David W. Westland
David W. Westland is a partner and owner of Westland & Bennett P.C., with his wife, Nicole. When asked what it's like to work with your wife every day, Dave's quick response is always, "There are all kinds of luck and I'm a lucky guy!"
Dave was born and raised in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. Dave's love of baseball began when his dad coached his Little League teams, and his grandma (yes, grandma!) played catch with him for hours during his high school years, goading him to throw harder. Dave was the catcher for his high school baseball team, as well as his college baseball team at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Dave credits the game of baseball for showing him how to strategize, implement a game plan, and work as a team to obtain the desired result.
What I love about my work…
I’m not going to deny it – I love to win! My passion for justice, knowledge of the law, and great desire to make a wrong right are the very attributes that I bring to every client that I work with and every case that I work on.
My hobbies and interests…
I love running outside early in the morning when the sun is just coming up; anything and everything Boston Red Sox; watching a Green Bay Packers game all by myself and yelling at the TV; and, I am a connoisseur of the All-American cheeseburger.
I wish I could meet…
Ronald Reagan; Dustin Pedroia; Vince Lombardi; and, Wayne Westland, my dad.
My favorite quote…
“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.”
– Babe Ruth
If I weren’t an attorney, I’d be…
A high school gym teacher and baseball coach.
- Personal Injury
- Municipal Law
- Criminal Defense
- Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
- J.D. - 1995
- Honors: cum laude
- Augustana College
- A.B., Bachelor of Arts - 1992
- Honors: cum laude
- Major: Political Science and Public Administration
- Minor: Business
- U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana