Daniel J. VeNard
Daniel J. VeNard

(574) 807 8243

Dan concentrates his practice in general tort defense litigation. He represents companies in a variety of cases including products liability and Health Care Litigation. Specifically, Dan focuses on medical malpractice, dental malpractice, medical device liability, and nursing care. Dan also has experience representing clients in the area of employment and business related disputes. Prior to joining LCK, Dan was a member of a boutique Chicago litigation firm where he defended clients in tort litigation involving a wide range of subjects. In his practice, Dan has represented:

  • Hospital networks, physicians, and physician groups in professional negligence actions involving medical and dental malpractice;
  • The largest national media and entertainment corporation in a mass tort defense action;
  • Corporate owners and property management companies, including commercial businesses, construction companies, grocery stores, hotels, parking lots, restaurants, retail stores, shopping malls, and other property owners, in negligence and premises liability suits;
  • Construction companies in wrongful death and negligence suits;
  • Product manufacturers in negligence and strict liability actions;
  • National insurance companies in breach of contract and indemnification actions;
  • Corporations in intellectual property copyright claims involving proprietary and design infringement.

In 2011, Dan earned his J.D. from the Saint Louis University School of Law. During law school, Dan was an Editor for the Saint Louis University Law Journal and participated in both Trial Advocacy and Moot Court, where he developed experience in the litigation process.

Dan was born and raised in Vernon Hills, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2008, receiving a B.A. in Political Science and History. During his time at Notre Dame, Dan was a four-year letterman for the University of Notre Dame Men’s Hockey team. He was voted alternate captain during his senior season and helped lead the Fighting Irish to the National Championship game. Dan also served as the President of the NCAA Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Dan was distinguished with the Byron V. Kanaley award given to the most exemplary student and leader among senior athletes.

Dan is licensed to practice in the States of Illinois and Indiana, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois and the Northern District of Indiana. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association.