Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that David J. Scriven-Young, senior counsel in the firm’s Chicago, Illinois office, has been selected as a member of the Council for the American Bar Association (ABA) Litigation Section for the 2023-2024 term. The slate was unanimously approved at the Council meeting in January and was presented to the Section membership at their Annual Business Meeting in August.
Edward O. Pacer, managing partner of P&A’s Chicago office, commented, “On behalf of P&A, we are extremely proud of David’s selection as a council member for the ABA Litigation Section, as it recognizes his commitment to an organization as important as the ABA, which serves as a valuable resource for those in our profession .” He continued, “We are confident that David’s dedication, leadership, and professionalism will positively impact the strategic governance of the section.”
David had previously served on the Council as the Young Lawyers Division representative. After that Council role, he joined leadership in 2016 as Co-Chair of the Young Litigator Task Force and has also served as Co-Chair of the section’s Social Media, Communications, Membership and Marketing, and Audio Content Committees. David also hosts the section’s podcast, Litigation Radio.
About David J. Scriven-Young
David J. Scriven-Young is senior counsel primarily in the Environmental Law, Construction, and Commercial Litigation practices at Peckar & Abramson. He is the Environmental Practice Leader and Vice Chair of the firm’s Environmental, Energy, and Industrial Group. David’s environmental expertise includes handling Superfund cases and wrongful death, personal injury, and property damage claims as well as enforcement matters before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state environmental agencies. He also handles civil trials and appeals involving business and commercial disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, employment law, trust litigation, professional liability, and construction cases.
David regularly speaks and publishes on environmental and construction law issues. He is the author of the Illinois Environmental Law blog, which provides news and updates on cases, laws, and regulations involving Illinois environmental issues. David has been the recipient of several awards, including being named by Illinois Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyer from 2014 to 2023 and as a Rising Star from 2011 to 2013. He received his Bachelor of Arts and law degree from Marquette University, and Order of the Coif, from DePaul University College of Law.
About ABA Litigation Section
According to the ABA, the mission of the Litigation Section is “to provide the knowledge, skills, and connections for Section Members to be more effective and successful litigators, counselors, and leaders reflecting the highest ideals of the profession; to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the profession and judicial system, as well as within the Section’s membership and leadership; to support and promote the rule of law as essential to our democracy, including through a vital and independent judiciary, ethical rules and fair procedures ensuring access for all, and projects to improve the justice system, the profession, and serve the underserved and underrepresented.”
About Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. maintains offices in New York City, New Jersey, Boston, Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago, Oakland, Los Angeles, Austin, Houston and Dallas, and has affiliations with global firms in Latin America (through its founding membership in CONSTRULEGAL) and across Europe (through its founding membership in Leading Construction Lawyers International Alliance). In addition to its core construction practice, the firm has affiliated practice groups who counsel contractors on labor and employment matters, corporate and regulatory compliance issues including D/M/WBE compliance and general corporate and real estate matters.