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.
David is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Transportation Lawyer’s Association. He serves on the Chicago Bar Association Committee for Corporate Law 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 currently serves on the Board of a number of 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 addition to his professional endeavors and outdoor pursuits, David serves as an elected official of a Local School Council for the Chicago Public Schools.
- State of Illinois, 1988
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1989