David L. Applegate
Williams Montgomery & John Ltd.
"David L. Applegate is a partner of Williams Montgomery & John Ltd., chair of the firm's intellectual property practice group and a member of the commercial litigation practice group. He focuses his practice on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, licensing, and business litigation and arbitration.
Throughout his career, Mr. Applegate has represented corporations and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal litigation at the trial and appellate levels. He has taken many cases to verdict as lead trial counsel in both jury and bench trials nationwide, has argued appeals in the Illinois appellate courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Federal Circuits, and has filed multiple briefs in the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Applegate also has extensive commercial arbitration and private mediation experience in both national and international dispute resolution forums, and is a member of the Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association.
Mr. Applegate has been named by his peers for inclusion in Illinois Leading Lawyers and Illinois Super Lawyers for both commercial and intellectual property litigation for many years. He is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society, and a charter member of the Intellectual Property Institute. He is ""AV Preeminent"" peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest peer recognition for both ethical standards and legal ability."
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Appellate Practice||Civil Appeals, Criminal Appeals|
|Commercial Law||Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Bad Faith, Commercial Constitutional Law, Commercial Crimes, Commercial Fraud, Commercial Liability, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Mediation, Commercial Torts, Commercial Transactions, Commercial Transfers, Commercial Trusts, Complex Commercial Litigation, International Commercial Arbitration, International Commercial Law, International Sale of Goods, Negotiable Instruments, Retail Liability, Sale of Goods, Secured Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code, Warehousing|
|Insurance||Accident Insurance, Automobile Insurance, Automobile Insurance Coverage, Automobile Liability, Captive Insurance, Casualty Insurance, Casualty Insurance Subrogation, Commercial Insurance, Commercial Property Insurance, Disability Insurance, Excess and Reinsurance, Excess Coverage, Extra Contractual Insurance Claims, Fidelity and Surety, Fidelity and Surety Bonds, Fire Insurance, Fire Insurance Subrogation, Fire Loss, First and Third Party Insurance, First Party Insurance, General Liability, Indemnity, Insurance Adjuster Liability, Insurance Administration, Insurance Agents and Brokers Defense, Insurance Agents and Brokers Errors and Omissions, Insurance Agents and Brokers, Malpractice, Insurance Arbitration, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Collection, Insurance Company Demutualization, Insurance Company Taxation, Insurance Contracts, Insurance Coverage, Insurance Fraud, Insurance Guaranty Association Law, Insurance Insolvency, Insurance Investigations, Insurance Litigation, Insurance Mediation, Insurance Mergers and Acquisitions, Insurance Pooling Arrangements, Insurance Premium Fraud, Insurance Products, Insurance Rate Regulation, Insurance Receivership, Insurance Recovery, Insurance Regulation, Insurance Rehabilitation and Liquidation, Insurance Trusts, International Insurance, Life and Health Insurance, Life Insurance, No Fault Automobile Insurance, Personal Liability, Property Damage, Property Insurance, Property Insurance Coverage, Property Loss, Property Subrogation, Public Liability, Reinsurance, Reinsurance Arbitration, Reinsurance Mediation, Risk Management, Self Insured Law, Subrogation, Surety Bonds, Surety Law, Unfair Insurance Practices, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists, Uninsured and Underinsured, Motorists Arbitration|
|Intellectual Property||Artistic Property, Brand Management, Chemical Intellectual Property, Electrical Intellectual Property, Electronic Intellectual Property, Industrial Models and Designs, Industrial Property, Industrial Property Rights, Intellectual Property Arbitration, Intellectual Property Enforcement, Intellectual Property Infringement, Intellectual Property Licensing, Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property Portfolio Management, Intellectual Property Procurement, Intellectual Property Prosecution, Intellectual Property Rights, International Intellectual Property, International Licensing, Internet Intellectual Property, Literary Property, Mechanical Intellectual Property, Medical Intellectual Property, Merchandising, New Media Law, Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property, Piracy, Proprietary Rights, Protection of Personality|
|Transportation||Air Cargo, Bills of Lading, Cargo Claims, Common Carrier Law, Common Carrier Liability Law, Freight Claims, Freight Loss and Damage, Highway Construction Law, Highway Design Liability, International Shipping, International Transportation Law, Interstate Commerce, Logistics, Mass Transit Law, Motor Carrier Defense, Motor Carrier Law, Motor Carrier Liability, Motor Carrier Regulation, Public Transportation Law, Surface Transportation, Transit Labor, Transportation Liability, Transportation Regulation, Transportation Safety, Truck Accidents, Truck Overweight Violations, Trucking Law, Trucking Liability|
Attorney | Williams Montgomery & John Ltd.
J.D. | University of Chicago Law School
B.A. | Yale University
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Chicago, Illinois, Cook County
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