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Dan concentrates his practice in the areas of workers' compensation, third-party defense of employers, and general insurance defense – including auto liability and premises liability.
Dan has extensive litigation experience and has taken more than 40 cases to jury verdict in both state and federal courts. He counsels and represents employers in Central Illinois on workplace risk management, including ways to minimize retaliatory discharge claims. Dan has also arbitrated hundreds of workers' compensation claims before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. He appreciates that clients are often looking to conclude claims in the most efficient and economical means possible, and he strives to achieve every client's goals through motion practice, settlement, or trial.
Dan is a frequent author and lecturer on civil liability and workers' compensation issues, and he speaks to both clients and Illinois attorneys seeking continuing legal education. He has a particular focus on speaking with employers on issues of risk management and injury prevention. For claims that cannot be prevented, Dan works with clients on strategies to effectively bring their matters to a satisfactory conclusion.
Dan has spent his entire legal career at Heyl Royster in the Springfield office. He is a past president and program director of the Lincoln-Douglas American Inn of Court – which is designed to promote legal education, civility and collegiality among members of the bar.