Daniel Kolodziej has focused his practice on helping individuals in a wide array of matters, including complaints with insurance carriers, criminal and quasi-criminal matters, automobile accidents, and bankruptcies. He represents clients in both state and federal courts throughout Illinois and has a wealth of experience representing individuals seeking to have their driving privileges reinstated by the Illinois Secretary of State.
A seasoned trial lawyer, Dan has first-chaired over 30 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials, arbitration hearings, and other contested evidentiary hearings. He also has negotiated settlements for hundreds of individuals in breach of contract matters, breach of warranty matters, consumer matters, and tort matters. Finally, he has prepared Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions for scores of individuals, represented those individuals at court, and guided them through the bankruptcy process.
Prior to joining Daley & Georges, and from 2007 to 2019, Dan represented members of Locals 1 and 450 of UNITEHERE and Local 130 of the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union. From 2005 to 2007, he was an Assistant Public Defender at the Will County Public Defender’s Office. While a law student and an undergraduate student, Dan interned for the Federal Highway Administration, then-Alderman Bernard Hansen, and then-Cook County Board Commissioner Mike Quigley.
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