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Daniel Kolodziej

Phone: 312.861-0808

Daniel Kolodziej focuses his practice on representing clients in a wide array of matters in state and federal courts throughout Illinois. These matters include: breach of contract matters, writs of certiorari/administrative law matters, public contract bid disputes, complaints with insurance carriers, bankruptcies, and DUI/criminal matters.

A seasoned trial lawyer with deep and broad litigation experience, Dan has first chaired more than 30 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials and contested evidentiary hearings on civil and criminal matters. He has taken and defended numerous depositions, has substantial experience in propounding and responding to written discovery requests, and he has substantial experience in bringing and responding to dispositive motions. Dan has represented clients before courts and administrative bodies throughout Northeastern Illinois in both state and federal court and has negotiated numerous settlements for hundreds of individuals in breach of contract matters, breach of warranty, commercial, criminal/DUI, declaratory judgement, foreclosure, property dispute, and tort matters. Additionally, Dan has prepared Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions for scores of individuals, represented those individuals at court, and has guided them through the bankruptcy process. Representative matters include:

  • Prosecuting writs of certiorari against the City of Chicago for breach of contract and breach of warranty on behalf of public contractors;
  • Representing public contractors in making and responding to bid protests;
  • Prosecuting actions on behalf of consumers and small businesses against their insurance carriers;
  • Briefing and successfully defending a debtor on an appeal brought by a creditor after its motion to lift the automatic stay in the debtor’s bankruptcy was denied at the bankruptcy court level;
  • Prosecuting an adversary action on behalf of a creditor and obtaining an order from the bankruptcy court excepting fraudulently obtained debt from discharge; and
  • Obtaining numerous not guilty verdicts on DUI and criminal matters at bench trials and jury trials.

Prior to joining Georges & Synowiecki, and from 2007 to 2019, Dan represented members of Locals 1 and 450 of UNITEHERE and Local 130 of the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union. From 2005 to 2007, he was an Assistant Public Defender at the Will County Public Defender’s Office. While a law student and an undergraduate student, Dan interned for the Federal Highway Administration, then-Alderman Bernard Hansen, and then-Cook County Board Commissioner Mike Quigley.

  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • DePaul University, with honors (B.A. Political Science)