Our Attorneys

David S. Allen

David Allen is an experienced appellate attorney who has litigated cases before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits, as well as all Illinois review courts.  He also has vast insurance coverage experience interpreting CGL policies, and providing coverage analysis to clients.  He also has extensive experience litigating insurance coverage disputes in state and federal courts. 

David is a 1980 graduate of The John Marshall Law School, who graduated in the top 5% of his class.  He was a law review editor, and one of the first students to participate in a moot court competition for John Marshall. He is a member of the Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association, and is one of the co-chairs of its Moot Court Competition.

David obtained a favorable settlement during the first day of trial after forcing the plaintiffs to drop their seven figure demand in a Pennsylvania declaratory judgment action where plaintiffs claimed that a Garage Operations policy provided coverage for an accident involving a fatality and multiple injuries that occurred while plaintiffs operated a vehicle on a family vacation.


  • United States Supreme Court
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • Illinois Supreme Court

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DSA 2016


10 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1800

Chicago, Illinois 60603

Phone: 312-466-0023

Email: David.Allen@ruberry-law.com

Practice Area:

Appellate; General Litigation; Insurance Coverage

Professional Affiliations:

  • Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association


  • John Marshall Law School
  • University of Illinois