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Cope Ehlers, P.C.

David Curkovic


Phone: 312-549-9383
Email: DCurkovic@CopeEhlers.com

Dave Curkovic is a trial and appellate lawyer practicing in the area of civil litigation, with an emphasis on litigation and counseling services for the insurance industry. He has handled matters in various lines, including D&O/management liability, professional liability, and general liability. He provides counsel for clients at a nationwide level with respect to issues of coverage, claims handling, litigation management and corporate risk.

He has extensive experience in a wide range of insurance-related litigation, including coverage, bad faith, subrogation, and contribution, and has defended insurers in multiple jurisdictions including Illinois, California, Florida, and Texas. He has also represented banks, financial advisors and other entities in litigation, arbitration, and mediation.


Cope Ehlers, P.C.
Shareholder and Treasurer

2016 - present

Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C.
Associate, Partner

2011 - 2016

Duane Morris LLP


Ross, Dixon & Bell, LLP



J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2001

B.A., History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1998

Bar and Court Admissions


U.S. District Court for Northern Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

U.S. Tax Court

Publications and Presentations

  • "Only Partially Covered?: What You Need to Know About Allocation Under Management Liability Policies." (co-authored New Appleman On Insurance: Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law, Summer 2013)
  • "Content-Based Tax Exemptions and the First Amendment," (co-authored State Tax Notes, August 17, 2009)
  • "Does the Voluntary Payment Doctrine Trump State Unclaimed Property Laws?" (co-authored State Tax Notes, August 3, 2009)


Winner of the 2010 Burton Award for Legal Achievement in Writing, hosted by the Library of Congress and presented to the top 30 law firm authors nationwide.

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