David D. Tess


David D. Tess

  • Graduated from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater in 1975.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration.
  • Graduated from Northern Illinois University Law School.
  • Juris Doctor, 1981.
  • Member Ogle County and Lee County Bar Associations
  • Past President of Ogle County Bar Association
  • Member Illinois Bar Assoc. since 1981
  • Former Public Defender
  • Experience as Municipal Attorney for Ashton, Creston and Steward.
  • Chairman “Foundation for Focus House”

Mr. Tess has practiced law in Northern Illinois since 1982 and is the former President of the Ogle County Bar Association and the current Chairman of the Foundation for Focus House.

Mr. Tess is known throughout Northern Illinois as an exceptional trial attorney and has been lead counsel on numerous nationally publicized cases. Known for his charisma and commitment to zealously advocating for his client’s goals, Mr. Tess prides himself on keeping his clients “in the loop” as part of his client centered approach to litigation.

Mr. Tess focuses his practice on representing clients in civil litigation and has substantial experience representing clients in personal injury probate proceedings, estate planning, and real estate matters.

Mr. Tess is an avid car collector and outdoorsman who enjoys hunting with his sons. Mr. Tess resides in Ogle County and practices in Ogle, Lee, Winnebago, Whiteside, DeKalb and Stephenson Counties.