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Daniel S. Chamberlain

About me

In 2012, Daniel S. Chamberlain was named one of the Top 50 Indiana lawyers and is a member of a select group of attorneys that is Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. These distinctions are earned following extensive trial experience, examination and references provided by members of the Judiciary, lawyers and clients.

Daniel S. Chamberlain serves on the Executive Committee and Board of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), Brain Injury Association of Indiana (BIAI) and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. Dan is honored to serve as the 2014 Chair of the BIAA, located in Washington, D.C., and will  lead its organization and Affiliate Chapters in 30 States, including Indiana and North Carolina, where Dan is fully licensed to practice law.  Dan has been the corporate sponsor of BIAI since 2000.

Cohen & Malad, LLP is a preeminent law firm representing, in part,  the wrongfully injured and killed.  While our law firm is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, we truly have a national, respected presence presence in the United States with over 20 highly skilled attorneys and fantastic support staff.   Many of our cases are referrals from former clients, referrals or co-counsel arrangement with our peers and the medical profession.  I am rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory as well as Cohen & Malad, LLP, meaning that other lawyers attest that our lawyers have the highest competency and ethics in the practice of personal injury and wrongful death law.  This distinction separates the Cohen & Malad from other lawyers that represent the catastrophically injured or killed.

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Also, ask about our client testimonials as well as video answers to frequently asked questions.  Please know that my paralegal, Nicole and support staff, stand ready to answer your questions too.  




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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    24 years, 600 cases
  2. Birth Injury: 15%
    24 years, 50 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 15%
    24 years, 50 cases
  4. Brain Injury: 15%
    24 years, 150 cases
  5. Medical Malpractice: 15%
    24 years, 50 cases



Contingent (33%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Steven C. Laird

    I heartily endorse this lawyer. Dan Chamberlain is an outstanding attorney with many successful cases to his credit. He is nationally recognized in handling very serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, and speaks to and instructs lawyers all over the country. I have personally seen some of his results, and they are impressive. He truly takes care of his clients.


    Steven Laird Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John Elliott Leighton

    I endorse Dan Chamberlain. Over a period of more than 15 years I have had the opportunity to observe and work with Dan on complex cases, as well as teach trial skills to lawyers throughout the country. I have seen first hand what an outstanding, skilled and compassionate lawyer Dan Chamberlain is. I have co-counseled cases with him and worked side-by-side on catastrophic injury cases, including a very difficult case involving a young paraplegic. Dan understands personal injury trial law and has the respect of his peers and judiciary. His clients are very fortunate to have his skill behind their case. I wholeheartedly endorse him.


    John Leighton Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Cohen & Malad, LLP

One Indiana Square, Suite 1400
(Pennsylvania & Ohio Streets)
Indianapolis, IN, 46204


AZActive 201304/02/2016
INActive In Good Standing199207/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 50 Indiana Personal Injury LawyerSuperlawyers2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Cum LaudeBall State University1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCohen & Malad, LLP2014 - Present
PartnerDoehrman & Chamberlain1992 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2011 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard Certified Civil Trial Practice Advocate2010 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard Certified Civil Trial Advocate2010 - Present
Brain Injury Association of AmericaChair2010 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeSustaining Member2010 - Present
Melvin M. Belli SocietyMember2008 - Present
Indiana Trial Lawyers AssociationExecutive Commitee & Treasurer2007 - Present
Academy of Catastrophic Injury AttorneysMember2005 - Present
Multi Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2001 - Present
Sagamore Inns of CourtMember1998 - Present
Rotary Club of FishersMember1997 - Present
Brain Injury Association of IndianaExecutive Committee1995 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationMember House of Delegates1995 - Present
American Association for Justice, Leaders ForumFormer Chair Motor Vehicle, Highway and Premises Section1992 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationFormer Board of Governors2006 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brain Injury/Fractures$2,000,000 (Policy Limits)
Sexual Molestation of a MinorConfidential
Wrongful Death/Products LiabilityWin at Supreme Court!
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial MagazineLiquor Liability and Dram Shop Treatise2014
Verdict MagazineAdmissibility of Surveillance Tapes2010
Verdict MagazineLitigation Strategies in Cases Involving Assisted Care Facilities2008
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Pitfalls2008
Verdict MagazineEffectively Preparing Witnesses2008
Verdict MagazineJury Consultant or Mock Trial2008
Verdict MagazineAdmissibility of Chiropractic Testimony2007
Indiana LawyerAdministration Amends Driver Safety Rules2005
Trial MagazineFederal Trucking Rules Amendments2004
Indiana LawyerPremises Liability Standards2000
Indiana LawyerTrucking Litigation1999
Indiana LawyerSeat Belt Defense1999
Trial MagazineTruck Cases: Rules of the Road1998
Trial MagazineWorking with Co-Counsel1998
Indiana LawyerJury Prejudice in Civil Litigation1997
Brain Injury Association of IndianaBrain Injury and Liens1997
Verdict MagazineThe Professional Truck Driver1996
Res Gestae (Indiana State Bar Association)A Practitioner's Guide to Filing a Tort Claim1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Litigation SeriesExpert Witness - Qualifications and Admissibility2015
Lifetime Achievement SeminarProof of Brain Injury in Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation2015
Brain Injury: Washington State Convention CenterBrain Injury - Neuro Diagnostic Imaging2015
Brain Injury SeminarBrain Injury - Trends in Litigation, Columbia, SC2015
Annual ConferencePremises Liability - Standards and Codes to Prove your Case, Montreal, Canada2015
Annual Brain Injury ConferenceTrends in Brain Injury2015
State ConferenceLaw Enforcement: Brain Injury Advocacy and Awareness2014
Specialty WebinarNFL/NCAA Class Action2014
Professionalism SeminarProfessionalism, Civility and the Courts2014
Lifetime Achievement SeminarTraumatic Brain Injury: Ethics2014
ConvocationDefensive Driving and Roadway Safety2014
Regional SeminarLiquor Liability: From Start to Finish2013
Litigation SectionLitigation Trial Skills Series: Experts2013
Lifetime Achievement SeminarExpert Ethics in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases2013
Applied ProfessionalismApplied Professionalism Seminar2013
Annual ConferenceEvidence Destruction and Inferred Liability2013
Annual ConferenceBrain Injury Advocacy Update: Indiana as a National Leader2013
Trucking LItigation SeminarCommon Pitfalls in Handling Truck Cases2012
Spring SeminarAttorney Liens2012
Premises Liability SeminarDiscovery and Thematic Development in a Premises Liability Seminar2012
Applied Professionalism SeminarApplied Professionalism2012
Trucking LitigationSafety and Claims Seminar2011
Personal InjuryAdvianced Personal Injury Strategies at Trial2011
New Orleans Jazz FestInadequate Security2011
Mountain MagicPaid v. Incurred Medical Expenses2011
Winning DepositionsSealing Off the Exits2010
Trucking Litigation SeminarSuing Canadian and Mexican Based Commercial Motor Vehicle Carriers2010
Personal InjuryMedical Evidence: Issues and Strategies2010
Lifetime Achievement SeminarTruck Crash Cases2010
Annual InstituteSurveillance Videos: Evidence or Fiction?2010
Personal Injury CasesEffectively Using Medical Evidence in Court2009
Lifetime Achievement SeminarMaximizing Damages at Trial2009
Grand RoundsRepresenting Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Survivors2009
Annual InstituteHow to Win a Premises Liability Case2009
Annual ConventionClosing Argument2009
Trucking Litigation SeminarApplication of Federal Motor Carrier Regulations to Trucking Cases2008
Grand RoundsEssential Legal Information for Parents and Adolescents with Brain Injuries2008
Catastrohic Injury ConferenceMedical Strategies in Personal Injury Cases2008
Brain and Spinal Cord Injury SeminarCalculating and Proving Damages2008
Lifetime Achievement SeminarAdvance Premises Liability2007
Catastrophic Injury CasesMedical Evidence in Court2007
Bench Bar ConferenceTales from Legal Legends2007