David J Rashad

David J. Rashid




161 North Clark Street
Suite 3250
Chicago, IL 60601-3330

David Rashid focuses his practice on personal injury and medical malpractice work. He has been involved in medical malpractice cases focused on misdiagnosis, birth injuries, emergency room errors and medication errors, as well as in transportation accident and trucking negligence cases. He has tried four jury trials to verdict. Since 2015, he has assisted in securing over $9 million in settlements for his clients.

David has also focused his work on extensive motion practice. He has enjoyed success at both the Circuit and Appellate Court level and has aided in pre-trial preparation for cases resulting in over $30 million in settlements.

David has a solid litigation background, having been a member of the Office of the Chief Prosecutor for the U.S. Office of Military Commissions. The Office of the Chief Prosecutor coordinates investigative efforts, prepares charges and represents the United States before military commissions.

In 2016, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, through its Leading Lawyers division, named David an Emerging Lawyer. The designation is reserved for less than 2 percent of registered Illinois lawyers, all of whom are age 40 or younger unless they have been licensed for no more than a decade. Emerging Lawyers are selected by Illinois Leading Lawyers for best exhibiting the “exceptional character” and “outstanding aptitude” required to succeed in the profession.

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Co-author, “A Consulting Expert Switching Sides Mid-Litigation: Minimizing the Risk and Barring the Expert (and his Lawyer),” Trial Journal, Summer 2013 (vol. 15, no. 2).

Prior Experience

  • U.S. Office of Military Commissions, Office of the Chief Prosecutor (judicial clerkship)

Professional Recognition

  • Emerging Lawyer, 2016


  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), B.A., 2007


  • Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois