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   3Daniel J. VoelkerChicago(312) 870-5430dvoelker@voelkerlitigationgroup.comdvoelker@voelkerlitigationgroup.comVoelker Litigation Groupwww.voelkerlitigationgroup.comwww.voelkerlitigationgroup.comvoelkerdaniel.jpgCommercial LitigationADR Law: Commercial LitigationAntitrust and Trade RegulationComplex DisputesInsurance CoverageIntellectual Property LitigationProducts Liability
Daniel J. Voelkerdvoelker@voelkerlitigationgroup.com
Voelker Litigation Grouphttp://www.voelkerlitigationgroup.com
600 W Jackson Blvd Ste 100
Chicago IL 60661
Ph.(312) 870-5430 Fx.(312) 870-5431
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Commercial Litigation    Antitrust and Trade Regulation
ADR Law: Commercial Litigation    Complex Disputes
    Insurance Coverage
    Intellectual Property Litigation
    Products Liability
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Daniel Voelker concentrates his practice exclusively in the areas of complex commercial litigation, and corporate and business consulting. He has appeared before numerous state and federal courts throughout the United States, having handled hundreds of litigation matters involving many substantive areas such as shareholder disputes, construction, contracts, real estate, defamation, unfair competition, trademark infringement, RICO, securities, antitrust, restrictive covenants, tort, products liability, liability of accountants, lawyers and architects, insurance coverage, medicare/medicaid fraud, False Claims Act, tax, and other complex commercial matters.

Mr. Voelker has authored several chapters for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, including the "Financing Real Estate Transactions Handbook," 1996; "Labor Law Handbook," 1996; "Business and Commercial Litigation Handbook," 1990; and "Contract Law Handbook," 1989. He is also a member of the faculty for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, where he teaches trial advocacy and deposition skills.


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1985
United States District Court
  Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar), 1985
  Central District of Illinois, 1999
  Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2003
7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 1989
United States Supreme Court , 1998


Year of Birth:  1960

Law School:  Chicago-Kent College of Law--Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D., 1985

Law School Honors/Involvement:  
With high honors; assistant legal writing instructor; Chicago-Kent Law Review lead articles editor; judicial extern for Judge John L. Coffey, 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Hubert E. Will, U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division


Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, B.S., accountancy, 1982

Professional Certification:Illinois Certified Public Accountant, 1982-present


Employment History:  
Voelker Litigation Group, 2010-present
Freeborn & Peters, 2000-2010
Schwartz & Freeman (now Michael Best & Friedrich), 1998-2000
Seyfarth Shaw Fairweather & Geraldson, 1985-1998


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Illinois State Bar Association
  Supreme Court Rules Committee, 1998-2002, 2008-2009
  Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1997-2011
  Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2001-2003
  Illinois Bar Journal
    Editorial board, 2005-2008, 2010-2011
  Standing Committee on Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, 2007-2009
International Bar Association (IBA)
  U.S. Representative and Delegate

Teaching Experience:
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) faculty, trial advocacy and deposition training, 1997-present
  • Adjunct professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, "International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration," 1998-present
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Peer Rating, 2000-2011
  • Leading Lawyers, 2007-present
  • Super Lawyers, 2008-present


Community Involvement:  
Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Association
  President, 1999-2002
Lookingglass Theatre
  Board, 2007-2009
Chicago Baseball Museum
  Board, 2011-2012
National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC)
  Judge, National Finals, 2002-2004
Arlyn Miner Moot Court Competition
  Judge
Japan-America Society of Chicago
March of Dimes Chicago Chefs' Auction Committee
  Co-chair, 1998-2002
United Way of Chicago Campaign
  Young Partners' Committee
    Co-chair, 1996-1997
  Law Division Committee
  New Initiatives Committee
Legal Assistance Foundation
  Certificate of Merit, 1996


Published Legal Writing:  
"It Ain’t So, Kid, It Just Ain’t So: History's Apology to 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson, Charles Comiskey and Chicago’s Black Sox," 2009

"Civil Litigation Flashpoints," Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, December 2008

"Civil Litigation Flashpoints," Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, May 2007

"Development of Legal Theories and Causes of Action," Business and Commercial Litigation IICLE Handbook, 1999

"Antitrust Problems," Labor Law IICLE Handbook, 1998

"Production and Organization of Documents," Business and Commercial Litigation IICLE Handbook, 1996 and 2007

"Contract Formation," Contract Law IICLE Handbook, 1996, 2006 and 2008

"Securities Law Aspects of Real Estate Participation and Financing," Financing Real Estate Transactions IICLE Handbook, 1996

Comment, "The Application of Comparative Negligence to Strict Products Liability: Coney v. J.L.G. Industries Inc.," 59 Chicago-Kent Law Review 1043, (1983)


Legal Lectures:  
"Trial Demonstrations," ABA's 19th National Institute on Health Care Fraud, April 2009

"E-Commerce Litigation," International Bar Association, "Litigating Transnational Contracts, Choice or Imposition," Madrid, Spain, 2004

"Strategies for Excellence: Law as a Profession 2001," Chicago-Kent College of Law, Feb. 7, 2001

"Use of Experts in Specialty Litigation," moderator and speaker, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), Oct. 19, 2000

"Strategies for Excellence: Law as a Profession 2000," Chicago-Kent College of Law, Feb. 9, 2000

"United States Laws Governing the Rights and Duties of Commercial Agents and Distributors," International Distribution of Goods Seminar, American Conference Institute (ACI), May 9, 1996


Firm Description:  
The Voelker Litigation Group is a commercial and business litigation firm focusing on contract, business, construction, real estate, trust & estate, class action, financial institution, intellectual property, and labor and employment disputes.


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