Representative Matters

David Hanus focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and class actions, with an emphasis on construction litigation; consumer financial services including TCPA and FDCPA class actions; employment litigation; fidelity and employee theft; ERISA and life, health, and disability; product liability and professional liability. 

In the area of professional liability, his experience includes architectural and engineering malpractice, legal malpractice and accounting malpractice.

David joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in March 2001. David is the Partner in Charge of Hinshaw's Milwaukee office. Additionally, he is a former member of the firm's Executive Committee. David was the subject of a profile in Milwaukee's The Daily Reporter, on July 26, 2010, titled "Focusing on Philosophy of Law Pays Off."

Professional Affiliations

  • ACA International
    • Great Lakes Credit and Collection Association (GLCCA)
  • American Bar Association
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

Honors & Awards

  • Academic
    • Drake University Law School
      • Who's Who Among American Law Students

Representative Matters

  • 1325 North Van Buren, LLC v. T-3 Group Ltd., 2006 WI 94, 716 N.W.2d 822 (2006)
  • Hansen v. Degnitz, 283 Wis. 2d 455, 701 N.W.2d 77 (Ct. App. 2005)
  • Young v. Aurora Medical Center, 272 Wis. 2d 300, 679 N.W.2d 549 (Ct. App. 2004)
  • Finnegan v. Wisconsin Patients Compensation Fund, 263 Wis. 2d 574, 666 N.W.2d 797 (2003)
  • Strasser v. Transtech Mobile Fleet Service, Inc., 236 Wis. 2d 435, 613 N.W.2d 142 (2000)
  • Woodward Communications, Inc. v. Shockley Communications Corp., 240 Wis. 2d 492, 622 N.W.2d 756 (Ct. App. 2000)


  • Panelist, "Latest Trends and Tips Plus Q&A," Great Lakes Credit & Collection Association Conference, Bloomington, Minnesota, October 29, 2021
  • "Current Trends in FDCPA Litigation," Annual Meeting, Wisconsin Collectors Association and Minnesota Association of Collectors, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, May 2006
  • "Contract Law for Contractors," Gilbane Inc. Project Manager/Project Executive Peer Group Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 2005
  • "A Construction Contract Overview—Interrelationships Among the Owner, Contractor, and Architect/Engineer," Hinshaw's seminar, "Legal Issues Affecting the Construction Industry," Appleton, Wisconsin, September 2004


  • "Payment Bond Manual," Wisconsin Section of the ABA, Third Edition
  • Chapter Contributor, "General Agreement (F) Notice of Legal Proceedings Against Insured, Election to Defend," Financial Institution Bonds
  • "Individual Supervisor Liability Under Title VII and the ADEA," 45 Drake Law Review. 999


Hinshaw Publications


J.D., Drake University Law School, 1996

  • Member, Drake Law Review

B.A., Marquette University, 1993