Daniel Q. Herbert

Daniel Q. Herbert

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Administrative Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

The Herbert Law Firm
 | 206 S. Jefferson, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: 312-655-7660
Fax: 312-655-7661
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Administrative Law (20%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Family Law (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%)
Attorney Profile

Daniel Q. Herbert is nationally recognized for his work representing police officers in high profile cases in Cook County criminal, civil and federal courts. Currently, he is representing Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke charged with the first degree murder of Laquan McDonald. Herbert was named to the list of “Top 100 National Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2014. Herbert was also selected to the list of the 2015 Global Directory of Who’s Who, Top Lawyer. In 2016 his firm was recognized as the "Best Services Law Firm in Chicago."

Herbert launched his law firm, The Law Offices of Daniel Q, Herbert and Associates, in 2010 after working as a Chicago police officer, Cook County state’s attorney and an in-house attorney for the Fraternal Order of the Police. Herbert’s niche, boutique firm focuses on representing police officers and their families who are injured or need help. Herbert has successfully represented hundreds of police officers in criminal, civil, family law, personal injury and administrative proceedings. Herbert has a tremendous record of success arguing cases before the Chicago Police Board including recently an unprecedented 13-0 winning streak.

Born and raised on Chicago’s Northside, Herbert followed in his father’s footsteps and worked as a Chicago police officer for nearly 10 years. He received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Service Award for his role in the shooting and apprehension of a dangerous offender. Herbert 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, Dan 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 graduating from law school, Herbert worked as a Cook County Prosecutor for four years. He worked in the Felony Narcotics Unit where he handled street level and long-term conspiracy cases and in the Felony Trial Division, prosecuting violent crimes including armed robberies, criminal sexual assaults and murders. He was lead attorney in more than 100 trials.

Herbert also served as in-house counsel for the Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge #7 for five years. He represented hundreds of officers and their families in personal injury cases, criminal, civil, labor and administrative proceedings.

Herbert's experience and record of success have made Herbert Law the "go-to" law firm for law enforcement officers and their families. 

About Daniel Herbert

Admitted: 2001, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.danherbertlaw.com/team/daniel-q-herbert/


  • The Law Offices of Daniel Q. Herbert & Associates was named "Best Business Services Law Firm in Chicago 2016"  , Chicago Award Program, 2016
  • Dan Herbert was named on the list of 10 Best in Client Satisfaction for 2 consecutive years by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys., 10 Best, Client Satisfaction 2 Years, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2016
  • In 2016 Dan Herbert was named TOP LAWYER - LIFETIME MEMBER., Top Lawyer, Lifetime Member, The Global Directory of Who's Who, 2016
  • Dan Herbert was selected to the prestigious list of the 2015 Global Directory of Who’s Who, Top Lawyer., Global Directory of Who’s Who, Top Lawyer, 2015
  • 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., Top 100 National Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Edit Profile | LinkedIn<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=/profile/edit?noScript=1&amp;trk=hp-identity-edit-profile"> The Force Science Institute Click to edit degree, followed by field of study and gradeCertified in Force Science Analysis, Physiology of Officers involved in deadly force situations Click to edit education descriptionForce Science is the study of human dynamics of police officers and civilians involved in high stress, rapidly unfolding force encounters.  , 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chicago Bar Association Illinois State Bar Association United States Court of Aoppeals for the Seventh Circuit United States District Court for the Nothern District of Illinois

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Edit Profile | LinkedIn<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=/profile/edit?noScript=1&amp;trk=hp-identity-edit-profile"> VolunteerAdd volunteer experienceDrag to rearrange profile sections     Edit volunteering roleFounding member, head coach Edit volunteering organizationRambler Wrestling Club EditNovember 2008 – March 2014 (5 years 5 months) Edit volunteering descriptionStarted the Rambler Wrestling Club for kids aged 5-14. Member of the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation and USA Wrestling.     Edit volunteering roleMember of the Board of Directors; Commissioner for youth league Edit volunteering organizationEdgebrook Saugansh Athletic Association EditDecember 2007 – July 2014 (6 years 8 months) Edit volunteering descriptionServed as commisioner for girls softball and boys baseball. Sponsorship of youth teams. Coach house league softball and baseball teams. Coach for Storm Travel Softball team.     Edit volunteering roleAssistant Coach Edit volunteering organizationThunder Little League Team EditAugust 2014 – Present (2 years 4 months)Children Edit volunteering descriptionAssistant coach for Thunder Little League Baseball Team  

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Edit Profile | LinkedIn<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=/profile/edit?noScript=1&amp;trk=hp-identity-edit-profile"> PublicationsAdd publicationDrag to rearrange profile sections   Click to edit publication titleMonthy contributor for Illinois Cops Magazine Click to edit publication or publisher nameIllinois Cops  

Representative Clients:

  • Dan Herbert gears his practice toward law enforcement officers and their familes, including Jason Van Dyke. Officer Van Dyke is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.


  • The Herbert Law Firm believes that a detailed knowledge of the law is the sign of dedicated law enforcement professionals. Knowing the law helps protect the public you serve and is an excellent method to prevent being involved in litigation. It protects you and your family. , Breaking News from the Courts

Educational Background:

  • DePaul University, College of Law, 2001
Office Location for Daniel Q. Herbert

206 S. Jefferson
Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60661

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Last Updated: 11/30/2018

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