Daniel T. Smart

Top rated personal injury attorney in Libertyville, Illinois

Dudley & Lake Attorneys at Law
Daniel T. Smart
Dudley & Lake Attorneys at Law

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Health care, Medical malpractice; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2014

Education: Valparaiso University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023

Dudley & Lake Attorneys at Law

325 N Milwaukee Ave
Suite 202
Libertyville, IL 60048 Visit website


Daniel T. Smart is an associate attorney at Dudley & Lake located in Libertyville, Illinois. He is a personal injury attorney, passionate about defending the rights of those who have been harmed because of another party’s negligence. His practice areas include:

  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse
  • Dog bite liability 
  • Wrongful death 
  • Medical malpractice 

Well aware of the psychological, emotional and financial consequences of injuries caused through no fault of one’s own, Mr. Smart goes the extra mile for his clients. He provides personal attention to each of his clients and has an unwavering commitment to their interests and needs. 

Mr. Smart has a bachelor’s degree in political science and informatics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He went on to pursue his legal education at the Valparaiso University Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor. While in law school, he was a member of the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division, the Illinois State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and the Sports and Entertainment Law Association. 

Mr. Smart clerked at the Illinois Attorney General’s Office Consumer Fraud Bureau and also clerked for the Honorable Judge Diane Kavadias Schneider at the Superior Court for Lake County in Indiana. He joined Dudley & Lake as a law clerk in 2013 and became an associate attorney in 2014. 

An active affiliate with numerous legal associations, Mr. Smart is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Lake County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He also served as a pro bono law clerk at the Cook County State's Attorney’s Office Juvenile Justice Bureau. 

Recognized for his valuable work in the legal field, Mr. Smart has been named to the list of Leading Lawyers’ Emerging Lawyer in 2022. He has also received a “Good” rating on Avvo for his remarkable legal contributions for the past seven years in the field of law. 

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Health care, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal bites, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Nursing home, Medical malpractice

  • 80% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Health care
  • 10% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff

First Admitted: 2014, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.dudleylake.com/attorneys/daniel-t-smart/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
Educational Background:
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.A., Bachelor of Arts, 2011
  • Leading Lawyers Emerging Lawyer, 2022
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2022

Office location for Daniel T. Smart

325 N Milwaukee Ave
Suite 202
Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone: 847-362-5385


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023

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