David C. Hall

David Hall concentrates his practice in various areas of healthcare litigation, particularly those matters involving catastrophic loss. Most of his cases involve brain-damaged infants, neurologically disabled adults, disfigured patients, and wrongful death claimants. He has also litigated and tried numerous other healthcare matters involving physician credentialing, medical device product liability, employment discrimination, and nursing home litigation. His litigation and trial experience also includes various transportation litigation matters including those involving aviation and maritime accidents. Notably, David has tried to verdict more than 100 cases, most of which were pending in Cook County, Illinois. The vast majority of those trials involved cases having seven or eight-figure exposure.

Professional Background

In addition to being one of the founding fathers of HPS, David previously was the Department Leader of Lord Bissell & Brooks’ Medical Litigation Department. As the senior active partner at HPS, David is dedicated to training the next generation of trial lawyers.

David has frequently been recognized by his peers for both his skills and accomplishments as a healthcare defense trial attorney. In 2007, he was inducted as a Fellow into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Induction in that nationally based group is by invitation only and pursuant to a vigorous due diligence review process. The highly regarded Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter recently recognized David as one of the top six defense trial attorneys after reviewing available trial results over its 50 years of operation. Similarly, David was recognized by his peers, including the many plaintiffs’ attorneys he has bested at trial, as one of the top 20 tort defense attorneys in all of Chicago by Chicago Lawyer magazine. Two other organizations, which identify the leading attorneys in any given practice area, the Leading Lawyer Network and Super Lawyers have honored David with membership. Those two organizations also base their nomination process on the recommendation of peers in the nominee’s respective legal practice area.
Aside from trying high exposure cases, David's passion is historic military aviation.  He's a seasoned pilot who owns and operates two classic WWII trainers, namely The Stearman and Texan. 


Chicago, Illinois
200 South Wacker Drive
Suite 3300
Wheaton, Illinois
1725 South Naperville Road
Suite 200

As a member of the catastrophic trial team  David C. Hall is available to practice in all of our offices and across the country, on a case by case basis.


University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude (1983)

Michigan State University, B.A. Accounting, High Honors, Phi Kappa Phi (1980)

bar admissions

Illinois (1983)


U.S. Court of Appeals (Federal Circuit) (1983)

Professional and Community Organizations

Illinois State Bar Association