Daniel R. Whiston

Partner
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Overview

Dan has earned the reputation of being an aggressive litigator over his nearly 20 year career. He serves as the co-chair of the SmithAmundsen's General Liability Service Group overseeing the firm's highly regarded team of litigators. Dan's litigation and trial experience includes representation of clients in civil, corporate, municipal, financial services, life insurance and annuities, banking, nonprofit, premises liability, automobile, contracts and school law matters. A successful trial attorney, Dan listens and understands his clients’ concerns before partnering with them to determine the best course of action.

When not working or spending time with his family, Dan serves on the boards of several charitable foundations that support medical research for neuro-muscular conditions. He is the founding member of a 501(c)(3) that funds cutting edge research in developing treatments for rare diseases. In this role, he directly communicates with scientists and pharmaceutical companies across the United States and Europe.  Dan has served on the board of directors and as general counsel for the Kane County Bar Association.

Experience

Membership & Involvement

  • Member: Illinois State Bar Association; DuPage County Bar Association; Kane County Bar Association, Board of Directors; Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel; Education Advisory Board, Joshua Frase Foundation.

Honors

  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers list: 2018, 2019
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" list: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Selected by the Leading Lawyers Network as an “Emerging Lawyer” in personal injury defense law: general
  • Received the Outstanding New Lawyer Award at the Kane County Bar Association in 2012

Resources & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Education

The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2005

University of Illinois, B.A., 1998

Admissions

  • Illinois
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