David Neiman is a trial lawyer with significant experience in Illinois state and federal courts. His practice is dedicated exclusively to representing victims and their families in personal injury and wrongful death matters arising out of medical malpractice, auto and trucking collisions, and other catastrophic accidents.
Prior to joining Baizer Kolar P.C. in 2016, David worked as a defense lawyer with two prominent law firms in Chicago, IL. During that time, David represented insurance companies and their insureds from claims for medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, construction injuries, and auto and trucking collisions. Working on the defense side gives David a unique perspective, and a competitive advantage in his representation of injured victims. David’s understanding of how the other side thinks has made him a valuable asset to Baizer Kolar P.C. clients. Since joining the firm, David has assisted Bob Baizer and Joe Kolar in obtaining millions of dollars on behalf injured victims.
David’s success has been recognized by his peers in the legal community. He has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine, a distinction given to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the State of Illinois.
David is actively involved with various local, state, and national bar associations. He serves a Council Member for the Illinois State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, and co-chairs the Continuing Legal Education and Professional Development Luncheon Committees in which he coordinates events geared towards educating young lawyers on various issues impacting the legal practice. He further serves as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s General Assembly as a representative of the 19th Judicial Circuit (Lake County). David is a member of the Board of Advocates of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, a statewide organization representing injured consumers and workers. David is similarly active with the American Association of Justice, and the Lake County Bar Association.
David is involved with several community non-profit organizations. He serves on the Audit & Finance Committee of Lambs Farm, a non-profit organization that provides vocational and residential services for over 250 adults with developmental disabilities. David also serves on the Board of Directors of the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic, which provides pro bono legal services to those who reside or work in Highland Park or Highwood with limited financial means.
David received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio in 2005 majoring in American Studies. He then attended law school at William and Mary School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law, ultimately earning a Juris Doctor degree in 2009. While in law school, David worked at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable experience trying cases under the supervision of Assistant State’s Attorneys. Following law school, he served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge John Daniel Tinder with the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.