Accident Attorneys Cloutier Law Offices
Personal Injury Attorney - Dave CloutierDave grew up in Wheaton, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He came to South Bend to attend the University of Notre Dame and then Notre Dame Law School. He grew fond of the Michiana community, its people, and its values, and has been here ever since. Dave graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Notre Dame in 1992. He attended Notre Dame on a Navy/Marine Corps ROTC Scholarship and spent his summers on temporary active duty. He then attended Notre Dame Law School, graduating in 1996. While at Notre Dame, he received among other awards the International Academy of Trial Lawyers award for excellence in Trial Advocacy, the American Jurisprudence Awards for both Trial Advocacy and Constitutional Law, and was a member of the Trial Advocacy (“Barristers”) Competition Team.
Since graduating from law school, Dave has been in private practice as a trial lawyer representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, a member of the American Association for Justice, the St. Joseph County Bar Association (where he serves on the Lawyer Referral Service Committee), the American Inns of Court, and the National Crime Victims Bar Association. He has served as a Judge Pro Tempore of the St. Joseph Superior Court. Dave has taught classes as an adjunct faculty member for the paralegal studies department at Brown Mackie College (formerly Michiana College) and served on the program's Professional Advisory Committee.
Dave is a Past President and current member of the South Bend Business Network International (BNI). He has taught several continuing legal education courses to other lawyers, including courses in deposition techniques and case evaluation. He has practiced for his entire career solely in personal injury law, representing injured people and their families, never insurance companies. He lives in Granger with his wife Stacey.