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.
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