Dan McMahon is chairman of Wilson Elser. Overseeing Wilson Elser’s Executive Committee, he is responsible for setting the firm’s strategic vision, establishing and enforcing policy, and ensuring operational efficiency and effectiveness. A highly accomplished trial attorney and law firm executive, Dan built his practice and reputation in Illinois, and then nationally.
Dan’s primary focus in legal matters is on complex commercial litigation, professional liability defense, ERISA litigation and insurance coverage cases. He has many reported decisions in these and related areas. Dan has tried cases in U.S. District Courts across the country and in the Illinois Circuit Courts of Cook, Kane, McHenry and DuPage Counties. He has argued numerous appeals before state and federal appellate courts. He also has represented clients in arbitrations concerning commercial and insurance coverage disputes in various jurisdictions
Dan has established an outstanding reputation with clients by achieving consistently excellent results while minimizing financial consequence. He understands his clients’ overarching business philosophies and guides their matters to resolution in keeping with their litigation objectives.
Dan’s ability to effectively communicate with clients, judges, juries and opposing counsel as well as Wilson Elser partners and staff, has earned him respect as a trusted member of the trial bar and a leader in the legal community.