David I. Grund has a well-deserved
reputation as one of the country’s
pre-eminent trial attorneys.
Mr. Grund practices exclusively in the area of family law concentrating in all aspects of matrimonial litigation. He has successfully represented individuals on all issues arising from divorce proceedings which involve, among other things, the valuation and disposition of substantial business interests, custody, maintenance and other marital and parental rights. Mr. Grund is known as a creative lawyer with a keen sense of the rules and the law governing the practice.
Mr. Grund is the founding partner of Grund & Leavitt, P.C. Mr. Grund is a 1972 graduate from the DePaul University College of Law. Primarily representing clients in Illinois, Mr. Grund has also represented numerous clients across the nation.
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Grund is devoted to teaching young lawyers the art and advocacy of Family Law. In that regard, he serves as the Director of the Family Law LLM program at Chicago-Kent College of Law. The program, the first of its kind in the country, offers internships and is designed to provide young lawyers with hands-on experience in the Family Law practice.
Associations and Honors – American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Board of Governors, Illinois Chapter 1987-1989; Chairman Admissions committee, 1991-1997); Faculty American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Young Lawyers Trial Advocacy Program (2001); American Bar Association; Illinois Bar Association (Family Law Section); Chicago Bar Association (Matrimonial Subcommittee); Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; Decalogue Society of Lawyers; Federal Trial Bar; listed in Who’s Who in American Law; Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; leading Illinois Attorneys, and Leading American Attorneys; Chicago-Kent School of Law Adjunct Professor and Director of the Family Law LLM Program; University of Chicago Trial Advocacy Instructor; International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Leading Illinois Divorce & Family Lawyers & Law; Chicago Sun Times “Elite Divorce Lawyers,” Chicago Magazine and Law Politics as an Illinois “Super Lawyer.”
Lectures – Adjunct Professor, Kent College of Law; University of Chicago Law School Trial Advocacy Program (2002); Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) lecturer on Direct and Cross-examination of Valuation Experts (2002-2007); IICLE Lecturer, AAML Faculty; International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow; Trial Litigation Issues 1997, and 1995-1997; and Illinois Legal Times Advanced Seminar on Leading Edge Financial Issues, Presenter, AAML Chicago, February, 1999; Business Valuation, Financial and Tax Issues Affecting Divorce (AAML) January, 2006.
Representative Clients – Mr. Grund’s clients are very successful, professional, social and business people. His clients range from television news anchors, CEO’s of publicly traded companies, attorneys, entrepreneurs and other highly successful individuals or their spouses.