David A. Warnick concentrates his practice in transportation, product liability and general liability. His cases have ranged from defending commercial transportation carriers, refuse and recycling companies, and private ambulance services, among others. Mr. Warnick’s practice also includes defending excess liability carriers in the most catastrophic types of losses. He also handles a variety of large exposure products liability cases that involve warnings and/or product defect issues in the context of both subrogation and/or personal injury.
Mr. Warnick handles files nationwide and works with insurance carriers and self-insureds to cost-effectively address their legal and business needs. Currently, he serves as national counsel handling product liability disputes across several states and Canada involving commercial lighting and heating products.
He recently completed course work at Harvard on cybersecurity and information risk management to help his clients address a dramatic increase in cybersecurity insurance claims. Now, Mr. Warnick is studying for the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) exam.
Mr. Warnick received his J.D. from Capital University Law School. While earning his degree, he worked as law clerk for a personal injury law firm. In addition, he externed for Judge Norah McCann King at the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. He also externed at the Federal Public Defenders office in Ohio working on death penalty appeals.
Mr. Warnick recently wrote about the Neuhengen ruling and how plaintiff attorneys might use the ruling to inflate punitive damages in personal injury cases. His article was published in the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s IDC Quarterly. Mr. Warnick's most recent IDC Quarterly contribution is an analysis he co-wrote of the Illinois Supreme Court's ruling in McQueen v. Green, a ruling that dismantled five decades of Illinois case law.
He is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.
Co-Author, "McQueen v Green: The Illinois Supreme Court Weighs in on Alternate Theory Claims of Vicarious and Direct Liability for Employers," Volume 33, Number 1
Co-Author, "The Element of Proximate Cause in a Personal Injury Lawsuit: Analysis, Complicating Factors, and Changing Jury Instructions," IDC Quarterly, Vol. 32, Number 3.