David C. Wise

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Chicago, IL

Burke Wise Morrissey & Kaveny
 | 161 North Clark Street, Suite 3250
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-580-2040
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

David C. Wise is a founding member of plaintiffs' personal injury firm Burke Wise Morrissey & Kaveny in Chicago, Illinois. He concentrates his practice on personal injury law, representing clients who have suffered injuries from causes such as defective products, construction negligence, accidents in the workplace, motor vehicle accidents, plane crashes and railroad accidents.

A skilled and tenacious advocate, Mr. Wise has shepherded more than 200 cases to resolution, securing a total of more than $200 million in judgments and settlements for his clients over the years. Nearly one-fourth of the cases he has handled have resulted in the recovery of more than $1 million for the client.

After graduating from the University of Illinois with a B.A., Mr. Wise earned his law degree from John Marshall Law School in 1993. He was quickly identified as an up-and-coming litigator by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, winning a place in the publication's 40 Under 40 directory of notable Illinois attorneys. Mr. Wise has also been recognized by the Illinois Leading Lawyers Network and holds an AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Wise often shares his knowledge and experience through presentations for the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He belongs to a variety of professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the American and Chicago bar associations, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Wise is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

*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

Personal Injury - Products (70%)

Personal Injury - General (30%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018

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About David Wise

Admitted: 1993, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.bwmklaw.com/attorneys/david-c-wise/

Honors and Awards:

  •  AV is the Highest Rating Possible and is given to Less than 5% of Practicing Lawyers
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin's "40 Under 40" Illinois Attorneys to watch for his accomplishments as a Litigator
  • IllinoisLeading Lawyers Network (Aviation Law, General Personal Injury Law, Personal Injury Transportation Law)
  • AV Rated by Peer review through Martindale Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois, 1993
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association

Representative Clients:

  • Pickett v. General Motors
  • Kennedy v. Nissan
  • Griffin v. Commonwealth Edison
  • Pennington v. Tech Sales, Inc.
  • Ginzel v. Kolcraft
  • Abrogast v. Illinois Central Railroad
  • Booth v. Nieman Marcus
  • Mezydlo v. Filip Metal
  • Norris v. Cessna
  • Johnson v. American Airlines
  • Stellato v. American Airlines
  • Lewis v. American Airlines
  • Peters v. American Airlines
  • Parker v. American Airlines
  • Bolin v. Schroeder
  • Robak v. Citgo Petroleum Company
  • Lecat v. Wilmette School District 39
  • Munoz v. Mayfield
  • Arkebauer v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Kandemir v. LePetre
  • Bowen v. Smykal & Assoc., et al
  • Livingston v. Lotus Consulting Services, Inc.
  • Owens v. Rochford
  • Wojtecki v. Wegman Construction
  • Kubicek v. Central Intermodal
  • Keeney v. Morris Tice, et al.
  • Yamashiro v. Harmony Nursing Home
  • Bartos v. Gallant
  • McLenighan v. MC Sports
  • Tinney v. The Fitness Experience
  • Farmer v. Turner Construction, et al.
  • Budrik v. R.C. Wegman Construction Company

Educational Background:

  • University of Illinois, B.A.
Office Location for David C. Wise

161 North Clark Street
Suite 3250
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-580-2040


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Last Updated: 8/31/2017

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