David A. Frank II Of Counsel




Dave Frank represents aviation-related businesses and insurers in both state and federal court across the country. He handles the defense of various types of claims against defense contractors, major airlines, product manufacturers and a multitude of other companies in the aviation industry. Dave also has extensive experience representing insurers in complex coverage disputes.

Before becoming a lawyer, Dave served in the United States Navy as a Naval Flight Officer and flight instructor in the F-14 Tomcat and F/A-18 Super Hornet. As an aviator, he learned the importance of attention to detail and consistently demonstrated a talent for performing best when the stakes were highest. As an attorney, he is able to leverage his military experience and aviation expertise to help his clients reach their goals at each phase of litigation.

Representative Matters

Skillfully managed the defense of complex personal injury, wrongful death and product liability cases brought against major airlines, aircraft and product manufacturers, aircraft operators and aircraft maintenance facilities throughout the country and European Union while providing superior client service.

Obtained defense verdict in favor of hot air balloon operator in Racine County Circuit Court.

Responsible for litigation management of general liability claims involving automobile accidents, premises liability, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 prisoner litigation; as well as commercial disputes.

Obtained dismissal of multiple breach of insurance contract and bad faith actions filed in Indiana state and federal courts.

Successfully defended appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (unanimous decision).

Won summary judgment in breach of contract dispute in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois that included significant damages, attorney fees, and costs.

Represented the City of Milwaukee, the Chief of Police and the Milwaukee Fire & Police Commission in class action alleging the unconstitutional racial profiling of motorists and pedestrians by Milwaukee law enforcement; favorable settlement obtained.