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Dave Rownd

Dave Rownd is a Partner at Thompson Coburn, LLP in Chicago.
Dave is a practical and resourceful business litigator with a long track record of successful results.

Dave handles disputes involving contractual, fiduciary and other statutory and common law duties in a number of industries, including real estate, telecommunications, marketing, automotive and insurance. He has extensive experience litigating property rights; representing clients that manage portfolios, such as cell tower and billboard leases and easements and various financial instruments, where the assignees of the original contracting parties are in dispute over their acquired contractual rights and liabilities. He has significant experience representing parties in disputes with former colleagues or fellow business owners where the parties’ characterizations of situations can vary greatly. Dave has tried bench and jury trials in state and federal courts, conducted hearings before administrative agencies and represented clients in arbitrations and mediations before domestic and international alternative dispute resolution tribunals. He has substantial experience prosecuting and defending emergency proceedings for injunctive relief. In addition to his work as a litigator, Dave also serves as a counselor and concierge to a variety of clients, coordinating the delivery of client services in a number of different areas, including real estate transactions, business deals and estate planning and administration.

Dave received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He is admitted to practice before the Illinois state courts, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and federal district courts in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Texas and Wisconsin and he has been admitted pro hac vice for various cases in numerous courts across the country. Dave is a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America and has been selected by his peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer every year since 2009. When not serving his clients, Dave is active in the community serving on the Board of Directors of Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music and as the Treasurer of Chicago’s North River Commission.