David M. Gower

Fax: (630) 571-1042

David M. Gower is a partner with Lillig & Thorsness, Ltd. and concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning (wills and trusts), estate and trust administration, probate litigation, real estate (commercial and residential), as well as civil litigation.

A U.S. Navy veteran, David was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 2006 and is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

David is the 2021–2022 Chair of the DuPage County Bar Association’s Probate and Estate Planning Section and he is an active member in the DuPage County Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Civil Litigation

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2006
  • B.A., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 2003

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • State of Illinois

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP

  • Chair of DuPage County Bar Association Probate and Estate Planning Section (2021-22)
  • Vice Chair of DuPage County Bar Association Probate and Estate Planning Section (2020-21)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Convenience Accounts, DCBA Brief: The Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association, Volume 33, Issue 6, February 2021.
  • Breaking Clergy Confidence, The Baptist Bulletin Magazine, May 2012.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association

MILITARY SERVICE

  • United States Navy, 1995–1999