Daniel J. Downes, P.C. is a personal injury law firm representing the seriously injured throughout the Midwest with emphasis on representing injured railroad workers under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA).

Free Call — Free Advice (1.800.624.2121)

DAN DOWNES  (download PDF CV)


Dan Downes has practiced law for over 30 years representing the seriously injured. While working as a detective on the Chicago Police Department he attended Loyola Law School and graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1972. He began his career working for the former Henslee firm in 1973, where he spent many years representing the injured, including injured railroad workers, for designated legal counsel Martin Henslee (deceased 1992).

His experience as a licensed pilot and licensed Captain of Watercraft assists him in handling cases for clients in marine and aviation incidents. Dan has represented injured clients throughout the Midwest and, for the excellent job he has done in obtaining justice for their members, he has earned the privilege of being Designated Legal Counsel for the American Train Dispatchers Association, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, and the United Transportation Union.

He is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and several United States District Courts, as well as the United States Supreme Court. Dan is a member in good standing of the Illinois Bar Association, the Minnesota Bar Association, the Nebraska Bar Association, and he serves proudly on the Board of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys.

Dan Downes also is a member of:
American Bar Association
American Trial Lawyers Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Chicago Bar Association.

Dan Downes has achieved an AV rating (highest) from Martindale Hubbel.

OF COUNSEL: Donald F. Eddy | William J. Harte | Joseph E. Tighe | William T. Rodeghier | Erik D. Gruber
Ethan Kimbrell | Dana Pesha | Brett E. Tatara

We are available to furnish you free advice regarding your injury 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Se Habla Español. Please Read Disclaimer.
FELA Designated Legal Counsel     dan@dandownes.com    1.800.624.2121    Office: 312.781.1852    Cell: 312.953.5839    Fax: 312.781.1854