David Neuman has been representing the interests of investors and consumers for over a decade. Before co-founding Israels & Neuman in the Summer of 2014, Mr. Neuman worked for over seven years at a law firm in Chicago which focused its practice on representing aggrieved and defrauded investors, mostly in FINRA arbitration. Through his years of experience, Mr. Neuman has represented over one thousand investors in hundreds of FINRA and court cases, on behalf of clients from over 40 states as well as investors from the international community. He has represented these clients from the inception of the case to their finish, including several that have gone to an arbitration hearing.
In addition to representing investors in FINRA Arbitration, Mr. Neuman has represented investors in numerous courts throughout the U.S., including victims of a Ponzi scheme in Utah, dozens of investors in Colorado state and federal court who lost money in a bond fund, successfully opposing an action to enjoin an arbitration in Idaho, intervening and opposing class action settlements in Iowa and Texas, opposing motions to vacate arbitration awards in Alabama and California, and representing investors of a failed hedge fund in Illinois. Mr. Neuman has also represented persons deceived by their insurance brokers and parties in shareholder disputes.
Prior to his work representing defrauded investors, Mr. Neuman worked for another law firm in the Chicagoland area which focused on consumer and commercial class action litigation. During law school, he also worked for a law firm that handled a number of NASD arbitrations and personal injury matters.
Mr. Neuman is currently on the Board of Directors of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (“PIABA”) and is the chair of the Legislation Committee of PIABA. He is also an arbitrator with FINRA Dispute Resolution.
Mr. Neuman was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in November 2005, the State of Florida in April 2010, and the State of Washington in 2014. He has also been admitted to the United States District Courts for the Western District of Washington, the Northern District of Illinois, the Central District of the Illinois, the District of Colorado, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
Mr. Neuman graduated with Honors from the University of Illinois in December 2001 with a B.S. in Finance. He attended the Northern Illinois University College of Law and graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2005. While at the NIU College of Law, Mr. Neuman was on Law Review and was an Associate Justice for the Moot Court Society. In addition, during his time at the NIU College of Law, he also was a research assistant for Professor David Gaebler and researched various areas of contract, commercial, and consumer law.