Dan Reilly is a founding member of Reilly Pozner and he has more than 30 years experience in courtrooms and before juries around the country. He has been lead counsel for a broad spectrum of complex multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation matters – including both the prosecution and defense of class actions for individuals and major corporations. The cases have been throughout the United States including; Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Dan currently serves as litigation counsel for the Denver Broncos Football Club, PERA, AIG, NOLHGA (National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations), Liberty Mutual, Medtronic and a number of other corporations and individuals. He has achieved multiple million dollar jury verdicts including a 2015 federal court verdict of $391 million.
Dan is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. In recognition of his skill and accomplishments at trial, he has regularly been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the following categories— Business Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation- Banking & Finance, Litigation - Bankruptcy, Litigation - Intellectual Property and Personal Injury Litigation. He has also regularly been named in Colorado Super Lawyers magazine and was the 2nd top point earner in the state in 2012, 2014 and 2015. He was the 3rd top point earner in 2006, 2011 and 2013. Dan appears in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals, Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers and Who’s Who in American Law. Dan was named the first Denver Bet-The-Company "Lawyer of the Year" in 2009 by Best Lawyers in America. He was also named Denver Personal Injury “Lawyer of the Year” in 2010 and Denver Litigation-Banking and Finance "Lawyer of the Year" in 2015 by the publication.
Dan’s colleagues in the legal profession, judges as well as lawyers, value his courtroom skills and experience and eagerly attend his presentations. Each year, he and partner Larry Pozner address the Colorado Judicial Conference on timely subjects like the evidentiary issues raised by the use of technology in the courtroom, and the standards used to determine the admissibility of scientific and other expert opinions.
Dan regularly addresses fellow trial attorneys in presentations to the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the Colorado Bar Association Annual Litigation Symposium, the Denver Bar Association, CLE programs, the University of Colorado School of Law and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.
Before teaming up with Larry Pozner to form Reilly Pozner LLP, Dan was head of the litigation practice of the Denver office of McKenna & Cuneo, as well as head of that firm’s national litigation training program. Prior to that, he was a named partner in the Denver civil litigation firm of McDermott, Hansen & Reilly. At both firms, he was lead trial counsel for a wide range of complex, multi-state cases.