David Nightingale focuses his practice in surety law. He advises clients in the areas of surety bonds, construction, mechanics liens, aviation law, insurance coverage and defense, as well as government relations. Mr. Nightingale represents clients in all phases of litigation in both state and federal courts, in addition to arbitration and mediation proceedings. Mr. Nightingale also provides transactional services, including contract negotiation, formation, and litigation, and alternative dispute resolution.
Mr. Nightingale joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in August 2011. Previously he spent two years clerking for The Honorable Robert J. Quinn, Chancery Division, Circuit Court of Cook County, where he concentrated in mechanics liens, commercial mortgage foreclosure, construction law and commercial disputes. From 2007-2009, Mr. Nightingale practiced aviation and insurance defense for the law firm of Madsen Farkas and Powen, where he defended large municipal airports in commercial, insurance, real estate, and personal injury disputes.
Mr. Nightingale began his legal career in 2005 with Maciorowski, Sackmann & Ulrich, moving to Hennessy & Roach, P.C. in 2006 before joining Madsen Farkas in 2007.
While in law school, Mr. Nightingale served as a judicial extern to The Honorable Susan Peirson Sonderby, Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois.
In addition to his other law school accomplishments, Mr. Nightingale was elected Student Body President and Student Body Social Chairman.
Before attending law school, Mr. Nightingale worked for the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, assisting with healthcare and tax reform. Following the Senator’s retirement, Mr. Nightingale worked as a federal lobbyist on behalf of several healthcare, welfare-to-work and educational organizations.
Mr. Nightingale speaks Spanish.
Mr. Nightingale’s publications include:
- “We Are Penn State 2010,” Manifest Destiny, Maple Street Press, 2010.
- “Hail to the Victors 2007,” Unfinished Business, Maple Street Press, 2007.
Mr. Nightingale is a founding board member of Chicago HOPES for Kids, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides tutoring and educational enrichment to Chicago’s school-aged children who reside in Chicago’s homeless shelters. In addition, Mr. Nightingale is a board member of the University of Michigan Alumni Club of Greater Chicago.