David Konkel is a shareholder in the Litigation Practice Group in the Milwaukee office.
David represents a broad range of clients in a variety of complex commercial disputes including: insurance trade practices, insurance coverage and bad faith defense, theft of proprietary information, fraudulent transfers, real estate litigation, class action defense, securities fraud, contract actions, and business torts. David has litigated in state and federal court in Wisconsin, as well as in other states across the country.
David also maintains an active estate, trust, and fiduciary litigation practice. He represents trust companies, other fiduciaries, and family members in disputes arising from the planning and administration of trusts and estates. He has represented clients in proceedings related to fiduciary liability, fiduciary removal, undue influence, lack of testamentary capacity, and trust construction.
Prior to joining Godfrey & Kahn, David was a judicial clerk to the Honorable William C. Griesbach in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. During law school, he served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Thomas S. Zilly in the Western District of Washington and as a law clerk at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office in Seattle, Washington.
Prior to law school, David served on active duty in the United States Army as a Human Intelligence Collector. His awards include the Bronze Star, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and two Army Commendation Medals.
Admitted To Practice
Wisconsin - 2014
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
American Bar Association
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
Milwaukee Bar Association
Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts – Board of Directors
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Zoological Society of Milwaukee County - Associate Board of Directors
Recognized by Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” (Commercial Litigation, 2021 - present)
Juris Doctor, Seattle University Law School, 2013, summa cum laude
Bachelor of Arts, The George Washington University, 2004, cum laude