David M. Gower


Tel. (630) 560._1123
E-mail: gower@dgllc.net


David Gower served four years in the U.S. Navy before earning his Bachelors Degree at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and his law degree at Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. His military experience has served him well in the practice of law, where he has established himself as an outstanding litigator and business advisor.

David’s skills have benefitted clients in several industry sectors, including, local government, real estate, health care, manufacturing, education, construction, not for profits, religious organizations and start-up ventures. David has extensive experience in both state and federal court and has proven himself to be an aggressive and effective trial lawyer.

Prior to joining the firm in 2009, David practiced at a firm focused on municipal law, where he was the lead prosecutor for several cities and villages in DuPage County. In that role he was responsible for the prosecution of thousands of cases ranging from battery charges to traffic tickets.  This knowledge and experience gives him an advantage when defending people facing such charges.  He can guide you through the process and help you obtain the best possible result.

David is married with three children. In his spare time, he enjoys shooting sports and reading books on American history. David is also an active volunteer at his local church.

Reported Court Decisions

  • General Ass’n of Regular Baptist Churches v. Scott, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 197422 (N.D. Ill. 2012) (obtained federal court judgment of $404,721.78 for religious organization against ponzi-scheme operator of stop-loss health insurer and defeated attempt to compel arbitration pursuant to Federal Arbitration Act).
  • General Ass’n of Regular Baptist Churches v. Scott, 549 Fed. Appx. 531, 533, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 23099 (7th Cir. 2013) (federal appellate court affirmed decision in favor of our client refusing to force arbitration of fraud claim).
  • Riemer v. Chase Bank United States, N.A., 274 F.R.D. 637 (N.D. Ill. 2011) (J. Cole) (federal court granted client’s motion to strike affirmative defenses asserted by Chase Bank in client’s Truth in Lending lawsuit relating to unauthorized credit card charges)
  • Hartford Fire Ins. Co. v. Henry Bros. Constr. Mgmt. Servs., LLC, 877 F. Supp. 2d 614 (N.D. Ill. 2012) (J. Dow) (federal court granted construction management company’s motion to dismiss negligent misrepresentation claim).
  • Kougias v. Ill. Dep’t of Human Servs., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27324, 2011 WL 1004278 (N.D. Ill. 2011) (federal court granted motion for summary judgment defeating lawsuit filed by IDHS nurse alleging retaliation for exercising First Amendment right to complain about physician’s conduct at the Illinois Department of Human Services).
  • Kougias v. Ill. Dep’t of Human Servs., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98864, 2012 WL 2920963 (N.D. Ill. 2012) (federal court granted motion to dismiss claim alleging denial of First Amendment right to exercise religion in the workplace).
  • MKV Invs. LLC v. Sierra Consulting Inc., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21515 (federal court refused to dismiss claim for specific performance filed by owner of commercial condominium against contract buyer that refused to close on purchase; favorable settlement after court ruling).