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Daniel J. Zollner

Daniel J. Zollner

Senior Counsel


  • Litigation
  • Business & Commercial
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

WSG Practice Industries


Illinois, U.S.A.


Daniel J. Zollner is a Member in Dykema's Insurance Industry Group in the Chicago office. Mr. Zollner's practice focuses on ERISA, insurance and commercial litigation and counseling. With regard to ERISA matters, he handles employee benefit claims and litigation, stop loss coverage and litigation and administrative hearings, and advises plans and third party administrators on ERISA claim and appeal procedures, plan provisions, employee benefit claims, and coverage under stop loss policies.

In his insurance practice, Mr. Zollner handles litigation involving first and third party insurance claims, business income claims, intergovernmental self-insured pods, bad faith claims, professional liability claims, and the residual market. He also handles administrative hearings before state regulatory authorities, and advises on insurance coverage issues and policy wording.

Mr. Zollner has tried more than two dozen jury and bench cases to verdict, as well as trying a number of administrative hearings and arbitrations to judgment. He has also briefed and argued more than two dozen federal and state appeals in Illinois and Michigan and before the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Federal Courts of Appeal.

Mr. Zollner directly handles lawsuits in Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will Counties, the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and the Northern District of Indiana. He also supervises litigation nationwide for clients.

Bar Admissions



University of Illinois, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., magna cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Areas of Practice

Business & Commercial | Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation | ERISA Litigation | Litigation | Privacy and Data Security

Professional Career

Professional Associations

    Chicago Bar Association
    Defense Research Institute


6/13/08 Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Illinois: Defending a Bad Faith Claim - Document Production and Deposition Preparation, National Business Institute; 5/20/08 Section 5/155.22 of the Illinois Insurance Code: Are You on the Right Side of the Red Line?, Northwest Suburban Chapter of the CPCU; 4/17/07 Brokers and Agents: Legal Liability Perils for Those on the Front Lines, Northwest Suburban Chapter of the CPCU

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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