David H. Brinton was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 19, 1960. Mr. Brinton attended college at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Government in 1982. After graduation, Mr. Brinton decided to enter the practice of law and attended DePaul University College of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 1985. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Brinton practiced as a defense attorney for thirteen years before focusing on the plaintiff’s side, which gives him the distinct advantage of having practiced on both sides of the law. Mr. Brinton is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, American Association for Justice and Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
Since 1998, Mr. Brinton has concentrated his focus on Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse. This emphasis has led him to concentrate in the area of nursing home litigation. Mr. Brinton is often asked to speak on his extensive knowledge of Nursing Home Malpractice, including the following:
- “Effective Discovery in Nursing Home Litigation” and “Common Types of Nursing Home Claims” (National Business Institute – Nursing Home Malpractice: Evaluating and Addressing Accountability, Chicago, Ill.– June 2008, Dec. 2008, June 2009)
- “Nursing Home Negligence – Preparing the Case for the Plaintiff and Defense” (Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education [IICLE], Springfield, Ill., and Chicago, Ill.– Jan. 2007)
- “Nursing Home Litigation – Plaintiff’s Perspective” (Lorman Education Services: Nursing Home Negligence in Illinois Seminar, Downers Grove, Ill.– Aug. 2005)
- “Screening A Nursing Home Case” (Chicago Bar Association – Young Lawyers Section Tort Litigation Committee, Chicago, Ill. – Dec. 2004)
- “Elder Abuse and Fraud Summit” (Panel Member, Sponsored by Karen May, State Representative 58th District, Chicago, Ill. – March 2004)
- “Maximizing Damages in Nursing Home Cases” (Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company-Nursing Home Litigation Seminar, Tucson, Ariz. – Nov. 2002)
Mr. Brinton has authored and co-authored numerous articles and chapters on the topic of Nursing Home Malpractice, including supplements to the following:
- “Screening a Nursing Home Case,”in Nursing Home Malpractice: Investigation and Case Preparation, 2d Edition (Lawyers and Judges Publishing, 2006)
- “Nursing Home Litigation-Plaintiff Perspective”, Issues in Long Term Care, (Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education [IICLE], 2002; Supplement 2005)
- “Handling Witnesses: Deposing the Medical Director, Director of Nursing, Attending Physician, Nursing Home Administrator and Nursing Staff,” in Nursing Home Litigation: Pretrial Practice and Trials, (Lawyers and Judges Publishing, 2001)
- “First Things First: Screening a Nursing Home Case,” Illinois Bar Journal (June 2000)
Mr. Brinton also donates his time to the “Big Brothers, Little Brothers” program. He also enjoys participating as a Judge for the American Association of Justice Mock Trial Competition, which helps aspiring attorneys sharpen their litigation skills.
His practice includes Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse; Medical Malpractice; Personal Injury; Automobile and Trucking Accidents; Wrongful Death and Premises Liability.