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  • President - National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC) - 2017-2018
  • Author - The Good Company Defense - Railroad Litigator's Notebook
  • Instructor - National College of Trial Advocacy - NARTC (Dallas 2008-2016)
  • Tried and won first Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA Whistleblower) case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago 2016)
  • Accident Investigations from a Trial Lawyer's Perspective - BNSF Triennial Law/Claims Meeting (Chicago 2016)
  • Legal Ethics Lessons from Popular Culture - NARTC Seminar (San Diego 2015)
  • How to Try a Railroad Handbrake Case- NARTC Seminar (Phoenix, 2015)
  • FELA and Common Law with Cross Claims - Pattern Jury Instructions - NARTC Seminar (New Orleans 2014)
  • Untangling the Chaos of Mixed Standards Jury Instructions - NARTC Seminar (2011)
  • Federal and State Regulations as a Basis of Strict Liability Under the FELA - NARTC Seminar (2011)
  • Effective Litigation Strategies - Inland Real Estate Corporation Property Managers Training Seminar (Chicago 2009)
  • FELA Strict Liability for Violation of State Railroad Safety Laws - NARTC Seminar (2009)
  • Effective Motions in Limine - NARTC Seminar (Colorado Springs 2008)
  • FELA Cases in Crossing Accidents - Short Line & Regional Railroad Association Seminar (Kansas City 2008)
  • Section 53 and Section 54 of the FELA/Recent Case Involving a State Safety Statute - NARTC Seminar (2008)
  • Safety Statutes Under the FELA - AAR Midwest Claims Conference (Chicago 2008)
  • Electronic Discovery - Canadian Pacific Law/Claims Seminar (Minnesota 2007)
  • FELA Nuts & Bolts - METRA Commuter Rail Claims Department Training Session (Chicago 2007)
  • The Absolute Pollution Insurance Exclusion - NARTC Seminar (2007)
  • Sanctions Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedures 37(c) - NARTC Seminar (2006)
  • Evidence Collection and Preservation - AAR Midwest Claims Conference (Chicago 2006)
  • Federal Rules and Ethics - Union Pacific Railroad Law/Claims Seminar (Wisconsin 2006)
  • Insurance Coverage and the Absolute Pollution Exclusion - Short Line & Regional Railroad Association Seminar (Denver 2006)
  • Presenting Medical Evidence in Personal Injury Cases - Canadian Pacific Law/Claims Conference (Minnesota 2006)
  • Asbestos Litigation Defenses - AAR National Claims Conference (Maine 2005)
  • Third Party FELA Practice - NARTC Seminar (2002)
  • Making the Most of Your Railroad's Rehabilitation Efforts - NARTC Seminar (2002)
  • Federal Preemptions in Community Relations Cases - NARTC Seminar (2000)
  • Pain or Addiction: The Abuse of Prescription Narcotics in Injury Cases - NARTC Seminar (1998)
  • Transportation Companies' Disputes with Shipping Customers - NARTC Seminar (1996)
  • Attacking Opponent Witness' Credibility (1993)

Dan has a tremendous reputation for winning difficult trials in tough environments. He is fearless, creative and aggressive—these traits have allowed him to achieve an enviable winning record at trial.