David J. Bawcum

David J. Bawcum

Partner
Location:
Fox Lake, Illinois
Phone:
847-978-4495
888-351-2429 (Toll Free)
Fax:
847-587-4538
Email:

Born and raised in Indiana, Mr. Bawcum graduated from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California in 2005. Before coming to SJTPM & A, Mr. Bawcum worked at a nationally recognized personal injury firm in the Chicagoland area where he assisted on high profile medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases. Mr. Bawcum was then hired as an associate with SJTPM & A in 2006 and then named partner in January of 2013.

Mr. Bawcum specializes and leads both the Firm’s personal injury and worker’s compensation practice and has produced millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his client, as represented below.


Mr. Bawcum is a full service injury attorney, specializing in work related and major accidents, as well as catastrophic injury case.

 

Recent and Notable Verdicts and Settlements
• $2.86 million-Auto v. Semi-truck

• $1.25 million-Pedestrian v. Auto

• $650,000- pedestrian struck by car

• $575,000- Auto v. Auto

• $350,000-Slip and fall at construction site

• $290,000- Slip and fall at restaurant

• $250,000-Dog Bite (policy limits)

• $250,000- Auto v. Auto

• $225,000- Pedestrian v. Auto

• $225,000- Work injury (Rotator Cuff Tear)

• $225,000-Auto v. Auto

• $200,000-Slip and fall at construction site

• $175,000- Work related death due to narcotic overdose

• $175,000-Work injury (Bi-Lateral carpal tunnel)

• $165,000-Work injury (Rotator cuff tear)

• $150,000-Slip and fall at shopping center

• $145,000-Work injury (cervical herniated disk)

• $125,000-Slip and fall and grocery store

Year Joined Firm

  • 2006

Areas of Practice

  • Worker's Compensation
  • Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 65% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2005

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - May, 2005
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
    • B.A. - May, 2002
    • Major: Public Relations
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Bar Association, Member, 2005 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member, 2005 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Salvi, Schostok, & Pritchard, Law Clerk/Attorney, August 15, 2005 - May 11, 2006
  • San Diego Alternative Public Defenders Office, Law Clerk, 2004 - 2005

Pro Bono Activities

  • Prairie State Legal Services, 2005 - Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Gamma Delta