David H. Friess

David H. Friess

Belleville, Illinois

David brings a wealth of talent and experiences to his practice which is concentrated in the area of transportation liability cases with a focus on the waste disposal industry.  He also does a great deal of work on premises liability and vehicular liability suits for the insurance industry.  David has a diverse background.  He joined the Air Force directly out of high school and became an aircraft mechanic in the service. He served in Desert Storm as a flight engineer on the C-141.  Following his service in the Air Force, he worked for a major international air carrier as an aircraft mechanic before returning to law school.


When David is not at work, he spends a majority of his time trying to keep up with his two small children.  He also enjoys playing pick-up basketball with former school mates, who are only a few years from having to join the geriatric league.  Finally, time permitting, he spends time swapping war stories with fellow members of the VFW.


Areas of Practice

  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Trucking Defense
  • Railroad Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Toxic Tort Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Wisconsin


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctorate
  • Mercer University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • The St. Clair County Bar Association