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Daniel S. Kirschner - Chicago, IL

33 North Dearborn Street21st Floor Chicago, IL 60602

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Updated: 07/20/2023

Chicago Aviation Litigation Lawyer


Daniel S. Kirschner is a partner at the Chicago plaintiffs’ law firm of Corboy & Demetrio. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Kirschner represents victims of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice. Mr., Kirschner has successfully handled cases against many of the nation’s largest insurance companies and corporations at the pretrial, trial and appellate levels in state and federal court in Illinois and throughout the United States.


About Daniel S. Kirschner

Practice Areas

  • Aviation Litigation
  • Construction Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Railroad Negligence & FELA
  • Truck Accidents
  • Vehicular Accidents

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2003

Other Affiliations

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Young Lawyers Section (Co-Chair)
  • Illinois Supreme Court, Supreme Court Rule Committee, 2003 - Present (Member)
  • Illinois Supreme Court Committee, Jury Instructions in Civil Cases (Member)
  • Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness, Board of Admissions to the Bar, 1999 - 2002 (Commissioner)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section, 1999 - Present (Member)
  • American Association for Justice, Student Trial Advocacy Competition (Scoring Judge, 2003, 2010)
  • Chicago Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2003 (Investigator)
  • Chicago Bar Association, 20th Annual Moot Court Competition, 2001 (Scoring Judge)
  • Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2001 - 2002 (Special Project Coordinator)
  • Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2001 - 2002 (Executive Counsel)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Amicus Committee, 1998 - Present (Member)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Young Lawyers Committee, 2002 - 2003 (Co-Chair)
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice


  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1998
    Honors: CALI Award for Excellence in the Study of Medical Malpractice, 1998
    Honors: Alumni Board of Directors, President, 2009 - 2011
    Honors: IIT Chicago-Kent Law School Association, Young Alumnus Award, 2003
    Honors: Alumni Board of Directors, Member, 2003 - Present
    Honors: Alumni Board of Directors, Executive Board, 2004 - Present
    Honors: Scholarship Committee Chair, 2008 - Present
    Honors: Fundraising Committee Chair, 2004 - 2008
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1994

Pro Bono Activities

  • Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Lend-A-Hand Program, Leadership Board, 2004 - 2008
  • American Cancer Society, Chicago Regional Community, Leadership Board, 2004 - 2013
  • University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Alumni Leadership Committee, 2006 - 2011
  • 42nd Ward Democratic Party Finance Committee, 2008 - 2010
  • Illinois Carnival Amusement Safety Board, 2010 - 2019
  • Illinois Carnival Amusement Safety Board, Chair, 2012 - 2015
  • American Cancer Society, Chair, 2010 - 2012
  • American Cancer Society, Executive Board, 2004 - Present
  • American Cancer Society, Advocacy Committee, Chair, 2006 - 2008
  • American Cancer Society, Vice-Chair, 2004 - 2006
  • American Cancer Society, Illinois Division Board, 2011 - 2012
  • Chicago Community Trust, Young Leaders Fund, Grant Maker, 2001 - 2002
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository, 13th Annual Bag Hunger Auction, Host Committee, 2006
  • Onward Neighborhood House, Gala Committee, 2006
  • University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Annual Giving Chair, 2008 - 2011

Classes and Seminars

  • Product Liability--A Plaintiff's Attorney Perspective, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 29th Annual Product Liability Conference, 2017
  • Update and Review Seminar - Transportation Negligence, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • How Senior Leaders Adjust to Economic Change and the Impact of Their Decision on You, Young Executives Club, 2009
  • Subrogation, Healthcare Claims, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Liens and Settlements Seminar, 2008
  • Privilege Issues, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Evidence Seminar, 2007
  • Common Carrier Liability, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Update and Review Seminar, 2006
  • Proper Parties, Amended Complaints, Relation Back Doctrine, Illinois State Bar Association, Civil Litigation Seminar, 2006
  • Handling Liens, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Settlement on Settlements Seminar, 2004
  • Special Settlement Problems, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Past Presidents Seminar, 2004
  • Subrogation and Common Fund Doctrine, Illinois State Bar Association, Motor Vehicle Cases from A to Z, 2003
  • Seminar Planner and Moderator, Collecting on Judgments, Chicago Bar Association, 2001


Other Sources of Feedback About Daniel S. Kirschner

Included on the 2024 Illinois list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Illinois Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Daniel S. Kirschner on Super Lawyers


  • 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2003
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2012 - Present
  • Recipient, William J. Harte Amicus Volunteer Award, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • President’s Award, Advocate of the Year, American Cancer Society, 2005
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2008 - 2010
  • Fellow, CBA College of Trial Lawyers, 2001

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33 North Dearborn Street21st Floor Chicago, IL 60602

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  • Navigating Section 41 - CTA Notice Requirement, Trial Journal, Volume 9, Number 2, 2008
    Few aspects of personal injury practice cause as much anxiety as Section 41 of the MTA Act. The best offense is having an understanding of the Section 41 defense of strict compliance.
  • Caps on Damages will Penalize Victims of Medical Malpractice, Chicago Sun-Times, 2004

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