David Turek has extensive experience in complex civil litigation. He has tried cases in front of juries and judges, focusing primarily on business disputes and high-stakes injury cases. For example, in December 2017, he successfully defended a severe burn injury case where the plaintiff asked the jury to award over $38 million.
Mr. Turek handles a wide variety of cases. In commercial litigation, Mr. Turek focuses on non-compete claims, insurance disputes, and construction litigation. Mr. Turek also has significant experience with personal injury litigation, often defending trucking companies, product manufacturers, and other businesses in Wisconsin and other venues across the country (most recently in Missouri, Oklahoma, Nevada, and New Jersey).
Mr. Turek is a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), a selective association of the country’s premier defense and corporate attorneys. Mr. Turek has also received an AV® Preeminent peer rating for professional excellence from Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Turek has been named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer or Rising Star each year since 2007. In its 2018 edition, Benchmark Litigation named Mr. Turek a “local litigation star” and highlighted his work in a contentious non-compete case in federal court. He is a Senior Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America and a charter member of the LCA’s Trial Law Institute.
Mr. Turek authored the Wisconsin chapter of the DRI’s Excess and Umbrella Insurance State-by-State Compendium, the “Wrongful Death” chapter in the Wisconsin Bar Association’s Law of Damages in Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin chapter of the Tort Law Desk Reference. In addition to these writings, Mr. Turek is regularly invited to speak to fellow lawyers about trial practice and other subjects, such as the economic loss doctrine, damages, and federal civil procedure.
Mr. Turek received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Carthage College. Mr. Turek then earned his law degree summa cum laude from Marquette University Law School, where he was Senior Articles Editor of the Marquette Law Review.