Dan Griffin

Partner

Licensed in Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas

Dan Griffin is a first chair trial attorney who has tried high-risk cases across the country in both state and federal courts. After receiving his law degree cum laude from Syracuse University in 2005, Dan has spent his legal career winning verdicts in a variety of practice areas, including products liability, premises liability, and commercial cases, among others.

Dan has served as both national and regional trial counsel in hundreds of cases and has achieved over fifty verdicts in state and federal courts. He has logged thousands of hours in courtrooms across the U.S., including in the states of Texas, Ohio, Washington, D.C., New York, California, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Delaware, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Washington, and Missouri.

In 2016, Dan received his MBA from Marquette University. Utilizing his business and legal acumen, Dan continues to advise Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses, governments and individuals. He develops aggressive litigation strategies designed to protect the best interests of his clients.

Dan has earned a reputation among his peers as a tough litigator and no-nonsense lawyer. He carefully prepares each case and clients look to him for his common sense, practical approach to all aspects of litigation. In addition to full time private practice, Dan also enjoys volunteering at the Marquette University Volunteer Legal Clinic.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Asbestos Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Mass Torts

States Admitted

  • Illinois (2005)
  • Wisconsin (2008)
  • Pennsylvania (2012)
  • New York (2015)
  • Texas (2020)

Federal Courts Admitted

  • Northern District of Illinois
  • Central District of Illinois
  • Southern District of Illinois
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Western District of Wisconsin
  • Southern District of Texas

Education

  • Purdue University, B.A.
  • Syracuse University, J.D.
  • Marquette University, M.B.A.

Trial Expierence and Representative Cases

Osturbur v. OSF, et al., Peoria, Illinois (2021) 

Dillard v. John Crane Inc., Portland, Oregon (2020)

Holder v. John Crane Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2019)

In Re: 3M Combat Arms Earplug Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2885, United States District Court Northern District of Florida (2019)

In Re: Texas Opioid Litigation, Case 18-0358, Texas MDL (2018)

Wysocki v. John Crane Inc.,  Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (2018)

O’Reilly v. John Crane Inc., Chicago, Illinois (2018)

Clevenger v. Bartells Asestos Settlement Trust, Seattle, Washington (2018)

Ament v. ACandS, Inc., Circuit Court for Baltimore, Maryland (2017)

Carroll v. John Crane Inc., et al., United States District Court Western District Wisconsin (2017)

Domagala v. Certainteed Corp., et al., St. Paul, Minnesota (2016)

Zammit v. Consolidated Edison, et al., New York, New York (2016)

Parker v. Buffalo Pumps, et al., Newport News, Virginia (2016)

Kochera v. John Crane Inc., et al., United States District Court Southern District of Illinois (2015)

Koepper/Edwards v. ACandS, Inc., et al., Baltimore, Maryland (2015)

Windham v. Pneumo Abex, LLC, et al., Fairfield, California (2015)

Feuerman v. A.O. Smith, et al., New York, New York (2014)

Whalen v. John Crane Inc., et al., Hayward, California (2014)

Bligh v. Owens-Illinois, et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2014)

Goins v. Carrier Corporation, et al., Atlanta, Georgia (2014)

Whipple v. Blackburn Construction, Inc., et al., St. Louis, Missouri (2013)

Leaman v. Alfa Laval, Inc., et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2013)

Adams v. A.W. Chesterton, Inc., et al., Savannah, Georgia (2013)

Stoute v. Crane Co., et al., Plaquimine, Louisiana ( 2013)

Carlton v. 3M (f/k/a Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co.), et al., Wilmington, Delaware, (2012)

Schott v. Crane Co., et al., Los Angeles, California (2012)

Patchen v. A.W. Chesterton, Inc., et al., Los Angeles, California (2012)

Hartley v. A.W. Chesterton, Inc., et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2011)

Gibson II v. CSX Transportation, Inc., et al., Brunswick, Georgia (2011)

Smith/Heckelsberg v. Honeywell International, Inc., et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2011)

Walsh/Dickerson v. Honeywell International, Inc., et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2011)

Plummber v. Fischer Controls, Inc., et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2010)

Taylor v. CSX Transportation, Inc., et al., Atlanta, Georgia (2010)

Ebersole/Savdige v. Owens-Illinois, et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2010)

Brady/Morrison v. Owens-Illinois, et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2010)

VanTassel v. Crane Co., et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2010)

Gibson v. CSX Transportation, Inc., et al., Brunswick, Georgia, (2009)

Holeman v. Honeywell International, Inc., et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (2009)

Tinnely/Whisnant, v. Owens-Illinois, et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2009)

Oliver/Tiller v. A.W. Chesterton, et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2009)

Rodarmel v. Honeywell International, Inc., et al., Bloomington, Illinois (2009)

Starintino v. A.W. Chesterton, et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2009)

Arliga v. A.W. Chesterton, et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2008)

Gaskill v. Honeywell International, Inc. et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2008) 

Atwell v. ACF Industries, et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2008)

Baccus v. Buffalo Pumps, Inc., et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2008)    

Linkus v. AC & S, et al., Baltimore, Maryland (2008)

Yeoman v. AC & S, et al., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2007)

Chamberlain v. Honeywell International, Inc., et al., Bloomington, Illinois (2006)

Norris v. Foster Wheeler Energy, et al., Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2006)