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David J. Bawcum

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Fox Lake, IL

Soffietti, Johnson, Teegen, Argueta & Bawcum, Ltd.
74 E. Grand Avenue
Fox Lake, IL 60020
Phone: 847-587-2551
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Attorney Profile

Attorney David J. Bawcum is a partner at the law firm of Soffietti, Johnson, Teegen, Argueta & Bawcum, LTD, located in Fox Lake, Illinois. Mr. Bawcum handles personal injury and workers' compensation matters, serving clients in Lake and McHenry counties in Illinois.

A licensed attorney since 2005, Mr. Bawcum has more than 12 years of legal experience and is head of the firm’s personal injury and workers’ compensation practice. He is admitted before all Illinois state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Bawcum has litigated and settled numerous injury cases worth millions of dollars. His cases have involved motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, workplace injuries and other injuries caused by negligence.

Mr. Bawcum earned bachelor’s degree in public relations and psychology from Purdue University. He went on to earn his law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. His legal experience includes practicing at a personal injury firm in Chicago, handling cases involving medical malpractice and catastrophic injury. He joined Soffietti, Johnson, Teegen, Argueta & Bawcum, LTD, in 2006 and became a partner in 2013.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Bawcum is a member of professional associations, including the Lake County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He also belongs to the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta. He enjoys giving back to his community through pro bono work, regularly volunteering with Prairie State Legal Services.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020

About David J. Bawcum

First Admitted: 2005, Illinois

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Prairie State Legal Services, 2005 - Present

Educational Background

  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, B.A., Major: Public Relations, Major: Psychology, May, 2002

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Illinois, 2005
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member, 2005 - Present
  • Illinois Bar Association, Member, 2005 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2005
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Office Location for David J. Bawcum

74 E. Grand Avenue
Fox Lake, IL 60020

Phone: 847-587-2551

Last Updated: 7/28/2022

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