Daniel Q. Herbert is a Chicago attorney who has been recognized for his accomplishments in the courtroom by multiple distinguished organizations. Born and raised on Chicago’s Northside, Dan followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming a Chicago police ofﬁcer and working as a member of the Chicago Police Department for nearly ten years. He received numerous awards, including a Distinguished Service Award for his role in the shooting apprehension of a dangerous offender. Dan 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 in the CPD, he 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 earning his law degree, Dan left the CPD and went to work as a Cook County Prosecutor for the ensuing four years. As an assistant state’s attorney, he began by prosecuting DUIs, and his continuous hard work and success saw him promoted to the Felony Narcotics Unit, where he handled street level and long-term conspiracy cases. He spent his ﬁnal year in the Felony Trial Division prosecuting violent crimes, including armed robberies, criminal sexual assaults and murders, serving as lead attorney in over 100 trials and further developing his expertise as a litigator and an aggressive advocate.
Given the opportunity to serve as in-house counsel for the Fraternal Order of Police, Dan left the state’s attorney ofﬁce and presided over Chicago Lodge #7 for the ensuing ﬁve years. His diverse practice involved the representation of hundreds of ofﬁcers in criminal, civil, labor and administrative proceedings throughout his tenure.
Dan was selected by his peers as a 2016 Leading Lawyer in Illinois and named to the 2017 and 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers & Rising list. In addition, Dan was selected to the prestigious list of the 2015 Global Directory of Who’s Who, Top Lawyer. 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. He was also selected for a Lifetime Achievement by America’s Top 100 Attorneys®. Less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the US receive this honor. He was also named by his peers as a Leading Lawyer to the Business Hall of Fame.
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2005
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2005
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2012
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2019
Certified in physiology of police officers involved in deadly force Force Science Institute
National Employment Labor Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Commissioner and Board member of Edgebrook Sauganash Athletic Association
Founding member of St. Margaret Mary Wrestling Program
Founding member of Rambler Wrestling Program
Volunteer Coach for Thunder Travel Baseball Program
Volunteer Coach for Loyola Academy Football
Volunteer Coach for Loyola Academy Wrestling