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Daniel J. Cozzi

Chicago, IL (312) 422-0996 V card Print bio

General Info

Education

J.D., Washington University St. Louis School of Law, 2010

  • Staff Editor of the Global Studies Law Review;
  • Environmental Moot Court Competition, Semi-Finalist and Best Brief Winner;
  • Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Competition
  • CALI Award for Legal Advocacy;
  • Legal Practice Excellence Award in Legal Writing;
  • LLM Mentor Program;
  • First-Year Mention Program.
A.B., University of Chicago, Law, Letters & Society, with honors, 2007

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer (2020)

Admissions

Illinois, 2010
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2010

Overview

Daniel J. Cozzi is a partner at the firm. His practice concentrates on the representation of health care networks, hospitals, physicians and attorneys in malpractice lawsuits and disciplinary proceedings. He also represents clients in medical device, product liability, cybersecurity, premises liability and third-party actions.

Mr. Cozzi represented a medical practice group in a mass tort action in Cook County where 60 patients sued the practice group for negligence and bailment. He also helped resolve the cases on terms favorable to his client.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cozzi clerked for Judge Richard B. Teitelman of the Missouri Supreme Court and served as a judicial extern for Federal Magistrate Judge Michael T. Mason of the Northern District of Illinois.

Experience

Dan has achieved a high level of success in litigation, including:

  • Successfully argued motions to dismiss on behalf of hospitals, physicians’ groups and individual physicians.
  • Successfully argued motions to dismiss on behalf of law firms and attorneys.
  • Obtained a directed verdict at trial in a premises liability case.
Plaintiffs v. Defendant Attorney

09/26/2017

Client:

Defendant Attorney

Outcome:

First District Affirmed Circuit Court’s Dismissal

Plaintiff v. Defendant Plastic Surgeon

04/03/2017

Client:

Defendant Plastic Surgeon

Outcome:

Verdict for the defense

Plaintiff v. Defendant Orthopedic Surgeon and Orthopedic Group

03/02/2016

Client:

Defendant Orthopedic Surgeon and Orthopedic Group

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

PLAINTIFF V. DEFENDANT PHYSICAL THERAPIST, ET AL.

02/15/2016

Client:

Defendant Physical Therapist

Outcome:

Dismissal

Plaintiff v. Defendant Gastroenterologist

01/29/2016

Client:

Defendant Gastroenterologist

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

PLAINTIFF V. DEFENDANT NEUROLOGIST, ET AL.

08/13/2015

Client:

Defendant Neurologist

Outcome:

Summary Judgment in Favor of Neurologist

Highlights

Presentations

Participated in a seminar panel on “Minimizing Malpractice Risk in Social Security Disability Claims” for the Social Security Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association (2014)

Off the court

Mr. Cozzi tutors children at Midtown Educational Foundation, a Catholic organization in Chicago dedicated to mentoring urban youth. He also serves as a representative of the baseball team in the Order of the “C”, a varsity lettermen’s organization at the University of Chicago. Mr. Cozzi was selected to sit on the University of Chicago Athletics Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

Personal Information/Pro bono work

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