Daniel J. McDevitt

Daniel J. McDevitt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

McDevitt Law Offices, P.C.
 | 221 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-332-0072
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Daniel J. McDevitt joined the Law Offices of John J. Dwyer, Jr., P.C. in 1996. He attended DePaul University College of Law after graduating from the University of Iowa in 1993. He graduated from DePaul in 1996 and was licensed to practice in both Illinois State Courts and Illinois Federal Courts. Dan was also licensed to practice in Wisconsin in 2006.

Dan has represented clients who have suffered serious personal injury and wrongful death since he was first licensed. Dan has handled and resolved a wide range of personal injury claims through mediation, arbitration, settlement and trial.  This includes claims arising from car, truck and motorcycle accidents, premises liability and medical malpractice. In 2004, Dan was made a partner and the firm name was changed to Dwyer & McDevitt to reflect the partnership.  John Dwyer retired on January 1, 2015 and the firm name was changed to McDevitt Law Offices, P.C. to reflect John's retirement.  

Dan is a member of the American Association of Justice, Illinois State Bar Association and Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association. Dan is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, a prestigious group of trial lawyers with experience handling cases in excess of one million dollars in value. In 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, Dan was named a Rising Star by Law and Politics and the publishers of the Chicago Magazine, a distinction given to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the State of Illinois. In 2011, Dan was named one of the Top 40 under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers, an invitation only professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys. No more than 40 lawyers per state are asked to join the organization.

Dan has appeared on television on the CBA program "You and the Law" to discuss the rights of pedestrians and bicyclists on the roadway.  He is also written professionally on the recovery of damages from a bar or drunk driver pursuant to the Dram Shop Act.  

Avvo, an online lawyer directory, has rated Dan a “10.0/10.0-Superb”, the highest possible rating. The Avvo rating is based upon years in practice, disciplinary history, industry recognition and professional achievements.  

Martindale-Hubbell Ratings provides peer reviews of lawyers and law firms for consumers and professionals. Through a peer review rating process Martindale-Hubbell has rated Dan “5 out of 5, AV-Preeminent,” it’s highest rating. The rating is based upon legal knowledge, analytical ability, judgment, communication ability and legal experience.  The rating also suggests the highest ethical standards.  The AV-Preeminent rating is awarded to less than 5% of the attorneys practicing in the United States.  

About Daniel McDevitt

Admitted: 1996, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.mcdevittlawoffices.com/firm-overview/

Honors and Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell Ratings provides peer reviews of lawyers and law firms for consumers and professionals. Through a peer review rating process Martindale-Hubbell has rated Dan “5 out of 5, AV-Preeminent,” it’s highest rating. The rating is based upon legal knowledge, analytical ability, judgment, communication ability and legal experience.  The rating also suggests the highest ethical standards.  The AV-Preeminent rating is awarded to less than 5% of the attorneys practicing in the United States., AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell, 2013
  • Avvo, an online lawyer directory, has rated Dan a “10.0/10.0-Superb”, the highest possible rating. The Avvo rating is based upon years in practice, disciplinary history, industry recognition and professional achievements.., 10/10 Suburb Rating, Avvo, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association, American Association for Justice, Illinois State Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Writer, Chapter 1 Dram Shop Overview of Statute and Case Law, IICLE, 2012
  • Guest on the CBA sponsored You and the Law television program entitled "The rights of pedestrians and bicyclists on the road.", Television Appearance, You and the Law TV Program, CBA, 2011

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $3,450,000.00 settlement for a client who suffered vision loss as the result of a surgical error. $2,350,000.00 settlement for an elderly client who suffered broken bones in her face and post-traumatic dementia after being hit by a truck while crossing the street. $3,725,000.00 for the estate of a married father of two children who died when he either fell from or jumped off the running board on a moving tow truck. Defendant offered $50,000.00 before trial. • $1,250,000.00 settlement for an over-the-road truck driver who suffered aggravation of preexisting degenerative changes in his neck and lower back as the result of a rear-end tractor trailer collision. • $1,200,000.00 settlement of a medical malpractice case for a client who suffered compartment syndrome as a result of a surgical error during a procedure to prepare a tibial fracture. • $690,000.00 settlement for a client who suffered aggravation of preexisting degenerative changes in her back as the result of being hit by a car. • $1,155,392.00 verdict for a client who was injured when the car he was driving was hit by debris discarded by a dump truck trailer which had toppled over onto its side. The client suffered a herniated lumbar disc at L5-S1 which required surgery. No settlement offer before trial. • $600,000.00 arbitration award for client who suffered a broken arm in a car accident. The defendant offered $150,000.00 before arbitration. • $1,000,000.00 settlement of a medical malpractice action for the stillbirth of a baby who died as the result of mismanaged shoulder dystocia at birth. • $720,000.00 settlement for a client who suffered facial fractures after a collision between his motorcycle and a truck. • $700,000.00 for a client who suffered aggravation of preexisting complex regional pain syndrome after a low speed motor vehicle accident.    

Educational Background:

  • 1993 University of Iowa, B.A. 1996 Depaul University College of Law, J.D.
Office Location for Daniel J. McDevitt

221 North LaSalle Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601

 

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Last Updated: 11/7/2017

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