Law Office of Daniel E. Goodman LLC

Law Office of Daniel E. Goodman LLC

The Law Office of Daniel E Goodman works with individuals and their families to help them obtain proper compensation for their losses and injuries in all types of accidents and incidents which arise from the negligence of another.

Firm Overview

Our attorneys thoroughly investigate each accident, determine who is at fault and assess damages to ensure our clients receive the appropriate compensation. We have obtained several settlements in excess of a million dollars for their clients over the years. Visit our Settlements section for information. Visit our FAQ section for answers to common questions.

If you have recently been injured in any type of accident and you want to ensure that your legal rights are protected, contact our office today for a free, no obligation consultation.

Our attorneys are committed to maintaining excellent communication with our clients to keep them informed about the progress of their cases and making sure our clients questions are answered.

Main Office

Main Office
9701 W. Higgins, Suite 601
Rosemont, IL 60018



Personal Injury

The attorneys at the Law Office of Daniel E Goodman, LLC are caring, experienced and knowledgeable Chicago personal injury lawyers.

We are committed to providing our clients with the best possible results all while maintaining excellent communication and ensuring our clients are informed about the progress of their cases and that their questions are answered. With over 90 million dollars collected for our clients our results speak for themselves.

Practice Areas:

-Automobile Accident Attorney Chicago
-Motorcycle Accident Attorney Chicago
-Wrongful Death
-Slip & Falls
-Construction Accidents
-Train crashes
-Airline Crashes
-Dog Bite (maul/attack)
-Truck Accidents
-Bus Accidents
-Motorcycle Accidents
-Hospital and Medical Negligence
-Premises Liability
-Bicycle Accidents
-Boating Accidents
-Pedestrian Accidents & Injuries
-Severe Burns
-Subway Accidents
-Electrical Shock Injuries
-Hit & Run Auto Accidents
-Bar Fights/Bar Brawls
-Medical Malpractice Attorney Chicago

Daniel E. Goodman

Law Office of Daniel E. Goodman LLC

Mr. Goodman attended undergraduate studies at the Univerisity of Illinois Champaign Urbana and earned a Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts.

Mr. Goodman then attended Depaul Law School in Chicago and earned a doctorate in Juris Prudence. While attending Law School, Mr. Goodman clerked for the Illinois States Attorney's Office, the United States Department of Justice organized crime strike force, and for the Civil Division of the United States Attorney's Office.

Mr. Goodman was admitted to the Illinois Bar on February 4th, 1986. Since Mr. Goodman's admission to the bar he has handled nothing but personal injury claims which arise out of motor vehicle collisions, motorcycle collisions, slip and falls, products liabilty and medical negligence. Mr. Goodman has handled in excess of 1200 personal injury cases in his career, of these cases, many have been settled prior to the filing of a lawsuit. Those cases that cannot not be settled prior to filing suit are litigated by Mr. Goodman in the Court system, to verdict when necessary. The vast majority of cases which Mr. Goodman has handled have been settled without trial.

Mr. Goodman is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Goodman is 54 years old, is married and has two children, a daughter and a son, aged 14 and 13. His hobbies are horse back riding and motorcyles.

Mr. Goodman's philosophy is that each client is important. He is diligent and aggressive in the pursuit of each and every case he handles no matter how big or small. He communicates with his clients regularly to determine the status of their medical condition and of the status of their treatment. He then acquires the records as quickly as possible and forwards them to the insurance adjusters. Shortly thereafter, he contacts the adjuster in an effort to settle the case. If the case settles, Mr. Goodman acquires releases and checks and the case is then over.

For those cases which can not be settled, Mr. Goodman files a complaint and then tenaciously pursues discovery to bring the case to a close, again as quickly as possible.

Mr. Goodman will not settle a case until a fair and reasonable offer is made. If no such offer is ever forthcoming, Mr. Goodman will try your case to verdict.

In short, Mr. Goodman is an aggressive and experienced attorney who will do all possible to maximize his clients recovery.

Some examples of compensation Mr. Goodman has obtained for his clients areas follows:

-2,300,000 Construction Accident
-2,000,000 Truck vs. Pedestrian
-1,750,000 CTA Bus vs. Pedestrian
-1,000,000 Truck vs. Pedestrian
-1,000,000 Motorcycle Accident
-825,000 Medical Malpractice
-475,000 Motor Vehicle Accident
-600,000 Ski Injury
-325,000 Car Collision
-375,000 Wrongful Death (liability disputed)
-300,000 Car Collision
-300,000 Slip & Fall
-167,500 Dog Bite
-285,000 Motorcycle Accident
-250,000 Motorcycle Accident
-250,000 Slip & Fall


De Paul University of Law

Scott L. Spiegel

Law Office of Daniel E. Goodman LLC

Mr. Spiegel attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison where he received a Bachelors of Arts degree in 1998. While at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Mr. Spiegel successfully completed the following majors: Behavioral Science and Law, Political Science and Sociology. He also received a certificate in Women's Studies.

Mr. Spiegel received his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology. He graduated with honors in 2001. Mr. Spiegel was a member of the Dean's List four of his six semesters at Chicago-Kent and was a three time CALI award winner (highest grade in the class). In addition, Mr. Spiegel participated in a clinical course where he served as a mediator for the Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR). Further, Mr. Spiegel completed an externship for the Honorable Ann C. Williams at the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

In 2006 Mr. Spiegel made the jump from criminal law to civil law and began his tenure as an associate attorney at the Law Office of Daniel E Goodman. At the Law Office of Daniel E Goodman, Mr. Spiegel serves as a litigator and trial attorney specializing in personal injury law and criminal defense. Mr. Spiegel successfully tried numerous personal injury cases to verdict. In addition, Mr. Spiegel has achieved numerous favorable settlements on behalf of clients. Mr. Spiegel conducts thorough investigations and aggressively pursues each case that he handles. He takes pride in maintaining an open line of communication with clients and wants all of his clients to understand each step of the litigation process.

Mr. Spiegel was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. He is married and has one son. His hobbies include spending time with his family, collecting sports memorabilia, exercising and dining out. In addition, Mr. Spiegel is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending his summers cheering on his favorite team, the Chicago Cubs.


Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Daniel Flaherty

Law Office of Daniel E. Goodman LLC

Daniel Flaherty has been happily and successfully practicing civil litigation for a number of years. In those years, he has handled a wide range of civil litigation matters, including personal injury, dram shop, premises liability, insurance coverage, insurance defense, and subrogation. Dan's past experience also includes working at the Public Defender's Office of Douglas County. Dan has successfully argued numerous jury trials to verdict and handled hundreds of arbitration hearings.

Dan received his Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship from the University of St. Thomas. Dan later earned his Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law, where, in his second year, he was a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association trial team competing in a regional trial competition in Boston. Dan is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Dan is married and lives with his wife in the western suburbs. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and working on projects around the house. When he gets the chance, Dan cheers for his favorite sports teams: the White Sox, the Bears, and the Nebraska Huskers.


William Mitchell College of Law