David J. Tecson


P 312 855 4059 F 312 444 9027

Languages Spoken: Spanish, Portugese (conversational)

David concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation in state and federal court. He has successfully tried diverse cases to verdict and judgment. His experience includes commercial claims, healthcare, insurance coverage, employment, ERISA, director and officer liability, and class-action litigation.


He is also a former prosecutor for the Illinois Secretary of State. His clients include hospital systems, medical providers, schools, manufacturers, a wide range of business ventures, and international corporations based in Europe and South America. Notable trial work includes David’s successful prosecution of a complex managed care cases, multiple arbitrations on behalf of hospitals, a successful three-week federal jury trial, qui tam litigation, medical staff corrective action hearings, the prosecution and defense of director and officer claims, and international litigation.

He frequently counsels clients on employment issues. When necessary, he litigates employment claims before the U.S. District Court, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission and other administrative agencies.

David lectures and writes on various topics arising out of his practice. The Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education selected him to co-author (with Ryan Haas) a chapter (Remedies) of the 2018 Practice Handbook on Employment Discrimination.

David worked in Argentina and Brazil prior to starting his practice in Chicago, and he is proficient in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.

He served as a guest professor in the healthcare section of DePaul University College of Law (2018), as an adjunct professor at Loyola University School of Law teaching a course in healthcare litigation (2016) and as a guest professor at Wheaton College where he taught a course on international dispute resolution and litigation (2013-2015).

David has served on Chuhak & Tecson’s Diversity Equity & Inclusion Council.


University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1987
Macalester College, B.S., economics, with honors, 1983

Bar Admissions
Illinois, 1987

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1988
U.S. District Court Trial Bar, 1991
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1995

Memberships & Associations
  • American Arbitration Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Selected by his peers as a Top Commercial Litigator in Chicago Lawyer Magazine (2017-2021)
  • Selected by his peers as a Top Health Lawyer, Chicago Lawyer Magazine (2017-2021)
  • Leading Lawyer (2016 – 2024)
  • Illinois Super Lawyer (2008 – 2015)
Community Involvement
  • Guest professor at DePaul University College of Law (2018)
  • Adjunct professor at Loyola University School of Law (2016)
  • Guest professor at Wheaton College (2013-2015)
  • Kids Alive Sponsor
Lectures/Speaking Engagements
  • The False Claims Act and the Evolving Escobar Standard (2018)
  • Lions and Tigers and Data Breach: Navigating the Jungle of Cyber Insurance and Security (2016)
  • Balancing Act: Medical Staff Corrective Action
  • Caveat Emptor: Cyber Security Litigation and Insurance Coverage (2016)
  • National Practitioner Data Bank New Guidance: New Strategies: New Case Law

David Tecson knows to always ask the right questions and be a good listener when working with his healthcare clients.

As a healthcare attorney with a focus on litigation, David Tecson enjoys advocating for his clients and delivering results that meet their needs. “It’s an honor and a privilege to practice law.”