; Editor-in-Chief, Northwestern University Law Review   
  • Northwestern University (BA in English and Political Science, 2004)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Chicago Council of Lawyers (President, Board of Governors)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2011
  • Illinois Supreme Court, 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2010
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "The Supreme Court’s decision in Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents ofFederal Bureau of Narcotics plays a central role in our system of constitutionalremedies. Yet critics have long questioned the Court’s decision to fashion afederal common law right of action to enforce the Fourth Amendment.", Rethinking Bivens: Legitimacy and Constitutional Adjudication, 98 Georgetown Law Journal 117, 2009
  • "In response to Carlos M. Vázquez & Stephen I. Vladeck, State Law, the Westfall Act, and the Nature of the Bivens Question, 161 U. PA. L. REV. 509 (2013). It is a great pleasure to comment on a recent paper by Professors Vázquez and Vladeck. We think the Article offers an important contribution to Bivens scholarship, an excellent description of recent developments in the lower courts, a useful exploration of the too often overlooked connection between Bivens and the Westfall Act, a first-rate account of qualified immunity, and a challenging claim about the preservation of state law rights of action.", W(h)ither Bivens?, 161 University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online 231, 2013
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Justice Council of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law's Bluhm Legal Clinic (Member), 2011

Office location for David Baltmanis

325 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60654


2 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

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