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David C. Giles

Partner at Schiff Hardin LLP
Chicago, Illinois
Davids ia Paartner at Schiff Hardin LLP where his practice concentrating in professional responsibility issues, insurance coverage disputes, and issues affecting financial institutions. Dvaid has defended lawyers and law firms accused of legal malpractice in numerous federal and state trial courts and before the Illinois Appellate Court and Illinois Supreme Court. David has represented clients for more than a decade in complex litigation involving claims of professional liability and issues related to financial institutions and insurance. He has served as lead counsel in multimillion-dollar cases involving breaches of fiduciary duty, legal malpractice, breaches of contract and other claims of professional negligence, and he regularly handles insurance disputes related to these matters. He has tried cases to verdict in federal and state courts and represented clients in jurisdictions across the United States, including in arbitrations and other alternative approaches to dispute resolution; he has also assisted clients in internal investigations.

About Me

What topics have you lectured or presented on?
Legal Ethics - Professional Responsibility and Liability for Illinois Lawyer, Amendments to the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, Recent Ethics Issues, Trends in Professional Liability Cases and many others.
Do you do any volunteer work?
David also is actively involved in pro bono matters. In addition to serving as appointed counsel under the Criminal Justice Act, he has represented clients in civil and family law matters through Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) and has represented criminal defendants on appeal in conjunction with the Illinois Office of the Appellate Defender.


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Association Position
Chicago Bar Association Member
American Bar Association Member


School Degree Graduation Year
Swarthmore College B.A. Degree 1998
Notre Dame Law School J.D. degree, magna cum laude 2001

Contact Information

Schiff Hardin LLP

233 S Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60606