David Klevatt

David Klevatt



David founded Klevatt & Associates, LLC, in 2000 with the strong belief that business clients deserved legal solutions that put their business interests first. Prior to founding the firm, David gained experience in some of the most prestigious New York and Chicago law firms. Starting out at Finley, Kumble and Wagner, et al. in New York, he moved on to practice at Peterson & Ross, Altheimer & Gray and Lord, Bissell & Brook in Chicago.  

David has also been admitted pro hac vice in a number of jurisdictions around the country, including:  United States District Courts in the Eastern and Central Districts of California, Southern District of Florida, Eastern District of New Jersey, Eastern District of New York, Southern District of Texas; and State Courts in California, Delaware, Florida, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.

David is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association Insurance Law Committee and serves on Chicago Bar Association’s Committee for Class Action, and is a current member and past Chair of the Insurance Law committee, where he also served as Vice Chair, Secretary, Legislative committee co-chair and Newsletter Editor. He has served as an officer or trustee of a number of private institutions.  He has lectured and contributed several papers, articles and book chapters in such publications as Attorney’s Practice Guide to Negotiations and provides mentoring to young lawyers through the Chicago Bar Association.

A juris doctor from DePaul University School of Law, David was inducted into the Order of the Barristers Honor Society and served on the DePaul Moot Court Society Executive Board at DePaul where he was a three-time participant and two-time semi-finalist in local and national competitions moot court competitions.

Before joining the legal profession, David applied his Business Finance Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, to his work as an analyst for the Wall Street firm of Prudential-Bache Securities, New York.

In civic activities, David served on his community’s local school council for 15 years and is currently treasurer for the non-profit Chicago Gateway Green.

Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1989