Daniel Kennedy is a senior attorney as Gass Turek who maintains an active practice representing individuals and businesses in a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including products liability, professional negligence, insurance coverage disputes, personal injury, securities litigation, and general commercial litigation. Mr. Kennedy is licensed to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois and has experience in civil trial and appellate work in federal and state courts.
Mr. Kennedy also regularly serves as local counsel in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, providing valuable advice and counsel to out-of-state practitioners. In addition, Mr. Kennedy maintains an active pro bono practice in which he has represented clients in criminal post-conviction, civil rights, immigration and ERISA matters. Mr. Kennedy was listed as a “Rising Star” in Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine from 2011-2014. In its 2018 edition, Benchmark Litigation named Mr. Kennedy a “future litigation star.”
Before joining Gass Turek, Mr. Kennedy served as a law clerk to the Honorable Barbara B. Crabb of the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin and later practiced in the Chicago office of Jenner & Block, LLP.
Mr. Kennedy obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and his law degree summa cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Kennedy served on the editorial board of the University of Illinois Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif.
Mr. Kennedy is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Milwaukee Bar Association and the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association.
Outside the office, Mr. Kennedy has been a member of the Board of Directors of Milestones Programs for Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the highest quality care and educational opportunities for children, for many years, and served as the Board President from 2018-2020.