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David J. Slawkowski 1950-2016

David J. SlawkowskiDavid J. Slawkowski, 66, of Fairhope, Ala. and formerly of Arlington Heights, Ill., passed away on December 1, 2016 in Mobile, Ala.

David was born in Chicago to Loretta (Guminski) and Edward Slawkowski on September 18, 1950. He graduated from Mendel Catholic High School in Chicago in 1968, and from the University of Notre Dame in 1972. He married his wife Penny (Al-Greene) in 1972, and they resided in Cambridge, Mass. while David completed law school at Harvard University, graduating in 1975. After law school, they moved to Arlington Heights, Ill. which remained their home until 2010, when they moved to Fairhope, Ala.

For most of his career, David was a medical malpractice defense attorney, practicing at Lord Bissell & Brook in Chicago. In 2000, he became a founding partner at Anderson, & Partners. In 2009, he left the Chicago firm and took a position as a disability advocacy attorney for the University of Alabama, where he worked until retiring in 2015.

David is survived by his wife Penny, daughters Amanda Summers (Joshua) and Holly Kluever (Jeff), and granddaughter Sophia Summers. He is preceded in death by his parents, and daughter Anastasia.

Service have been held.

Posted on January 4, 2017 by Morgan Yingst
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