Daniel Q. Herbert has been recognized for his accomplishments in the courtroom by multiple distinguished organizations. Dan was selected by his peers as a 2016 Leading Lawyer in Illinois and named to the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers & Rising list. In addition, Dan was selected to the prestigious list of the 2015 Global Directory of Who’s Who, Top Lawyer. In 2014, Dan was named to the prominent list of “Top 100 National Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers Association for all his success. He was also selected for a Lifetime Achievement by America’s Top 100 Attorneys®. Less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the US receive this honor and he was also named by his peers as a Leading Lawyer to the Business Hall of Fame.
Born and raised on Chicago’s Northside, Dan followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming a Chicago police officer and working as a member of Chicago’s Police Department for nearly ten years, receiving numerous awards, including a Distinguished Service Award for his role in the shooting apprehension of a dangerous offender. Dan was named after his father’s first partner, Daniel Quinnan, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in 1966. During his tenure on the CPD, he attended night school and earned a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Lewis University, then enrolled in law school and earned his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law.
After earning his law degree, Dan left the CPD and went to work as a Cook County Prosecutor for the following four years. As an assistant state’s attorney, he began by prosecuting DUIs and his continuous hard work and success saw him promoted to the Felony Narcotics Unit where he handled street level and long-term conspiracy cases. He spent his final year in the Felony Trial Division, prosecuting violent crimes including armed robberies, criminal sexual assaults and murders, serving as lead attorney in over 100 trials and further developing his skill as a litigator and an aggressive advocate.
Given the opportunity to serve as in-house counsel for the Fraternal Order of Police, Dan left the state’s attorney office and presided over Chicago Lodge #7 for the ensuing five years. His diverse practice involved the representation of hundreds of officers in criminal, civil, labor and administrative proceedings throughout his five year tenure at the FOP.
Dan lives on the Northside of Chicago with his wife and four children.
Dan is a member of the Chicago Bar Association.
"I understand that accusations are nothing more than that. I think that’s something my clients like. They realize that I’m not going to simply look at an allegation and assume that it occurred."