Daniel J. McDevitt joined the Law Offices of John Dwyer in 1996. He attended DePaul University College of Law after graduating from the University of Iowa in 1993. He graduated from DePaul in 1996 and was licensed to practice in both Illinois State Courts and Illinois Federal Courts. Dan was also licensed to practice in Wisconsin in 2006.
Dan represents clients who have suffered serious personal injury and wrongful death. Dan has resolved a wide range of personal injury claims through mediation, settlement and trial, including claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and medical malpractice. In 2004, Dan was made a partner and the firm name was changed to Dwyer & McDevitt, Ltd., to reflect the partnership.
Dan is a member of the American Association of Justice, Illinois State Bar Association and Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association. Dan is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, a prestigious group of trial lawyers with experience handling cases in excess of one million dollars in value. In 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, Dan was named a Rising Star by Law and Politics and the publishers of the Chicago Magazine, a distinction given to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the State of Illinois.
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I have defended several cases in which Dan has represented an injured party. Although this renders us as opponents, I have only high praise for Dan. I have yet to come across another attorney so prepared and organized. He extends the highest level of professional courtesy and is extremely easy to work with. His competence and good nature pays off for his clients - of that I have no doubt. He wastes no time and misses no issue. I hold Dan in the highest professional and personal regard.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1996||11/12/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2011 Rising Star||Publishers of Chicago Magazine||2011|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2011|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2011|
|2010 Rising Star||Publishers of Chicago Magazine||2010|
|2009 Rising Star||Publishers of Chicago Magazine||2009|
|2008 Rising Star||Publishers of Chicago magazine||2008|
|Partner||Dwyer & McDevitt||2004 - Present|
|Associate||Law Offices of John J. Dwyer, Jr.||1996 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Million Dollar Advocates Forum||Member||2008 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||N/A|
|Elderly pedestrian hit by a car||$2,350,000 settlement|
|Estate of Martin Medina||$3,725,000|
|Robert S.||$720,000 settlement|
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|Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education||Chapter 1 Dram Shop Overview of Statute and Case Law||2012|
|DePaul University College of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|University of Iowa||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|You and the Law TV Program||The rights of pedestrians and bicyclists on the road||2011|