David Suchar is a partner and serves as chair of Maslon's Construction & Real Estate Litigation Group. His construction experience includes defect, payment, lien, and inefficiency claims as well as all manner of construction-related insurance coverage claims, negotiations, and litigation. David has developed a niche national practice representing commercial policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, including claims made on commercial general liability, professional liability, pollution, and crime policies. His recent successes include multi-million dollar recoveries for such matters in Florida, Louisiana, Washington, Virginia, and Maryland.
David's in-court experience sets him apart from the crowd. He has acted as first-chair trial counsel for a variety of bench and jury trials in courts across the country. In addition to his work on behalf of contractors, architects, engineers, and owners, David has years of experience with licensing and royalty disputes, restructuring litigation, and various contract and commercial litigation matters. As a former federal prosecutor, David has also counseled and represented clients through all aspects of various government, administrative, and internal investigations, including criminal prosecutions, inquiries, and subpoenas from state and federal agencies, and at trial. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Network of Trial Law Firms.
A frequent presenter on construction and insurance coverage issues, David serves as contributing editor of The Construction Lawyer, the flagship publication of the ABA Forum on Construction Law. In addition, he has been included on the 2014-2016 Minnesota Rising Stars lists (in Business Litigation) as part of the Super Lawyers® multiphase selection process.
Before joining Maslon, David served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice and successfully represented the United States as lead counsel in hundreds of contested hearings in federal district court and oral arguments in the United States Court of Appeals. Before his DOJ service, David was a member of the litigation practice group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago. In between college and law school, David served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer and grant writer at Habitat for Humanity.
Recognized on Minnesota Rising Stars list as part of the Super Lawyers® selection process, 2014-2016 (Minnesota Rising Stars is a designation given to only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)