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David B. Montgomery, Of Counsel
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Chicago Attorney
David B. Montgomery, Of Counsel

Phone: 312.696.0900


Languages: English

Dave began his career in 1990 as associate with the Chicago law firm of Murphy, Smith & Polk, practicing management-side labor/employment law. Soon thereafter, he moved to McDermott, Will & Emery, eventually becoming an Income Partner, where he continued to represent companies in labor and employment disputes as well as commercial litigation matters. After McDermott, Dave went to work for LaSalle Partners (n/k/a Jones Lang LaSalle) –  one of the world’s largest commercial real estate firms – becoming its Chief Litigation & Employment Counsel and Regional Ethics Officer. In 2009, Dave moved to the Chicago Transit Authority, quickly advancing to become the Managing Attorney of the CTA’s Labor & Employment Group. In 2016 Dave joined KWM and represents companies in employment, labor and commercial litigation matters. During his 25+ years as an attorney, Dave has counselled government clients and hundreds of companies on major employment decisions, including reductions in force, discipline, discharges, union organizing campaigns, unfair labor practices and much more. He has litigated and/or handled employment and labor disputes in numerous forums, including federal courts, state courts, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, the Chicago Commission on Human Relations, the National Labor Relations Board, the Illinois Labor Relations Board and federal and state Departments of Labor. Dave has also arbitrated hundreds of labor disputes. Dave has in-depth knowledge of federal and state anti-discrimination laws (age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, etc.), the Family & Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, business ethics, constitutional law and more.


  • Illinois Wesleyan University (B.A., 1987)
  • Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William & Mary (J.D., 1990)

Professional Associations:

  • Chicago Bar Association

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

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Kozacky Weitzel McGrath, P.C.

77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4500
Chicago, IL 60601
United States

Law Firm Contact: Jerome R. Weitzel

Tel: 312.696.0900



Member Since: 2015

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