The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.
– Abraham Lincoln
Daniel I. Schlessinger
TCPA Class Action Defense
Business Litigation and Commercial Disputes
Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Litigation
Intellectual Property Litigation
Consumer Fraud, Unfair Trade and Deceptive Practices Litigation
Daniel Schlessinger has over 35 years of experience in business litigation and has handled a wide variety of lawsuits and arbitrations involving many types of business and insurance disputes. Dan has tried more than 30 cases to verdict or judicial ruling and has obtained summary relief in hundreds of others, including matters involving contractual disputes, unfair trade and Lanham Act claims, insurance and reinsurance disputes, mass torts and class actions.
Dan has served as national counsel for an insurer, actively defending over 100 suits and coordinating with local counsel positions taken in dozens of other suits to assure consistency. He has worked closely with claims adjusters and in-house counsel on issues such as attorney-client privilege, deposition strategy and avoiding and defending bad faith claims.
Dan served as Managing Partner and Chairman of Lord Bissell & Brook from 2001 through 2004, helping elevate the firm’s commitment to diversity and pro bono service. Dan represents pro bono clients through the National Immigrant Justice Center and Chicago Volunteer Legal Service, which twice has given him its Volunteer of the Year Award. He is a former Co-Vice Chair and member of Locke Lord’s Executive Committee.
Dan is Chairman of the Board of the American Friends of Hebrew University and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors of Hebrew University.
I have represented clients in 40 states. Many of these states have allowed me back.
I spent my junior year of college at Hebrew University in Jerusalem – during the Yom Kippur war.
I once went to Disney World with my wife, our four daughters, my sister-in-law, her five daughters, another sister-in-law and my mother-in-law. Me and 13 women sharing a town house for a week.
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