David G. Lubben

David is a member of the firm, emphasizing both employment litigation and commercial litigation in his practice. He represents employers in all aspects of employment disputes, including protecting proprietary information, litigating non-competition agreements, complying with safety and health regulations, and advocating on benefits disputes. He regularly defends EEOC and state discrimination charges, and frequently represents employers in discrimination and retaliation lawsuits filed in state and federal courts. David also has a robust practice representing businesses in real estate, commercial disputes, and business-related tort and contract litigation.

David has broad experience in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as administrative courts. He combines trial and litigation experience with effective and thorough client communication — striving to understand their needs and interests — in order to achieve successful resolutions to complex problems.

Associations and Accomplishments

  • Vice President, South Side Office of Concern
  • President, Northern Illinois Hockey League (2012-2016)
  • Adjunct Faculty at Bradley University Physical Therapy Department, lecturing on Professional Liability and The Deposition Process (1997-2018)
  • Member and Frequent Presenter on Employment Law Updates, Federal Bar Association for the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, numerous SHRM chapters
  • Special Achievement Award, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Gold Ring Award Recipient, Northern Illinois Hockey League
  • Volunteer of the year 2017, South Side Office of Concern
  • American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law


  • University of Illinois (B.A. magna cum laude, 1985)
  • Stanford Law School (J.D. with distinction, 1988)

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Office Locations

Peoria, IL

401 Main Street., Suite 1600
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: (309) 673-1681
Fax: (309) 673-1690

David G. Lubben In the News

February 20, 2013

David Lubben presented “Preparing Effective Handbooks & Employment Agreements” for the AAIM Employer’s Association.  Topics included language that could transform handbooks into employment contracts, laws that impact handbooks and agreements, best practices, and how to keep your own handbook relevant and current.

SHRM Chapter’s Annual Human Resources Conference

Rick Russo, David Lubben, and Derek Schryer are presenting at the Decatur Area SHRM Chapter’s Annual Human Resources Conference. Topics will include wage and hour issues, healthcare reform updates, and best practices in employment terminations.

Contact Rick, David, or Derek for more information, or the Decatur Area SHRM Chapter to register for the seminar.

January 2012

David Lubben, Rick Russo, and Abby Clark successfully enforced a client’s non-competition agreement by obtaining a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction against two former employees who had attempted to start a competing business.

September 2011

Keith Braskich and David Lubben obtained summary judgment for a client in a federal district court case, where a male employee alleged that he had been sexually harassed by other male employees.

September 1, 2011

David G. Lubben and Jonathan G. Bunge successfully secured the dismissal of a collective action/class action wage and hour lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The ruling dismissed the plaintiff’s claims that she and others had been subjected to violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law in connection with meal breaks.

May 3, 2011

David G. Lubben obtained summary judgment on behalf of a title insurance firm on claims of negligent misrepresentation. Lubben successfully argued that the firm did not induce the plaintiff to take any actions in reliance on the alleged misrepresentations, and thereby prevented assessment of significant liability against his client.

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