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David L Davitt

Rockford, Illinois

Attorney David L. Davitt received his B.A. in Business from Bethel College, in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1979, and received his Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School in 1982. He was admitted to practice law in Iowa in 1982, and practiced law in Des Moines, Iowa for 9 years. Mr. Davitt began practicing law in Illinois in 1991, and has been a partner with Schlueter Ecklund since he joined the firm in 1997.

David L. Davitt focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning & administration, real estate, business transactions and bankruptcy, and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Winnebago County Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Mr. Davitt has also served on the boards of directors for local non-profit organizations, including Rockford Christian School, the Rockford Rescue Mission, and the Rockford Area Pregnancy Care Center.


Estate Planning & Administration:

  • Wills and Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Charitable Giving
  • Elder Law and Medicaid Planning
  • Guardianships for Disabled Persons and Minors
  • Administration of Estates and Trusts

Real Estate Transactions:

  • Residential Sales
  • Commercial Sales
  • Leasing Transactions
  • Construction Contracts and Disputes

Business Transactions:

  • Formation and Maintenance of Corporations and LLCs
  • Preparation of Shareholder Agreements
  • Business Purchases and Sales
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Contract Drafting and Review
  • Organization of Non-Profit Organizations


  • Individual Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Cases
  • Protection of Creditor Claims in Bankruptcy Cases
  • Defense of Preference Claims in Bankruptcy Cases

Areas Of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1982
  • Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1983


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. – 1982
  • Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • B.A. cum laude – 1979
    • Major: Business

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Winnebago County Bar Association, Member, 1991 – Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1991 – Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member, 1982 – Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Myers, Knox & Hart, Associate, 1982 – 1984
  • Adams, Howe and Zoss, Partner, 1984 – 1991
  • Davitt & Davitt, Partner, 1991 – 1997

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Rockford Christian School
  • Board of Directors, Rockford Rescue Mission
  • Board of Directors, Rockford Area Pregnancy Care Center

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Schlueter Ecklund & Davitt 
4023 Charles Street 
Rockford, IL 61108 

Phone: 815-229-5333 
Fax: 815-229-0733