New Club President David Hartley
On July 1, 2020 David Hartley was installed as President of The Rotary Club of Skokie Valley. David joined the club on April 1, 2017. From the very start he has been actively engaged in several club activities, most recent, Club Fundraising Chair, an important position which he will most likely continue head. 
We are confident that under David's leadership, the club will persevere and prosper. Let us all wish David and his club administration the best in the coming Rotary year.
David currently works at the Baker Hartley, P.C. law firm which he joined  in early 2014 after graduating cum laude from the Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia. While David works in all of the firm’s practice areas, much of his focus is on the business and estate planning arena. David has worked with numerous businesses and individuals to provide counsel on a range of legal topics including business formation, contract negotiations, business strategy, regulatory matters and tax planning. He has experience facilitating all stages of million dollar sales and acquisitions of closely held businesses from negotiation, contracting, implementation, and all the way through closing. David also regularly makes appearances in Cook and Lake County Probate Court on behalf of our clients.
David was an editor of the Temple International & Comparative Law Journal, and he also participated in Temple’s highly ranked trial advocacy program where he won the Barrister’s Award for outstanding advocacy. He was also chosen to participate in a select program allowing him to serve as an intern judicial clerk with the Honorable Judge Robert B. Kugler in the District of New Jersey. While in law school David also served as the President of the Environmental Law Society and a member of Students for Students, a group helping public school students facing expulsion.
Prior to law school David worked in New York City for a boutique plaintiff’s firm on large pharmaceutical litigation and he also spent a year in South Korea teaching English. David graduated magna cum laude from Seton Hall University in New Jersey with a B.S. in International Relations where he was a member of the ice hockey team and honors program.
David is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association where he formally served as the Vice-Chair of the Young Lawyers Environmental Law Section. David is also an active member of the Constitutional Law Society and a regular volunteer for Wills for Heroes where he helps prepare estate planning documents for Chicago area police officers, fire fighters, emergency responders, and active duty military.