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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.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 80%
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Daniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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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.


    Heather Nelson Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Dwyer & McDevitt

221 North La Salle Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL, 60601


WIGood Standing200603/27/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199605/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2011 Rising StarPublishers of Chicago Magazine2011
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2011
2010 Rising StarPublishers of Chicago Magazine2010
2009 Rising StarPublishers of Chicago Magazine2009
2008 Rising StarPublishers of Chicago magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDwyer & McDevitt2004 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of John J. Dwyer, Jr.1996 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2008 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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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Publication nameTitleDate
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationChapter 1 Dram Shop Overview of Statute and Case Law2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of IowaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
You and the Law TV ProgramThe rights of pedestrians and bicyclists on the road2011