Daniel Q. Herbert

Daniel Q. Herbert

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Administrative Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

The Herbert Law Firm
 | 206 S. Jefferson, Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: 312-655-7660
Fax: 312-655-7661
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Administrative Law (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Family Law (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Daniel Q. Herbert is a nationally recognized trial attorney known for taking on and winning the most difficult cases. Whether representing Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke charged with the first degree murder of Laquan McDonald or a nine-year-old Chicago Public School student abused by school staff, Herbert has handled many high profile cases that have attracted national attention. 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. Working out of their law office in the West Loop, Herbert and his team are dedicated to aggressively representing their clients and getting the best possible results no matter how challenging the cases are. Herbert has successfully represented hundreds of clients from all walks of life in criminal, civil, family law, personal injury and civil rights cases in criminal, civil and federal courts.

    Herbert is also the “go to” lawyer for law enforcement officers. Herbert has an unprecedented record of success arguing cases before the Chicago Police Board including a 13-0 winning streak. He has represented hundreds of police officers and their families in a wide variety of cases.

    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 Quinlan, 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.

    That extensive trial experience has made Herbert a tough advocate for his clients. Opponents know he won’t plea bargain something away just because he's afraid to go to trial.

    About Daniel Herbert

    Admitted: 2001, Illinois

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


    • Best of 2018 Chicago - 3 Consecutive Years, Best Services Law Firm, Chicago Award Program, 2018
    • 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
    • Expertise looked at 599 criminal defense lawyers in Chicago and picked the top 20. Herbert made the list., 20 Best Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyers List, Expertise, 2017
    • 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
    • The Law Offices of Daniel Q. Herbert & Associates was named "Best Business Services Law Firm in Chicago 2016"  , Chicago Award Program, 2016

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • The Force Science Institute: Certified in Force Science Analysis, Physiology of Officers involved in deadly force situations. Force Science is the study of human dynamics of police officers and civilians involved in high stress, rapidly unfolding force encounters.  , 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Rambler Wrestling Club: Founding member, head coach of a wrestling Club for kids aged 5-14. 
    • Edgebrook Saugansh Athletic Association: Commissioner for girls softball and boys baseball youth leagues; Coach for Storm Travel Softball team; Assistant Coach for Thunder Little League Team  

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    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
    • Lewis University, Masters of Science, Criminal Social Justice, 1998

    Industry Groups

    • Real Estate
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    Office Location for Daniel Q. Herbert

    206 S. Jefferson
    Chicago, IL 60661

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    Last Updated: 12/5/2019

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