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Daniel Q. Herbert

Daniel Q. Herbert is a Chicago attorney who has been recognized for his accomplishments in the courtroom by multiple distinguished organizations. 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 the Chicago Police Department for nearly ten years. He received 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 in 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 ensuing 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 expertise 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 tenure.

Dan was selected by his peers as a 2016 Leading Lawyer in Illinois and named to the 2017 and 2018 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. He was also named by his peers as a Leading Lawyer to the Business Hall of Fame.

Bar Admissions
Illinois, 2001
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2005
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2005
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2012
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2019

Certified in physiology of police officers involved in deadly force Force Science Institute
National Employment Labor Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Gold Star Families Memorial
Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
Cook County Bar Association

Commissioner and Board member of Edgebrook Sauganash Athletic Association
Founding member of St. Margaret Mary Wrestling Program
Founding member of Rambler Wrestling Program
Volunteer Coach for Thunder Travel Baseball Program
Volunteer Coach for Loyola Academy Football
Volunteer Coach for Loyola Academy Wrestling

Client Testimonials

I hired Dan to help me with a defense case and he handled it extremely well. His prices, professionalism, and communication were impeccable. I'm astounded, but not surprised, that someone would write a one-star review in regards to the Van Dyke case because of their political stance. Everyone deserves a fair trial and representation in our country! If you were not represented by Dan Herbert - don't write a bad review and try and ruin a man's professional reputation.
Rent Chicago
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"Drop a dime and Dan's in time!" Dan is a great attorney and it doesn't hurt that he looks sensational in a Sergio Georgini custom-fit suit with matching leather zip-up ankle boots. Dan helped me to make the enlightened decision not to show up on the witness stand while hopped-up on prescription medications. It sounded counter-intuitive to mine ears, but I listened to Dan and everything turned out great in the end and I was able to resume my career as a franchise-pizza-chain magician (Though even under oath, I'll never tell how I can make a cigarette go through a quarter!). Thanks, Dan!
John Glynn
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I am writing this review to tell everyone about the the terrific experience I've had with the Herbert law firm. In 2018, I was wrongfully disqualified from consideration to the Chicago police department. I hired Herbert law firm for my appeal. My attorney Kelly did a terrific job of representing me during the hearing even on less than 24 hours notice. Her defense at the hearing was excellent as she poked major holes through the city's very flimsy case which consisted of a single sheet of paper listing a few minor disciplinary actions over the course of my 11 year career as a corrections officer in New Jersey. Had it not been for masterful legal representation, my hopes of becoming a Chicago police officer would have been taken away from me, and very unjustly so. To Kelly and everyone at Herbert law firm, thank you so very much. You have done more for me than I could have possibly hoped for. If anyone is in a similar situation, I strongly recommend hiring them. You will not regret it.
D !
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For unknown reasons to this day our first lawyer slowly faded from communicating with us which cost us a great deal of time and energy, so, retaining a new lawyer wasn't something we looked forward to. We didn't know who to turn to or what direction to even look. After asking around we were eventually referred to the Herbert Law firm. Thankfully, the referral was exactly what we needed. Dan is approachable and has a personable demeanor that we felt was so important when communicating and planning to what ultimately were life-changing decisions. His team was there when Dan couldn't be and they provided the professional services and communication that helped us stay informed. We feel lucky to have had Dan and we strongly recommend Dan and his team for those needing experience and reliable representation
Bill Thompson
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Dan and his office manager, Terri, make you feel welcome the second you walk through the door. No one knows Chicago like Dan. If you have any civil or criminal legal needs, contact Dan first.
Matthew Picchietti
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Best attorney in Chicago.
The Navy Bean
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