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Daniel S. Chamberlain

Car accident Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

4.7   13 reviews

also known as Dan Chamberlain


Licensed for 30 years

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About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    31%
    Our Indianapolis based law practice is recognized nationally for our dedication and client advocacy to representing only those that have been wrongfully injured or killed and their families whether in Indiana or elsewhere. I am licensed to practice

    30 years, 300 cases

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    Our Indianapolis based law practice is recognized nationally for our dedication and client advocacy to representing only those that have been wrongfully injured or killed and their families whether in Indiana or elsewhere. I am licensed to practice in Indiana, North Carolina and Arizona. See our case results and client testimonials to learn about our skill, compassion and results or call with your questions.

    30 years, 300 cases

  3. Brain injury
    28%
    Dan represents those that have suffered an anoxic event, typically at birth (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)) or a lack of oxygen during surgery. Also, Dan was Chair of the Brain Injury Association of America and Indiana.

  4. Wrongful death
    11%
    Indiana has three mutually exclusive wrongful death statutes which control claims involving children, adults and adults that pass with surviving dependents.

    30 years, 50 cases

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.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM DAN?

  • Proven resuts in and out of the Courtroom
  • Personal Service
  • Responsiveness
  • Expertise: Type of legal skill you can expect from those with national recognition by other attorneys, judges and clients
  • Responsibility
  • Caring and support, during the case and after

Daniel S. Chamberlain serves on the Board and Past Chair of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) and Brain Injury Association of Indiana (BIAI).  Dan was honored to serve as the 2014-2016 Chair of the BIAA, located in Washington, D.C., and lead its organization and Affiliate Chapters in 30 States, including Indiana and North Carolina, where Dan is fully licensed to practice law.  Dan has also been a corporate sponsor of BIAI.

Mr. Chamberlain is also very involved in the INDIANA TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION where he has served as an Officer, Executive Committee member and PRESIDENT OF ITLA IN 2017-18. ITLA is dedicated to "Do the right things, for the right reason to protect everyone ... no exception."

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 AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory as well as Cohen & Malad, LLP, meaning that other lawyers and Judicial Officers 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.

 Learn more about Dan and Cohen & Malad, LLP at http://www.CohenandMalad.com/attorneys/Daniel-S-Chamberlain/ or specifics on brain injury from the Indiana Lawyer here  http://www.theindianalawyer.com/chamberlain-brain-injury-awareness-month-highlights-affects-on-survivors-/PARAMS/article/36567

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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Licensed for 30 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 10/03/2022
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 1992
Updated 10/12/2022
State AZ
Status Inactive
Acquired 2013
Updated 09/18/2022

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
Posted by Susie | January 20, 2013
Dan is the man.
Dan is an excellent advocate for my son. When I called Dan he was there within the hour and has been there for my son ever since. His professionalism is without reproach. I don't know what I would have done without Dan's help and support during the whole legal process. When ever i call to talk to Dan he is always there to answer any questions or just give moral support. We could not have found a better lawyer or a lawyer to take the time needed for our case.
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Posted by Betina | January 17, 2013
Wrongful death by drunk driver
Mr. Chamberlain is a very kind and considerate man. He is empathetic and sympathetic and always available when needed. He is extremely knowledgable I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Dan | July 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Medical Malpractice
Dan was a pleasure to work with! Very thorough and always kept me informed about the case, I had a chance to work with him over a few years' time and honestly he couldn't have handled anything better. Highly recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by Laurie | May 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
1 of 2 BEST attorneys EVER!!!
First I would like to apologize for I am not an articulate writer, but I pray that I can do justice in painting the masterpiece portrait of Mr. Daniel S. Chamberlain (aka Sir Dan). He is more than 5 stars...Sir Dan is a million star+ attorney!! I know people are thinking "An attorney that good, Impossible!". Well...I have had to deal with way too many attorneys/lawyers in my 54yrs of life and NEVER found one that I felt a like or trust for-UNTIL a horrific accident brought Sir Dan into my life. I thank God everyday for sending me a Guardian Angel disguised as Dan Chamberlain. You see, I had trust issues when it came to attorneys and Sir Dan was no exception, but his persistent personality overcame ALL of my skepticisms and made me believe that truly genuine and caring attorneys DO exist (AND I thought that was an IMPOSSIBLE feat)!! Dan Chamberlain is a very professional, articulate and dedicated attorney. His vast knowledge and impeccable work ethic are just a few more of his endearing qualities. Dan has the ability to take all the legal verbiage and convey it in a way that you understand it and you feel empowered to make informed decisions. He was so thorough and worked so diligently that NO stone was left unturned and NO avenue left undiscovered. Dan Chamberlain made a terrible accident less traumatic with his compassion, empathy and positive attitude. He was always just a phone call away with emotional support beyond measure. QUALITIES I would use to describe Dan Chamberlain are: Professional Compassionate Dedicated Diligent Caring Determined Personable Knowledgeable Experienced Thorough Trustworthy Confident Amiable Articulate EXTREMELY GENUINE and yes, Funny. Finally-- If you ever find yourself in need of an attorney with the above qualities and his expertise--YOU could NEVER be in better hands than those of Mr. Daniel S. Chamberlain. I trust him with me and my family's life. Thank you and Bless you Sir Dan and Dave.
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Posted by Pamela | April 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tripped over an obstacle
Dan did a great job getting my medical Paid for and the “pain and suffering” Having broken my hand after tripping on a Comsat block used to hold a door open.
Posted by Lesa | April 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brain damage
Dan, is a excellent attorney he fought for my daughter an was very successful.
Posted by Valorie | April 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dan Chamberlain
Dan did a fantastic job helping our family through a very difficult time. He was attentive to our concerns, as well as compassionate and responsiveness to our current and future needs. We were very pleased with his work and would recommend Dan to our family and friends.
Posted by Liz | April 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business owner
Dan Chamberlain represented my husband & me on the very complicated & nuanced NFL concussion litigation. Understanding the settlement language and qualifying diagnoses was very difficult & confusing; Dan streamlined the process and walked us through everything. He’s incredibly bright, patient, knowledgeable and empathetic to his clients. We found him to be very focused and tenacious when it came to our individual case. He treated my husband with the utmost decency and respect as we churned through the unwieldy claims process. His steady hand and strategic planning resulted in our claim being paid out. We received an award due to Dan’s tenacity and ability to stay the course in very difficult circumstances.
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Posted by Adam | April 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Dan did an excellent job of representing me and was very thorough in his process of moving my case forward to conclusion. Despite my own anxiety, at times, Dan was very good at being supportive while staying focused on the goal.
Posted by Diana | April 11, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Expert consultant
My husband was seriously injured in an automobile accident that was no fault of his own. He was airlifted to a major trauma center and eventually recovered thanks to good medical care. Upon our request to identify potential legal remedies, Attorney D. Chamberlain of Indianapolis, Indiana responded rapidly by securing a competent attorney in South Carolina. Mr Chamberlain was understanding, kind and explained the legal process to us and provided us with various options. The two worked as a team and secured a surprisingly very positive result. I would have no problem referring friends to this attorney.
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Posted by Sarah | April 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My defense lawyer
Dan Chamberland is A awesome lawyer whom have been there for me and my family from the time I met him. He is honest , hard working. He made sure he with me every step of the way. He is one lawyer whom I would recommend to any one who is in need of a lawyer.
Posted by Phil | April 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Accident on sidewalk in Chicago
My family was involved in an accident on a Sidewalk in Chicago. My wife sustained serious head trauma. We feel very fortunate to have been put into contact with Dan through a friend of my sons. Dan brought in a fantastic attorney in the Chicago area, and we had a very good outcome.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wasted my time failed my case
Mr. Chamberlain worked on my medical malpractice case for more than three years. At the beginning, he claimed he had very good network of medical experts who were especially experienced in the cases like mine, and would be retained to work on my case. He sounded very confident. I provided numerous documents, and my own notes to him over the years. However, I doubt he ever hired any medical experts to study my case. More than two years into the case, when the time is up to file a formal complaint to the state department of insurance, his office sent me the document, which looked like a quick draft with many missing and incorrect things. I had to review and make lots of additions and corrections. He then incorporated my input, edited more, and filed it hastily. I understand my English writing is very poor, but the formal document of complaint was not much better than my writing. A few months later, after received the defendant's submission, Mr. Chamberlain immediately admitted defeat, although all of the defendant's arguments were based on the facts that were included in the documents he had received from me. The defendant retained three medical professionals to write supporting opinions for them (we retained none). The defendant's submission was very well prepared and organized. It's a coordinated work of multiple experts. Dr. Chamberlain told me he would NOT respond to the defendant's submission. I had to spend another painful night to write my response and ask him to submit it for me, knowing that I don't have the knowledge and ability to fight with a group of experts retained by the defendant. After the anticipated opinion of medical review panel was notified him, he told me that he would withdraw his appearance and ask me to sign an agreement to dismiss the case.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cohen & Malad, LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Doehrman & Chamberlain
  • 1992 - 2014

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Sexual Molestation of a Minor
  • Confidential
  • Dram Shop/Liquor Liability/Wrongful Death
  • Win at Supreme Court!
  • Wrongful Death/Products Liability
  • Win at Supreme Court!
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Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Brain Injury Association of America
  • Chair
  • 2010 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Practice Advocate
  • 2010 - Present
  • Melvin M. Belli Society
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Executive Commitee & Treasurer
  • 2007 - Present
  • Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Sagamore Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Fishers
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Brain Injury Association of Indiana
  • Executive Committee
  • 1995 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member House of Delegates
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Leaders Forum
  • Former Chair Motor Vehicle, Highway and Premises Section
  • 1992 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Former Board of Governors
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 50 Indiana Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Superlawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • Cum Laude
  • Ball State University
  • 1989

Publications

  • Trial Magazine
  • Liquor Liability and Dram Shop Treatise
  • 2014
  • Verdict Magazine
  • Admissibility of Surveillance Tapes
  • 2010
  • Verdict Magazine
  • Litigation Strategies in Cases Involving Assisted Care Facilities
  • 2008
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Pitfalls
  • 2008
  • Verdict Magazine
  • Effectively Preparing Witnesses
  • 2008
  • Verdict Magazine
  • Jury Consultant or Mock Trial
  • 2008
  • Verdict Magazine
  • Admissibility of Chiropractic Testimony
  • 2007
  • Indiana Lawyer
  • Administration Amends Driver Safety Rules
  • 2005
  • Trial Magazine
  • Federal Trucking Rules Amendments
  • 2004
  • Indiana Lawyer
  • Premises Liability Standards
  • 2000
  • Indiana Lawyer
  • Trucking Litigation
  • 1999
  • Indiana Lawyer
  • Seat Belt Defense
  • 1999
  • Trial Magazine
  • Truck Cases: Rules of the Road
  • 1998
  • Trial Magazine
  • Working with Co-Counsel
  • 1998
  • Indiana Lawyer
  • Jury Prejudice in Civil Litigation
  • 1997
  • Brain Injury Association of Indiana
  • Brain Injury and Liens
  • 1997
  • Verdict Magazine
  • The Professional Truck Driver
  • 1996
  • Res Gestae (Indiana State Bar Association)
  • A Practitioner's Guide to Filing a Tort Claim
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Litigation Series
  • Expert Witness - Qualifications and Admissibility
  • 2015
  • Lifetime Achievement Seminar
  • Proof of Brain Injury in Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation
  • 2015
  • Brain Injury: Washington State Convention Center
  • Brain Injury - Neuro Diagnostic Imaging
  • 2015
  • Brain Injury Seminar
  • Brain Injury - Trends in Litigation, Columbia, SC
  • 2015
  • Annual Conference
  • Premises Liability - Standards and Codes to Prove your Case, Montreal, Canada
  • 2015
  • Annual Brain Injury Conference
  • Trends in Brain Injury
  • 2015
  • State Conference
  • Law Enforcement: Brain Injury Advocacy and Awareness
  • 2014
  • Specialty Webinar
  • NFL/NCAA Class Action
  • 2014
  • Professionalism Seminar
  • Professionalism, Civility and the Courts
  • 2014
  • Lifetime Achievement Seminar
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Ethics
  • 2014
  • Convocation
  • Defensive Driving and Roadway Safety
  • 2014
  • Regional Seminar
  • Liquor Liability: From Start to Finish
  • 2013
  • Litigation Section
  • Litigation Trial Skills Series: Experts
  • 2013
  • Lifetime Achievement Seminar
  • Expert Ethics in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
  • 2013
  • Applied Professionalism
  • Applied Professionalism Seminar
  • 2013
  • Annual Conference
  • Evidence Destruction and Inferred Liability
  • 2013
  • Annual Conference
  • Brain Injury Advocacy Update: Indiana as a National Leader
  • 2013
  • Trucking LItigation Seminar
  • Common Pitfalls in Handling Truck Cases
  • 2012
  • Spring Seminar
  • Attorney Liens
  • 2012
  • Premises Liability Seminar
  • Discovery and Thematic Development in a Premises Liability Seminar
  • 2012
  • Applied Professionalism Seminar
  • Applied Professionalism
  • 2012
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Safety and Claims Seminar
  • 2011
  • Personal Injury
  • Advianced Personal Injury Strategies at Trial
  • 2011
  • New Orleans Jazz Fest
  • Inadequate Security
  • 2011
  • Mountain Magic
  • Paid v. Incurred Medical Expenses
  • 2011
  • Winning Depositions
  • Sealing Off the Exits
  • 2010
  • Trucking Litigation Seminar
  • Suing Canadian and Mexican Based Commercial Motor Vehicle Carriers
  • 2010
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Evidence: Issues and Strategies
  • 2010
  • Lifetime Achievement Seminar
  • Truck Crash Cases
  • 2010
  • Annual Institute
  • Surveillance Videos: Evidence or Fiction?
  • 2010
  • Personal Injury Cases
  • Effectively Using Medical Evidence in Court
  • 2009
  • Lifetime Achievement Seminar
  • Maximizing Damages at Trial
  • 2009
  • Grand Rounds
  • Representing Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Survivors
  • 2009
  • Annual Institute
  • How to Win a Premises Liability Case
  • 2009
  • Annual Convention
  • Closing Argument
  • 2009
  • Trucking Litigation Seminar
  • Application of Federal Motor Carrier Regulations to Trucking Cases
  • 2008
  • Grand Rounds
  • Essential Legal Information for Parents and Adolescents with Brain Injuries
  • 2008
  • Catastrohic Injury Conference
  • Medical Strategies in Personal Injury Cases
  • 2008
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Seminar
  • Calculating and Proving Damages
  • 2008
  • Lifetime Achievement Seminar
  • Advance Premises Liability
  • 2007
  • Catastrophic Injury Cases
  • Medical Evidence in Court
  • 2007
  • Bench Bar Conference
  • Tales from Legal Legends
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (6)
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Brain injury Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is one of the best lawyers in the country. He has fought for the injured in significant cases in Indiana and around the country. He is very skilled and compassionate to bring justice for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Daniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Brain injury Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Trucking accident Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan is a nationally recognized expert in truck accident cases. Not only has he successfully handled many multi-million dollar truck cases, but he regularly teaches other lawyers in truck accident seminars throughout Indiana and the country."
Brain injury Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Dan for years. He is a smart, hardworking and talented attorney who does the very best for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan zealously represents and protects the interests of his clients and is one of the most thorough litigators I have worked with over the years."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Dan on several issues at the American Association for Justice. He is knowledgeable, thorough and compassionate, traits that make one a great trial lawyer."
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