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Daniel Kotin

Daniel Kotin

Partner at Tomasik Kotin Kasserman
  • Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
  • Illinois
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Summary

Daniel M. Kotin is a partner and trial lawyer with the Chicago law firm of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman. Prior to founding this firm, Dan was a partner with the prominent firm Corboy & Demetrio. While at the firm he along with Tom Demetrio, set a record for the largest verdict in Illinois for an individual injured in a mass transit crash when he obtained $29.6 million on behalf of a woman who suffered brain injuries in the derailment of a Metra train.

Since founding Tomasik Kotin Kasserman in 2013, he has obtained jury verdicts totaling nearly $22 million and represented victims in cases that have resulted in another $35 million in settlements. Many of Dan’s results have been either record-setting or particularly noteworthy for their type of case. One being when Dan and partner Tim Tomasik obtained a $7.5 million verdict on behalf of the family of a City of Chicago worker who was killed when he was struck by a truck while working on a bridge.

In 1996, Dan held one of the top ten medical malpractice verdicts in Cook County when he and a partner obtained a $10.2 million verdict for a man who was paralyzed due to hospital negligence.

His experience in handling personal injury and wrongful death cases in the areas of transportation, product liability, medical malpractice, and construction has led to great success for Dan's clients in the courtroom.

Outside of the courtroom, Dan's leadership is reflected in many elected and invited positions. In 2017, he completed his term as President of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), which was the culmination of many years of elected leadership and service to one of the oldest, largest, municipal Bar Associations in the country. In addition, The Supreme Court recently appointed Dan to its Committee on Character and Fitness which evaluates the moral character and general fitness of new applicants to practice law.

To learn more about attorney Dan Kotin, visit his profile:
https://www.tkklaw.com/chicago-attorneys/daniel-kotin

Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Airplane Injuries
  • Construction Injuries
  • Disaster/catastrophe/fire injuries
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Train, Bus, Car Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
Fees
  • Free Consultation
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  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC
- Current
Partner
Corboy & Demetrio, PC
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Education
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D. (1991) | Law
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Honors: Graduated Cum Laude
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Boston College
B.S. (1988) | English/Speech Communications
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Awards
Illinois Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Since its inception in 2005, Dan has been honored as an Illinos Super Lawyer; a designation given to only the top 5% of all Illinois lawyers.
Top 5% of all Illinois Attorneys
Leading Lawyers Network
Since its inception in 2003, Leading Lawyers Network has included Dan Kotin as a member.
New Stars, New World
Lawdragon
40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch
Law Bulletin Publishing Company
In recognition of his success, hard work and community involvement, he was named one of "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch" by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company.
Professional Associations
American Association for Justice (AAJ) formerly known as Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
Member
Current
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Illinois State Bar Association
Member
Current
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Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ)
Member
Current
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Chicago Bar Foundation
Member - Board Member, 2012-2018 Grants Committee, 2012-2018
Current
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National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Board of Trustees, 2019-Present Faculty, 2000-Present
- Current
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American Bar Association (ABA), Delegate
ABA House of Delegates
- Current
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American Bar Association (ABA), Delegate
State Membership Chair (Illinois)
- Current
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National Conference of Bar Presidents
Executive Council, 2019-Present Sustaining Fellow, 2018-Present Program Committee, 2018-Present Vice Chair Programming 2019 Midyear Meeting Metropolitan Bar Caucus, 2016-Present Communications Committee, 2017-2018
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Activities: Executive Council, 2019-Present Sustaining Fellow, 2018-Present Program Committee, 2018-Present Vice-Chair Programming 2019 Midyear Meeting Metropolitan Bar Caucus, 2016-Present Communications Committee, 2017-2018
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Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
President, 2016-Present
- Current
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Illinois Equal Justice Foundation
Member of Blue Ribbon Committee
- Current
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Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
Chair, Membership Committee, 2015-Present
- Current
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Chicago Inn of Court
- Current
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Trial magazine, American Association for Justice,
Peer Review editor
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Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2011-Present
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Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Illinois Civil Litigation
Adjunct Professor
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Women's Bar Association of Illinois
Member
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Board of Directors of CBA Administrators, Inc., 2008-Present
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Activities: Legislative Liaison, 2007-2009 Subcommittee on voir dire procedures, 1994
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Tort Litigation Committee, 1993-1995, 2007-Present
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Activities: Legislative Liaison, 2007-2009 Subcommittee on voir dire procedures, 1994
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Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Adjunct Faculty, 1998-Present Board of Governors, 2008-2015 President, 2013-2014 Vice-President, 2012-2013 Secretary 2010-2011 Circle of Advocates, 2002-Present Co-Chairman, 2006-present Advisory Board, 2005-present President's Society, 2006-Present Dean'
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Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Judge, Trial Advocacy Program
- Current
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Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)
Board of Managers, 2001-Present Board of Advocates, 2000 Seminar Planning Co-Chair, 2002-2004 Publications Committee, 1994-1996
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Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
Member - President, 2016-Present 1st Vice-President, 2015-2016 Chair, Membership Committee, 2015-Present 2nd Vice-President, 2014-2015 Treasurer, 2012-2014 Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2011-Present Board of Managers, 2009-2011 Board of Dir
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Activities: President, 2016-Present 1st Vice-President, 2015-2016 Chair, Membership Committee, 2015-Present 2nd Vice-President, 2014-2015 Treasurer, 2012-2014 Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2011-Present Board of Managers, 2009-2011 Board of Directors of CBA Administrators, Inc., 2008-Present President, 2008-2015 Finance Committee, 2007-present Tort Litigation Committee, 1993-1995, 2007-Present Legislative Liaison, 2007-2009 Subcommittee on voir dire procedures, 1994 Judicial Evaluation Committee, Investigator, 2003 Chicago Bar Foundation Fall Benefit, Steering Committee, 2003 Television Committee, Vice-Chair, 2000 Young Lawyers Section, Director, 1996-1998 Executive Council, 1994-1998 Planning Committee, 1995-1998 Special Project Coordinator, 1995-1996 House Committee, 1995 Trial Techniques Committee, 1993-2001 Chairman, 1994-1995
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Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Coach, National Mock Trial Team
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Public Interest Law Initiative
Board Member
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Chicago - Lincoln Inn of Court
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Kotin's Verdict: Blagovich Verdict Proves the Legal System Works
Pioneer Press
Kotin's Verdict: BP's Move is a Smart One, Legally Speaking
Pioneer Press
Kotin's Verdict: Parents: Serving alcohol to minors could be costly
Pioneer Press
Kotin's Verdict: Cell Phone Safety Going Too Far?
Pioneer Press
Warning to Toyota Drivers
Pioneer Press
Kotin's Verdict: Attorney Relives Poppel v. Metra on 1 Year Anniversary
Pioneer Press
Kotin's Verdict: Medical Malpractice Caps Decision Right Thing to Do
Pioneer Press
The Falacies of Opening Statemet
Chicago Bar Association Webcast Cente
The Law -- On Your Side: Automobile Safety Legislation Saves Lives
Practice Tips
Trial Journal, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Speaking Engagements
Hello Proportionality, Goodbye Reasonably Calculated , FRCP Rules Roadshow , Duke University School of Law
How the CBA Evaluates Judges , Justice and Law Weekly - YouTube Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cUwiyg6cZw Watch the latest edition of the Chicago Bar Association’s “Justice and Law Weekly” to gain an insight into how candidates are evaluated by the Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee and how these evaluations can help you make an informed choice on election day. On November 8, 35 candidates will be elected to fill vacancies on the Appellate and Circuit Court of Cook County, and 58 sitting judges are on the ballot seeking retention. Judge James Flannery of the Circuit Court of Cook County and CBA Judicial Evaluation Committee Chair Scott W. Henry of Segal McCambridge field questions from CBA President Dan Kotin of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC.
Recent Trends In The Courthouse , UPDATE & REVIEW SEMINAR , Westin River North 320 N. Dearborn St - Chicago
Speaker at the Earl Burris Dickerson Awards Luncheon , Earl Burris Dickerson Awards Luncheon , Chicago Bar Association
The award recognizes minority lawyers and judges whose careers at the bar emulate the courage and dedication of the late Earl B.
Stress Management in Today's Law Practice , Ethics and Professionalism Seminar, 2017 , Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
https://www.iltla.com/events/ethics-seminar-4/
Taking and Defending Depositions in State and Federal Court , Chicago Bar Association
https://www.chicagobar.org/ChicagoBar/CBA/Events/cba_Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=C17817W
Lawyers Doing Good in the Community , National Conference of Bar Presidents Annual Meeting , Chicago
The Power of Metro Bar Leadership - Raising the Metro Bar Voice , National Conference of Bar Presidents Midyear Meeting , Las Vegas
2019 MIDYEAR MEETING NABE NCBP NCBF January 22 26, 2019 CAESARS PALACE LAS VEGAS, NV
Exiting the Echo Chamber , American Bar Association, Bar Leadership Institute , Chicago
Ethical Considerations During Mediation/Settlement , Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Ethics and Professionalism Seminar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Contact & Map
Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC
161 North Clark Street
Suite 3050
Chicago, IL 60601
USA
Telephone: (312) 608-8800
Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC
161 North Clark Street
Suite 3050
Chicago, IL 60601
USA
Telephone: (312) 608-8800