David Dugan grew up in a working class family, where his father was a machinist for Owens-Illinois Glass Mfg. and his mother a homemaker. He is a life-long resident of Southern Illinois having graduated from Southwestern High School in 1978. He was the first in his family to have the privilege of attending college, and graduated from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois in 1982. David went on to graduate from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1985.
He is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Missouri, and the Federal District Courts of Southern, Central, and Northern Illinois, as well as the Central District of Florida and Colorado District Courts. David is also licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court. David is a member of the Illinois Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, Madison County Bar Association, National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Southern Illinois Federal Bar Association.
David Dugan has earned an “AV Preeminent”® rating from his peers in a anonymous survey according to Martindale-Hubble Ratings. An attorney who achieves the "AV Preeminent" rating is viewed by peer attorneys as having achieved the highest level of professional excellence. Additionally, that attorney must show an adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibility.
David actively practices in the Illinois Counties of Madison, St. Clair, Jersey, Macoupin, Clinton, and Washington.
David’s practice centers on Business/Corporate litigation, Personal Injury litigation, Physician Regulatory Compliance litigation, Insurance litigation, and Aviation Law.
David and his wife, Susan, live in Bethalto and have one child, Sarah, who is a Graduate of the United States Air force Academy and is a commissioned Officer serving in the United States Air Force.