Dan has a passion for helping clients solve difficult problems. With almost a decade of legal experience, Dan has represented clients in commercial, product liability, and constitutional litigation and has tried a number of jury trials to verdict in Chicago. With every case, Dan works to understand his client’s goals, and helps them achieve those goals with a healthy dose of tenacity, preparation, and common sense. Dan is known for his friendly and enthusiastic personality, but also for his tireless and assertive approach to litigation for his clients. As a natural teacher and communicator, Dan looks for ways to present his clients’ cases in a sincere and persuasive way that everyday people on a jury can identify with.
In addition to his work in the courtroom, Dan has deposed many fact and expert witnesses, and briefed and won dispositive motions in venues across the county. Before joining the firm, Dan was a solo-practitioner, an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the City of Chicago’s Federal Civil Rights Litigation Division, and an associate at a large, national law firm where he worked on cases around the country.
Dan graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School where he was a member of a law journal and won the second-year mock trial competition. He completed his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, with honors and summa cum laude, and he received the Outstanding Major Award and the Vice Chancellor’s Outstanding Leadership Award.
Dan lives with his wife in Chicago. Outside of work, he volunteers with the Lawndale Christian Legal Center helping to teach at-risk students trial advocacy and job readiness skills and works with adults reentering society from prison through the Michael Barlow Center.