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David J. Bawcum

  • Partner


Fox Lake, IL





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

• $2.3 million-Medical Malpractice

• $799,000-Pedestrian v. Auto

• $200,000- auto v. auto 

• $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

Areas of Practice

  • Worker's Compensation
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

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


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 05/2005
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
    • B.A. - 05/2002
    • Major: Public Relations
    • Major: Psychology

Representative Cases

  • 2.3 million-Medical Malpractice
  • 799,000-Pedestrian v. Auto
  • $200,000- auto v. auto

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

  • Salvi, Schostok, & Pritchard, Law Clerk/Attorney, 08/2005 to 05/2006
  • San Diego Alternative Public Defenders Office, Law Clerk, 2004 to 2005

Pro Bono Activities

  • Prairie State Legal Services, 2005

Fraternities / Sororities

  • Phi Gamma Delta