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Dan has more than 30 years of experience in handling a variety of civil litigation matters in state and federal courts including defending healthcare clients in medical malpractice cases, representing insurers and insureds in tort cases, and representing businesses in commercial disputes.
Dan's representation of healthcare professionals includes representation in disciplinary proceedings with the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation. He has defended nursing homes and long-term care facilities in negligence actions and actions brought under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act arising out of pressure sores, falls, weight losses, and errors in recordkeeping. He has also defended attorneys and other professionals in actions based on claims of professional negligence, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, and fraud.
Dan has represented numerous insurance companies and self-insured entities in the defense of personal injury and property damage claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, product liability, toxic torts, and environmental contamination.
Dan's commercial litigation experience includes representing corporations and individuals in business litigation involving breach of contract, breach of employment agreements, breach of warranties, and breach of shareholder and other corporate agreements.
After beginning his legal career in Columbus, Ohio, with Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, Dan has been in private practice in Urbana-Champaign since 1986 and was a partner in two firms. Dan joined Heyl Royster in 2013. He is an AV-rated attorney by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is recognized as a "Leading Lawyer" in Illinois.
Dan has been active in the Illinois State Bar Association. He is a past Chair of the Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council and the Insurance Law Section Council. He is currently a member of the Tort Law Section Council. He has authored numerous articles for ISBA publications.