I grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Montevideo, Uruguay, and moved to Kansas City, Missouri, with my parents in 1991. I attended high school in Kansas City and stayed in Missouri for college and law school - where I was International Law Society president, and participated in the Jessup International Moot Court competition. I also worked at a North Kansas City law office, mainly on criminal defense and civil litigation. Following graduation, I worked as a legislative analyst in Jefferson City, MO, until moving to Chicago in 2004 to work as a community organizer with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. I have stayed in Chicago since, working as a union representative, and as a political consultant until making my way back to the law.
In 2008 I began working at a small firm in Little Village, almost exclusively on immigration cases of a diverse nature, and in January 2009 I started my own practice – focusing mainly on removal defense and cases involving criminal issues. In the Summer of 2013 I became an associate with Maria Baldini-Potermin & Associates, P.C.
I try to devote time to pro bono work and political advocacy for immigrants. I am an avid fan of soccer and rugby, and serve on the boards of directors of the Argentina Chicago Foundation and AFOW, and on the “junior board” of Urban Initiatives.
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Licensed since 2005
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I have known Attorney Daniel Thomann for a number of years and attended many CBA functions with him. I reached out to Counsel Thomann on a few occasions to discuss some elaborate immigration cases and analyze attendant issues. I was always impressed with his excellent analytical ability and knowledge of U.S. immigration law to assist clients. In my opinion, Attorney Daniel Thomann is a splendid,diligent, respectful and capable choice for handling various immigration issues for clients, not to mention his flawless use of the Spanish language.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2007||05/14/2015|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2005||01/08/2013|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Distinguished Service Award||Chicago Volunteer Legal Services||2009|
|CALI Excellence For The Future - International Law||CALI||2002|
|Attorney/Owner||daniel thomann, p.c.||2015 - Present|
|Associate||Law Offices of Azita M. Mojarad, P.C.||2013 - 2013|
|Associate||Maria Baldini-Potermin & Associates, P.C.||2013 - 2015|
|Attorney/Owner||daniel thomann, p.c.||2009 - 2013|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois||Public Protection Committee Chair||2012 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Human Rights Committee Legislative Liaison||2011 - Present|
|Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois||N/A||2010 - Present|
|AILA - American Immigration Lawyers Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||No Value||2007 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Missouri Bar||N/A||2005 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Truman State University||Spanish||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Chicago Bar Association, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee||Post-Conviction Relief: The interplay of immigration and criminal law and the challenge of successfully obtaining post-conviction relief in Illinois after People v. Carrera, 239 Ill. 2d 241, 940 N.E.2d 1111 (2010).||2012|
|Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions: The Effect of Padilla v. Kentucky on Your Practice||Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions and Post-Conviction Relief||2011|