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David W. Aubrey was born in Highland Park, Illinois. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2006. In addition, he graduated summa cum laude, from Trinity International University with a Master's of Arts degree in International Human Rights law. In 2011, he received a Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law.

He began working for The Gori Law Firm while in law school in 2009 and is dedicated to representing victims suffering with mesothelioma. Fighting for victims of mesothelioma is his contribution to the promotion of human rights. Mr. Aubrey is admitted to the bar in Illinois (2011), Missouri (2012) and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois (2012). He also volunteers in civil rights cases as part of the pro bono program in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Areas Of Practice

  • Asbestos
  • Personal Injury
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Truck Roll Overs
  • Qui Tam

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2011
  • Missouri, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2012

Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2011
    • Honors: The Order of Barristers
  • Trinity International University
    • M.A. - 2008
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Master's Student of the Year, 2008; Academic Achievement Award in the Class "International Human Rights & the Environment", 2007; Student Council Senator, 2007
    • Major: International Human Rights
  • L'Institut International des Droits de l'Homme, Strasbourg
    • Certificate in International Human Rights Law - 2007
  • Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Major: Applied Linguistics

Published Works

  • Litigating jurisdictional issues in post-Daimler America
  • Tools for international discovery, The Globe, October 2017, Vol 55 NO. 2
  • Case Update—Daimler AG v. Bauman 134 S.Ct. 746 (2014), Globe: ISBA Sec. on Int'l & Immgr. Law, June, 2015
  • The International Criminal Court and Other Forms of International Justice, Globe: ISBA Sec. on Int'l & Immgr. Law, February, 2010

Representative Cases

  • Mr. Aubrey wrote the winning brief to the Missouri Supreme Court asking the Court to deny Defendants’ petition for an extraordinary writ in the case, State ex rel. Ecology Auto Parts, Inc., et al. vs. The Honorable Michael O’Brien Hendrickson, SC95744 (Mo. 2016)

Classes/Seminars

  • Presented Secondary Exposure and Recent Decisions in Key Jurisdictions - HarrisMartin's Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference (Sept. 2016)
  • Jurisdictional Update HarrisMartin's Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference (Sept. 2018)

Honors and Awards

  • Master's Student of the Year Award - Trinity International University
  • "Best Brief" & Semifinalist at the UC-Davis Asylum & Refugee Moot Court Competition
  • Illinois State Bar Associations Diversity Leadership Council for 2019-2020
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys for 2019
  • National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff - Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys for 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chair of ISBA International & Immigration Law Section Council, 2019-2020
  • Vice Chair of the ISBA Section Council on International & Immigration Law, 2018 to 2019
  • ISBA Section Council, 2018 - 2020
  • ISBA Section Council on Immigration and International law , Secretary, 2018

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of the Public Defender of Cook County, Law Clerk, 2009 to 2009
  • Morey & Upton, Attorneys at Law, Law Clerk, 2006 to 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member of the ISBA International & Immigration Law Section Council from 2014 through 2016
  • Volunteer judge on behalf of the Moot Court Board at Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • Volunteer for the Pro Bono Panel in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis
  • Illinois State Bar Association’s Diversity Section Council
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