About Us

David R. Gervais 

David is the principal attorney and founder of The Law Offices of David R. Gervais. He has practiced law for over 30 years, representing individuals and families with their personal legal needs.

David graduated Bucknell University with a B.A. in philosophy. He then received a Juris Doctorate degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1981, and was Phi Alpha Delta. He was admitted to the Illinois bar and is a member of the McHenry County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.

David has been Commissioner and Past President of the Cary Park District, a Life Member and Past President of the McHenry County Historical Society, and is the current Commissioner and Past President of the McHenry County Historic Preservation Commission. 

He grew up in Crystal Lake and graduated from Crystal Lake Community High School, and he and his wife raised their three children in McHenry County. David enjoys spending time outdoors and is actively involved with local issues, including politics, historic preservation and conservation.




Carl E. Metz, II

Carl has significant litigation experience, having taken several cases to verdict negotiated 
innumerable settlements. 

Carl graduated Lewis & Clark’s Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon, J.D. in 1994 and
University of Chicago, B.A. in Economics in 1991

His practice areas include construction law, mechanics/construction liens, bond claims, commercial litigation and catastrophic loss litigation including subrogation, OSHA disputes, will and trust disputes, trade secrets, insurance law and insurance defense. Carl works with his clients to develop internal processes to manage their risks and protect their rights. He has developed unique procedures for his clients to protect their lien rights in an efficient and economical way.

Carl is a frequent lecturer and has presented before the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association (IRTBA), the Property Loss and Research Bureau (PLRB), the National Association of Credit Managers (NACM), the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) and numerous clients.




Kelly Vaclavek 

Kelly E. Vaclavek's practice areas include Family Law, Divorce and Criminal Law.

Kelly was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2007. 
She received a B.A. in communication arts and sciences with an emphasis on communicative theories from DePauw University. 
She attended the John Marshall Law School in Chicago and was a member of Phi Alpha Delta.

Kelly is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the McHenry County Bar Association. 
The mother of two sons, Kelly has lived in McHenry County for seven years. 
Her interest in both gardening and photography often inspire her to photograph the many flowers in the gardens maintained at the Law Offices.

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