Daniel J. Powell

Daniel J. Powell Partner

P 312 754 2496
1 South Dearborn Street
Suite 1430
Chicago, IL 60603
1 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1430, Chicago, IL 60603
Overview

Daniel Powell defends product manufacturers, premises owners and contractors in toxic tort litigation involving high liability claims of catastrophic injury and wrongful death.

Dan serves as national coordinating counsel (NCC) for a large industrial products company, helping direct the defense of products liability and premises claims across various active state and federal jurisdictions. In this role, he regularly collaborates with outside local counsel to develop and implement effective litigation strategies from the time the case is filed through trial.

In addition to his NCC role, Dan serves as local and regional counsel for a range of product manufacturer and contractor clients facing claims involving terminal illness and wrongful death. Tapping into his extensive litigation experience, he develops and executes innovative strategies that help his clients meet and exceed their objectives.

Dan’s clients know he protects their interests by fully assessing risk and evaluating claims, interpreting purchase agreements and insurance policies, deposing and preparing witnesses, responding to written discovery regarding sensitive corporate information and effectively arguing pre-trial motions.

He frequently participates in mediations, settlement conferences and trial dockets in jurisdictions throughout the country to reach favorable resolution for his clients.

Dan lives in a northwest suburb of Chicago with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys camping with his family, running in the local forest preserve and chasing the Peloton leaderboard. He also enjoys supporting his hometown Bucks, Brewers, Packers and Badgers.

Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court, Southern District of Illinois
Education
  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2011
  • University of Wisconsin—Madison, BA, Journalism and Mass Communication, Political Science, 2007
Recognition

Recognition

  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014, 2018–present

Involvement

  • First Municipal District Pro Bono Program in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
  • Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association 
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