Daniel J. Arnett

Chicago, IL
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  • Founding Partner

Areas Of Practice

  • Product Liability
  • Transportation Defense Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Defense
  • Insurance Coverage

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1995
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2018


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D., 1994
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A., 1990

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Better humans make better attorneys, so it is my mission to give my attorneys the opportunity and tools to become the best version of themselves as possible.

A strong, successful attorney is not one who loses control, is profane, or attacks needlessly, but rather one who stays calm in a crisis, does not take things personally, and considers obstacles as opportunities.

– Daniel Arnett

A Few of Daniel Arnett’s Favorite Things…


Riding his Fatboy Harley Davidson motorcycle.




Drumming in his band, Mostly Dave!



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Dan’s passions include: Teaching, Music, Travel, Family & Driving


  • Adjunct Professor, DePaul University College of Law
  • Speaker, DRI, Trial Tactics Seminar
  • Faculty, Defense Research Institute, Deposition Institute
  • Faculty, Defense Research Institute, Litigation Skills Course
  • Defense Research Institute, Nursing Home Seminar, Litigation Workshop
  • Defense Research Institute, ICP/PL Seminar, Litigation Workshop
  • Defense Research Institute, Product Liability Seminar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 2003 to Present
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Member, 2012 to Present
  • DRI, Member, 2000 to Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Member, 1994 to Present
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Member, 2012 to Present
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), Member, 2009 to Present
  • Defense Research Institute, Defense Research Institute, Chair, 2014
  • Defense Research Institute, Deposition Institute Program, Chair, 2016

Pro-Bono Activities

  • McGaw YMCA, Evanston, Illinois, Board of Directors, 2019 - 2022
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