At The Law Offices of Daniel Q. Herbert & Associates we are uniquely qualified in matters involving police officers and other Chicago city workers.
With practical law enforcement experience, litigation expertise and a detailed understanding of police policy and procedure, we have produced big results, at times, in the face of unwinnable looking situations. We have served on hundreds of bench and jury trials, as well as numerous administrative hearings, providing expert legal service to Chicago’s finest workers in both federal and state courts.
CHICAGO ATTORNEY DANIEL Q. HERBERT
Daniel Q. Herbert has been recognized for his accomplishments in the courtroom by several distinguished organizations. Dan was selected by his peers as a 2016 Leading Lawyer in Illinois and named to the 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers & Rising list. In addition, Dan was selected to the prestigious list of the 2015 Global Directory of Who’s Who, Top Lawyer. In 2014 Dan was named to the prominent list of “Top 100 National Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers Association for all his success.
Former Chicago Police Officer- Born and raised on Chicago’s Northside, Dan followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming a Chicago police officer and working as a member of Chicago’s Police Department for nearly ten years receiving numerous awards, including a Distinguished Service Award for his role in the shooting apprehension of a dangerous offender. Dan was named after his father’s first partner, Daniel Quinnan, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in 1966. During his tenure on the CPD, he attended night school and earned a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Lewis University, then enrolled in law school and earned his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law.
Former Cook County Prosecutor- After earning his law degree, Dan left the CPD and went to work as a Cook County Prosecutor for the following four years. As an assistant state’s attorney, he began by prosecuting DUIs and his continuous hard work and success saw him promoted to the Felony Narcotics Unit where he handled street level and long-term conspiracy cases. He spent his final year in the Felony Trial Division, prosecuting violent crimes including armed robberies, criminal sexual assaults and murders, serving as lead attorney in over 100 trials and further developing his expertise as a litigator and an aggressive advocate.
Former In-house Attorney For the Fraternal Order of Police- Given the opportunity to serve as in-house counsel for the Fraternal Order of Police, Dan left the state’s attorney office and presided over Chicago Lodge #7 for the ensuing five years. His diverse practice involved the representation of hundreds of officers in criminal, civil, labor and administrative proceedings throughout his five year tenure at the FOP.
Dan lives on the Northside of Chicago with his wife and four children.
• Illinois, 2001
• U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2005
• U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2005
• U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2012
Dan is a member of the Chicago Bar Association.