Personal Injury Lawyer in Madison, WI
David Blinka is a shareholder and has practiced out of the firm’s Madison office since 2012. He represents injured persons for claims involving motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death and product liability. In addition to handling claims through trial, he has gained expertise in appellate practice and litigating the complexity of insurance coverage issues.
Before joining Habush, David served the public’s interest in securing justice and protecting legal rights while learning trial practice as a volunteer prosecutor during law school. He has been selected to the Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers and was distinguished as an Up and Coming lawyer in 2017 by the Wisconsin Law Journal. He has also previously made the Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society list by having provided volunteer legal representation to those in need of equal access to justice.
David stays active in the legal community through his involvement with the Dane County Bar Association where he presently serves as its Treasurer. He is active with the Wisconsin State Bar as well as the Wisconsin Association for Justice, for which he has published articles on various litigation topics and presented at seminars for continuing legal education.
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My Attorney, David S. Blinka, went the extra mile for me. I was in a car accident and he took care of dealing with the lawsuit against the insurance company so that I did not have to worry and could concentrate on healing from my injuries. He also took the time to explain everything to me in a way I could understand. Being a single mom with my hands already full, made my life easier knowing I did not have to worry about the legal part of the accident. I highly recommended this Law Firm.Carie Madison
Working with Dave made it such a painless and simple process. He and his colleagues did all the work and I was absolutely amazed at what he got me for a settlement. Plus I’m not the easiest client, sometimes impossible to get a hold of, but he never got mad or impatient, God knows I would have. He is an excellent attorney I hope to never have to hire again, but he would be the 1st name I’d recommend to family and friends.Scott Madison
I can’t say enough positives about how David handled my case. He was easily reachable at all times, he answered all my questions and explained things in an easy way to understand also. He fought for what we both agreed was fair. He’s very knowledgeable about accident cases and guided me very effectively throughout the entire process from beginning to end. I would recommend and refer anyone who needs representation to David, 100%. Thanks.Jeff Madison
After an MVA in 2016, resulting in injury, I decided to seek legal counsel after being left with chronic pain. Having never sought legal representation for this sort of thing, I was a bit anxious about what to expect. David (and his assistant Kathy) were very patient with me and explained everything every step of the way. I felt pretty relaxed with the whole process when it could have been overall very nerve-wracking. I never felt rushed with our conversations and felt reassured along the way that I did have a case that could be settled in my favor. Most of all, I felt like I was treated like a human being, not a paycheck. Thank you, I appreciate all of your hard work for me!Christine Madison
Meet David S. Blinka
- 2012 University of Wisconsin, J.D., cum laude
- 2008 University of Wisconsin – Madison, M.A., United States History
- 2006 Marquette University, B.A., magna cum laude
Publications & Presentations
- Litigating Pollution Events: Regulatory and Tort Aspects of Groundwater Contamination, Environmental Law Seminar with Clean Wisconsin, May 2015
- Tort & Technique Update Seminar Presenter, Wisconsin’s Made Whole Rule, Wisconsin Association For Justice, 2014
- The New Scope of Discovery: Will the Amendments to the FRCP Prompt Change for Wisconsin?, The Verdict, Winter 2016 Issue Curbing Defense Medical Evaluations, The Verdict, Winter 2015 Issue
- Restoring the Known Danger Exception to Government Immunity, The Verdict, Winter 2019
- Presentation: Wisconsin State Bar Car Accident Symposium 2020 Speaker
- The Scourge of Boilerplate Objections