The partners at Walsh, Fewkes & Sterba have earned excellent reputations as experienced and effective trial lawyers.
David P. Sterba began his legal career over 35 years ago as an assistant Cook County State’s Attorney. He was a criminal prosecutor from 1985 to 1990 before entering private practice, where he concentrated in criminal defense.
In 1996, he was elected circuit judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. For over 10 years he served in the felony trial division where he presided over hundreds of felony bench and jury trials before being appointed presiding judge of the Fifth Municipal District, where he supervised 24 judges and oversaw the court operations for 35 municipalities. Three years later, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed him to the Illinois Appellate Court, First District.
David Sterba has served as an adjunct professor of law at the John Marshall Law School, where he taught trial skills, and also periodically appears in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin as a guest columnist. In 2012, the South Suburban and Southwest Suburban Bar Associations presented him with their “Jurist of the Year” award. He retired from the bench in 2013 and co-founded Walsh, Fewkes & Sterba.