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Biographical Information

David G. Sigale is the principal of Law Firm of David G. Sigale, P.C., in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, which has counseled and represented corporate and individual clients in Chicagoland and the United States. He practices general and appellate litigation with a focus in civil rights, business disputes, personal injury and tort law.  Mr. Sigale was co-counsel in the landmark case of McDonald v. Chicago in the United States Supreme Court, and is also counsel in numerous Second Amendment cases across the United States and worldwide, including fighting for Second Amendment rights for legal aliens and those in public housing.  He received his J.D. in 1996 from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., and his B.A. in 1992 from Indiana University – Bloomington.  Mr. Sigale has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer for 2012 through 2015, was awarded the Second Amendment Foundation’s Gun Rights Defender of the Year in 2014, and its Bill of Rights award in 2011.  He is a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and the Robert E. Jones DuPage American Inns of Court.

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

Illinois                                                                                                    1996

United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois         1996 (Gen. Bar); 2006 (Trial Bar)

Wisconsin                                                                                              1997

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit              2001

United States Supreme Court                                                           2009

United States District Court, Central District of Illinois             2011

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit                 2013

United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas        2013

United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas         2013

United States District Court, Western District of Oklahoma      2015

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1996

Indiana University – Bloomingt0n, B.A., 1992

Honors & Awards

National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2015-present)

National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (2015-present)

Bill of Rights Award – Citizen’s Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (2016)

Gun Rights Defender of the Year – Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (2014)

Illinois Super Lawyers (2012-2016)

Bill of Rights Award – Second Amendment Foundation (2011)

Speaking Engagements

  • DuPage American Inn of Court – Money Talks . . . The Bail System in Illinois (Panel Presentation) (2017)
  • National Business Institute – Gun Law in Illinois Constitutional, Federal and State Gun Laws (2016)
  • JCLC Symposium – Northwestern Univ. Law School Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology – Guns In America (2014)
  • DuPage American Inn of Court – Body Cameras on Police Officers – Pros and Cons (Panel Presentation) (2014)
  • DuPage American Inn of Court – Copyright and Patent Trolls (Panel Presentation) (2014)
  • Chicago Union League Club – History of Second Amendment – Debate with Author Michael Waldman (2014)
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education – What You Need To Know: Illinois Concealed Firearms Carry Act (2013)
  • DuPage American Inn of Court – The Erosion of Privacy In the 21st Century (group discussion) – Forced DNA Samples from Arrestees (2013)
  • Chicago Bar Association, Municipal Department Committee – Second Amendment Law After McDonald v. City of Chicago (2013)
  • Chicago Bar Association, Human Rights Committee – Gun Violence and the Second Amendment McDonald v. City of Chicago and Subsequent Second Amendment Litigation (2013)
  • Americans United for the Separation of Church and State – Justice Antonin Scalia and the Constitution – One Justice’s Views of the Jeffersonian Principle of the Separation of Church and State (2012)
  • Americans United for Separation of Church and State – Does Freedom of Religion Require Freedom From Religion (2011)
  • Civil Rights and Constitutional Law Committee – A Look at The Second Amendment (Panel) (2010)
  • Chicago Bar Association, Municipal Department Committee – McDonald v. City of Chicago – Implications of the Pending U.S. Supreme Court Decision (2010)