Cook County

96% success rate in 2013 property tax appeals for residents of Cook County through appeals with the Cook County assessor's office and the Cook County Board of Review.

Cook County

At a recent trial David successfully defended a dentist sued over poorly fitting dentures. The elderly patient had sued, seeking her money back claiming that the denture caused her pain. After a 2 day trial the judge found that the dentist treated the patient properly and ruled in the dentist's favor.


Cook County

David successfully defended a snow plow driver when he collided with another vehicle. The accident occurred in the open intersection of Magnolia and Belmont in Arlington Heights. The plaintiff claimed that David' client's pickup truck with a snow plow attached was going well over the 25 mph speed limit. Pelf's vehicle was T-boned and pushed several houses down Belmont and the plaintiff sustained a compression fracture in her thoracic spine. David contended that the plaintiff never saw the defendant's vehicle and was accelerating into the intersection at the time of the accident. The jury found David's client Not Guilty


Cook County

David successfully represented a laundry service when one of their drivers struck another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle, a comedy writer, suffered a herniated disc at C5-6, requiring anterior discectomy with titanium plating, sued the laundry for $3.5 million claiming permanent back problems. Dave disputed the permanency and necessity of the treatment. The jury returned a verdict for less than was offered to the plaintiff prior to the trial.

Cook County

At a mandatory arbitration, David successfully argued that the defendant general dentist was not guilty of failing to diagnose gum disease and of negligently placing a dental filling. Plaintiff attempted to relate the need for future dental treatment to the defendant's dental treatment.


Lake County

David successfully defended a driver of a vehicle that slid across the center line and struck an oncoming vehicle. The defendant was headed southbound on Route 59 in Barrington at the speed limit of 50 mph when she saw a vehicle in front of her ''fishtail'' on a patch of ice. Deft braked, spun into the northbound lanes and collided head-on with another vehicle. The plaintiff was headed northbound on Route 59 approximately 2-3 car lengths behind the vehicle struck by deft. Plaintiff swerved to avoid the collision, ran off the road into a ditch, struck a tree and totaled his vehicle. He suffered soft tissue injuries to his neck and back. David successfully contested the nature and extent of the injuries and that the cause of the accident was the bad weather. The jury found David's client Not Guily.


Lake County

David successfully argued that a 36 year old female was solely responsible for her injuries when she and two co-workers attempted to walk eastbound across Western Ave. in the miple of the block between 103rd and 104th St. while it was raining. They made it across the southbound lanes and waited at the center line until an SUV in the left northbound lane stopped to let them cross. The plaintiff was then struck in the right northbound lane by David's client's vehicle which was traveling in the right northbound lane. The pedestrian sustained a fractured right tibia requiring open reduction with insertion of screw.