David Neiman

Romanucci & Blandin LLC
321 North Clark Street, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60654
312-253-8810
www.rblaw.net


David A. Neiman is a personal injury and consumer rights attorney who has successfully litigated a variety of cases throughout the country. David has spent much of his career representing victims and their families in cases involving medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, transportation accidents, including automobile crashes and aviation disasters, and police misconduct cases. Most recently, he has focused his practice on mass tort and class action litigation, including consumer protection matters involving insurance products and claims.

David currently holds various leadership positions in mass tort and class action cases, an indication of the respect he has earned over the years from his peers and the judiciary. Notably, David was recently named to the Interim Plaintiffs Steering Council for the class action litigation related to the Chemtool fire in Rockton, Illinois on June 14, 2021. Additionally, he has been appointed lead counsel in the consolidated action arising out of injuries more than 60 residents, passersby, and first responders sustained because of an ammonia chemical spill that occurred in Beach Park, Illinois on April 25, 2019. He, along with firm founder Antonio M. Romanucci, is also serving on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in a case against The Boeing Company, amongst others, representing victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that crashed on March 10, 2019.

As the senior attorney for the firm’s complex litigation practice, David has also taken a lead role in representing businesses, including restaurants and other retail store owners, that have sustained devastating financial losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is assisting them in seeking payments rightfully due from their insurance companies for business interruption losses. He is also representing Illinois automobile insurance policyholders in proposed class action lawsuits filed against numerous insurance companies for failing to provide fair and appropriate insurance premium relief due to significantly reduced miles travelled during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to joining Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, David was a partner at Baizer Kolar Neiman P.C. In his last two trials at that firm, David earned verdicts on behalf of his clients totaling $70 million. In May 2018, David was part of the trial team with Bob Baizer and Joe Kolar that obtained a $25 million verdict for the wrongful death of a 43-year-old woman for failure to identify and remove an ovarian mass ultimately leading to a terminal cancer diagnosis. In March 2019, David first chaired a trial in which he obtained a $45 million verdict for the family of a woman who was killed in a car crash in Lake County, Illinois.

David received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio majoring in American Studies. He then attended law school at William and Mary School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law. While in law school, David worked at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Following law school, he served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge John Daniel Tinder with the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

David is involved with several community non-profit organizations. He is on the Board of Directors of the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic and served as the Board’s Chairman from 2017-2019. Under David’s leadership, The Clinic expanded from a local legal aid clinic serving two communities to now serving more than ten in the areas of immigration, domestic violence, and landlord/tenant issues. David is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Deerfield Park Foundation, which offers financial assistance to those in the community in need. Lastly, David serves on the Audit & Finance Committee of Lambs Farm, an organization that provides vocational and residential services for over 250 adults with developmental disabilities.

Experience
$29,800,000 Verdict – Birth Injury
December 2013
$18,600,000 – Birth Injury
$1,450,000 Settlement – Motorcycle Accident
August 21, 2021
$975,000 Settlement – Party Bus Accident
July 2021
$19,400,000 Settlement – Surgical Error
$11,250,000 Settlement – Medical Malpractice
$17,000,000 Verdict – Auto Accident
$25,000,000 Verdict – Medical Negligence
May 2018
$17,300,000 – Bus Accident
$11,000,000 Verdict – Truck Crash
$26,400,000 Settlement – Birth Injury
December 2014

Practice Areas
Environmental & Toxic Torts
Mass Torts & Class Actions
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Transportation & Car Accidents

Education & Certifications
J.D., William and Mary School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law
B.A., Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Awards & Recognition
Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers®, 2015-2021
Best Lawyers in America©, 2021-2022
Emerging Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2017-2021
National Trial Lawyers Association “Top 40 Trial Lawyers under 40” in Illinois, 2013

Legal Activities & Leadership
Illinois State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Board Council Member, 2013-Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Managers, 2020-Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Advocates, 2016-2019
American Association for Justice, Publications Committee for the New Lawyers Division, 2018-2019
American Association for Justice (AAJ), NLD Advocate, 2016-2018
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Illinois State Bar Association, General Assembly Representative for the 19th Judicial Circuit, 2016
Lake County Bar Association

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois, 2009
S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2009
Member of the Trial Bar, 2013
S. District Court of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2020

Newsroom
In the News
David A. Neiman Named Partner at Romanucci & Blandin
ISBA's The Bar News, February 25, 2022
Family of man who died after falling from moving party bus reaches settlement with company
Chicago Sun-Times, January 21, 2022
Press Releases
Romanucci & Blandin secures settlement for party bus death
January 21, 2022
$1.45 Million Settlement for Motorcycle Rider Injured When Struck by Car
August 31, 2021
All Romanucci & Blandin Partners and Nine Other Attorneys Honored by 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers in America© and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
August 19, 2021

Blog Posts
Biometric Privacy and Workers’ Rights
Romanucci & Blandin Blog, February 15, 2022
BIPA and Enhanced Protections for Illinois Workers
Romanucci & Blandin Blog, January 18, 2022
Auto Insurance Premium Relief in the COVID-19 Era: Is your insurance company really looking out for you?
Romanucci & Blandin Blog, September 22, 2021

Videos
Romanucci & Blandin - Your Bridge To Justice
Romanucci & Blandin - Your Bridge To Justice
Consumer education video about the Boeing 737 Max 8 when booking flights
Consumer education video about the Boeing 737 Max 8 when booking flights
March 10, 2021

Charitable Involvement
The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic, f/k/a Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic, 2017-2019
Deerfield Park Foundation
Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Deerfield Park Foundation, which offers financial assistance to those in the community in need, 2020-Present
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, 2019-2020
Treasurer for the Board of Directors, 2018-2019
Lambs Farm
Audit & Finance committee member to the Board of Directors for Lambs Farm, which is a non-profit organization that serves adults with developmental disabilities, charged with oversight of financial reporting, disclosure, and management, 2017-Present
Founded the Metropolitan Division of Lambs Farm, with the goal of planning and promoting fundraising events to support Lambs Farm.
Anti-Defamation League
Completed The Glass Leadership Institute in 2014, which is a nationally recognized young leadership development program for the Anti-Defamation League.