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David Rapoport
  • Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • Illinois, Wisconsin
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Summary

David Rapoport is the founder of Rapoport Law Offices, P.C. A veteran trial lawyer, Mr. Rapoport’s practice is focused exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death matters. In his more than 20 years of practice, he has handled a wide range of serious injury and death matters including airplane crash, medical malpractice, product liability, premises, workplace accident and collision cases.

Mr. Rapoport has obtained and collected record high jury verdicts on behalf of clients including an $8.1 million verdict in the first damages case tried arising out of the crash of USAir Flight 405 at LaGuardia airport, a $3.1 million jury award in a breast cancer medical malpractice case in Wisconsin, a $3 million jury award in a plane crash case in Illinois and a $2.4 million jury award for two injured construction workers in Illinois. He has also negotiated many out of court million and multimillion dollar settlements. During his career, Mr. Rapoport has collected more than $100 million on behalf of his clients.

Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Wisconsin
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca
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Founding Shareholder - Personal Injury Trial Attorney
Rapoport Weisberg & Sims, P.C.
- Current
Partner and Senior Trial Attorney
Baizer and Rapoport
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Trial Attorney
Katz, Friedman, Schur & Eagle
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Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D. (1981)
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Northern Illinois University
B.S. (1978)
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Awards
AV-Preeminent Rated
Martindale Hubbell
Illinois Super Lawyer
Thompson Reuters Illinois Super Lawyers
Illinois Leading Lawyer
Leading Lawyers Network
Illinois Top 100 Trial Lawyer
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Best Lawyer
Best Lawyers
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
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Illinois State Bar Association
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Chicago Bar Association
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Wisconsin State Bar
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American Association for Justice
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Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
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Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
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Wisconsin Association for Justice
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Kentucky Justice Association
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
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American Board of Trial Advocates
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Pre-Abdullah Consensus That Federal Law Does Not Preempt the Field of Aviation Safety in Tort Cases Should Remain the Law
Issues in Aviation Law and Policy
Small Talk in the Cockpit is a Big Problem Requiring More Than Just Lip Service
Issues in Aviation Law and Policy
Trial and Evidentiary Considerations in Wrongful Death Actions
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Cockpit Image Recorders: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Issues in Aviation Law and Policy
Speaking Engagements
Attorney Board Certification, JUF Young Lawyers' Division Meeting
2010
Specialization 501, National Specialization Roundtable
2011
Certification by Specialty: A Panel Discussion, Maryland Law 20/20: a vision symposium
2014
Flight Safety for Infants, Injury Board Annual Summit
2015
Update on Federal Preemption of Aviation Product Liability Cases, Aviation Law Section
2017
Certifications
Board Certified in Medical Malpractice
American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Contact & Map
Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca
77 W Washington St
20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 444-1525
Telephone: (312) 263-6330
Fax: (312) 372-5555