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Daniel M. Kotin
Title/s: Partner, Tomasik Kotin Kasserman
Daniel M. Kotin is a partner and trial lawyer in the Chicago law firm of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman. Prior to founding this firm, Dan was a partner with the prominent firm Corboy & Demetrio. His experience in handling personal injury and wrongful death cases in the areas of transportation, product liability, medical malpractice, and construction has led to great success for Dan's clients in the courtroom. His results have earned him top positions on several mass tort litigation steering committees, and his reputation has earned him elected leadership positions in various prestigious legal and civic organizations.
During 18 years with Corboy & Demetrio, Dan obtained nearly $54 million in jury verdicts and another $140 million in settlements on behalf of his clients. Since founding Tomasik Kotin Kasserman in 2013, he has obtained jury verdicts totaling nearly $12 million and represented victims in cases which have resulted in another $19 million in settlements. Many of these results have been either record-setting or particularly noteworthy for their type of case.
For example, Dan and partner Tim Tomasik and obtained a $7.5 million verdict on behalf of the family of a City of Chicago worker who was killed when he was struck by a truck while working on a bridge. Previously, along with Tom Demetrio, Dan set a record for the largest verdict in Illinois for an individual injured in a mass transit crash when he obtained $29.6 million on behalf of a woman who suffered brain injuries in the derailment of a Metra train. Before that, Dan obtained the largest personal injury or wrongful death award ever received in the history of St. Louis County, when his team received a $9.5 million verdict on behalf of a former NHL hockey player who was killed in a car crash. Years earlier, Dan held one of the top ten medical malpractice verdicts in Cook County when he and a partner obtained a $10 million verdict for a man who was paralyzed due to hospital negligence.
BA cum laude, Boston College, 1988
JD cum laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1991