Attorney at Pritzker Hageman
Attorney David Coyle is a litigator who is passionate about working with individual clients and telling their stories while zealously advocating for their rights. Prior to joining Pritzker Hageman, David was an associate at Fredrikson & Byron where he represented clients involved in commercial and securities litigation. Before attending law school, David worked as an Investigator for the City of New York where he investigated complaints of excessive force and abuse of authority made against members of the New York Police Department. David has also worked as a Financial Economist and holds a master’s degree in Applied Economics. David brings this varied background to his current work at Pritzker Hageman, whether it be through dealing with statistical analysis in a foodborne illness case or handling civil rights cases involving police misconduct.
David believes that corporations shouldn’t be able to shirk the rules and regulations designed to keep people safe. To that point, he has written an article published in the Northwestern Interdisciplinary Law Review arguing that the FDA’s graphic warning label requirement for tobacco products was constitutional and a needed requirement to protect public health: Smoke and Mirrors: First Amendment Protection of Commercial Speech and the FDA’s New Graphic Warning Labels for Tobacco, Nw. Interdisc. L. Rev., Spring 2013.
With recent incidents of police misconduct and a renewed debate on the role of policing and police tactics, the doctrine of qualified immunity for police officers has come under scrutiny. In an article for the American Bar Association, David examines the current state of the law and looks at where it falls short and how it can be improved: It Is Time to Revisit Qualified Immunity, The American Bar Association, September 3rd, 2020 (Read the full text PDF here).
While David has lived all over the country (Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta), he is a native of South Minneapolis and attended DeLaSalle High School in downtown Minneapolis. His wife Jessica, also a native of South Minneapolis, is a project manager for a Design Build General Contractor.
What Can I Do For You?
Corporations shouldn’t be able to shirk the rules and regulations designed to keep people safe.”
Education and Honors
- Occidental College, B.A., cum laude
- University of Minnesota, Master of Science in Applied Economics
- Emory University School of Law, J.D., with High Honors
- Notes and Comments Editor, Emory Law Journal
- Selected to The Order of the Coif
- Dean’s Award Torts
- Dean’s Award Jurisprudence
- Selected as a 2015 Attorneys of the Year Honoree as a member of Fredrikson & Byron’s Signal Human Trafficking Team, which played a significant role in obtaining a settlement, which includes a $20 million dollar payout.
- Recognized by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a North Star Lawyer for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services in both 2014 and 2015.