About David H. Brinton

DAVID H. BRINTON is the principal in the Law Offices of David H. Brinton, LLC, in Chicago, Illinois.  After practicing exclusively in tort defense until 1998, he has since concentrated in representing people in nursing home litigation and medical malpractice, among other areas. Consequently, he is a Leading Lawyer in Illinois in Nursing Home Negligence law.  This is a recognition from his peers – other Illinois lawyers.

David H. Brinton Facts

  • Illinois State Bar Association Member.
  • American Association for Justice Member.
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Member.
  • Has recently been named a Leading Lawyer in Illinois for Nursing Home Negligence*
    *Less than 5% of the lawyers in Illinois get this title and it’s based on peer recommendations.
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 
  • He was a proud foster parent.
Mr. Brinton, has donated much of his time to the “Big Brothers, Little Brothers” program. Similarly, he has also acted as a Judge for the American Association of Justice Mock Trial Competition (formerly ATLA), Chicago Regional, in March of 2006 through 2010. The Mock Trial Competition helps aspiring attorneys sharpen their litigation skills.  After this time, he became an instructor at DePaul University College of Law (“Elder Law: Nursing Home Litigation”; Chicago, Illinois – 2011 to 2017). Together, as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, American Association for Justice, and Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Mr. Brinton is one of the top Personal Injury Lawyers in Chicago.  Not to mention, he received his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1985 and his B.A. from Lawrence University in 1982.
Since 1998, Mr. Brinton has concentrated his focus on Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse. As a result, this  has led him to concentrate in the area of nursing home litigation. Often, Mr. Brinton is asked to speak on his extensive knowledge of Nursing Home Malpractice, including the following:


DePaul University College of Law (“Elder Law: Nursing Home Litigation”; Chicago, Illinois – March 2011, April 2012, April 2013, March 2014, and April 2015)..
“Nursing Home Litigation – Plaintiff’s Perspective” (Lorman Education Services: Nursing Home Negligence in Illinois Seminar, Downers Grove, Ill.– Aug. 2005)
“Accessibility to Medical Records” (Lorman Education Services – Medical Records Law Seminar, Chicago, Illinois – June 2013 and Elk Grove Village, Illinois – February 2014)
“Screening A Nursing Home Case” (Chicago Bar Association – Young Lawyers Section Tort Litigation Committee, Chicago, Ill. – Dec. 2004)
“Effective Discovery in Nursing Home Litigation” and “Common Types of Nursing Home Claims” (National Business Institute – Nursing Home Malpractice: Evaluating and Addressing Accountability, Chicago, Ill.– June 2008, Dec. 2008, June 2009)
“Elder Abuse and Fraud Summit” (Panel Member, Sponsored by Karen May, State Representative 58th District, Chicago, Ill. – March 2004)
“Nursing Home Negligence – Preparing the Case for the Plaintiff and Defense” (Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education [IICLE], Springfield, Ill., and Chicago, Ill.– Jan. 2007)
“Maximizing Damages in Nursing Home Cases” (Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company-Nursing Home Litigation Seminar, Tucson, Ariz. – Nov. 2002)


“Screening a Nursing Home Case”, in Nursing Home Malpractice: Investigation and Case Preparation, 2d Edition (Lawyers and Judges Publishing, 2006)
“Nursing Home Litigation-Plaintiff Perspective”, Issues in Long Term Care, (Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education [IICLE], 2002; Supplement 2005)
“Handling Witnesses: Deposing the Medical Director, Director of Nursing, Attending Physician, Nursing Home Administrator and Nursing Staff”, in Nursing Home Litigation: Pretrial Practice and Trials, (Lawyers and Judges Publishing, 2001)
“First Things First: Screening a Nursing Home Case”, Illinois Bar Journal (June 2000)