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1 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 600 Myers Building | Springfield, IL 62701
Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes
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David A. Herman



David Herman is an aggressive and experienced civil litigator who has represented clients in complex litigation in both state and federal courts. He was nominated for the Leading Lawyers Network by his peers for excellence in the areas of Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law. He also currently serves as an administrative hearing officer for both the City of Springfield and Illinois State Board of Elections.

Municipal Litigation — David has represented a municipality in collecting $500,000 from an international company for the nonpayment of utility services; defended a municipality in a death suit based upon a lack of proper maintenance of sidewalks. David has also represented sign companies in municipal disputes, defended ordinance violation cases, and represented entities in breach of contract disputes with municipalities

State Procurement Litigation — David has successfully represented a major healthcare company in a $2-billion procurement contract dispute; an insurance company in a challenge to a state wide health insurance procurement contract, and a bidder to the award for the management contract of the Illinois State Lottery.

Commercial Litigation — David has successfully represented clients in litigation involving breach of contract, UCC warranties, construction defects, employment claims, tax issues, replevin, and personal injuries.


Admissions to Practice

  • U.S. District Court
  • Southern District of Illinois
    • Central District of Illinois
    • Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Civic Participation and Awards

  • FBI Citizen's Academy Program 2005
  • Dana Thomas House
    • Former Board Member
  • YMCA
    • Former Board Member
  • Leadership Springfield
    • Past Chair and Vice-Chair
  • City of Springfield Historic Sites Commission
    • Former Board Member
  • Springfield Renaissance Homeless Shelter
    • Former Board Member
  • Springfield Business Journal
    • “Forty under 40” Award, 2002

Professional Associations

  • Sangamon County Bar Association
    • President 2008-2009
    • 1st Vice President 2007-2008
    • 2nd Vice President 2006-2007
    • Secretary 2004-2006
  • Sangamon County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
    • President, 2001
  • American Inn of Courts
    • Lincoln Douglas Chapter
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission Committee, 2013 - Present
    • Standing Committee on Judicial Advisory Polls, 2013 - Present

Military Experience

  • Service in the Illinois Air National Guard 183rd FG
    and Combat Arms Training and Maintenance