Chicago lawyer Dan Kirschner has been chosen to head the Illinois Carnival Amusement Safety Board. Kirschner is a personal injury lawyer who has represented victims of carnival and amusement park ride injuries and deaths.
Online PR News – 01-February-2012 – – Corboy & Demetrio attorney Daniel S. Kirschner has been named Chair of the Illinois Carnival Amusement Safety Board, which advises the Illinois Department of Labor on carnival and amusement safety issues. Kirschner was appointed to the Board by Governor Pat Quinn in 2010.
“There is no sadder part of our practice in helping victims and their families than when that victim is a child. My hope is that through the important work of this Board, I will never have to look into the eyes of another grieving parent,” Dan Kirschner said. “Across the Midwest, from Illinois to Wisconsin and Indiana, I have represented individuals injured at carnivals, water parks and haunted houses, involving foreseeable incidents which were readily preventable, and I would not be fulfilling my commitment to my clients if I did not do more to keep it from happening to someone else,” Mr. Kirschner added.
By statute, the Carnival-Amusement Safety Board is comprised of eight members, including the Director of the IL Department of Labor, an operator of amusement rides, a registered professional engineer, an insurance industry representative and representatives of the general public, of which Mr. Kirschner is one.
Mr. Kirschner, who practices in the area of plaintiff’s personal injury law, was also recently named an Illinois Super Lawyer for 2012, a designation given to less than 5% of attorneys in the state. Since joining Corboy & Demetrio in 1998, Mr. Kirschner, a partner at the firm, has obtained more than $65 million in verdicts and settlements for his injured clients.
Mr. Kirschner's practice is concentrated in litigation involving catastrophic injury and death, with extensive experience in the areas of aviation disasters; trucking, motor vehicle and highway collisions; railroad crossings and derailments; construction mishaps; premises liability; product liability; medical malpractice; pedestrian and bicycle collisions; school and governmental liability; public transportation (taxicabs and buses); animal control (dog bites); toxic and chemical exposure; infant crib and toy recalls; hospitality and tourism industry; and liability for third-party criminal acts and sexual assault.
The Illinois Supreme Court has repeatedly tapped Mr. Kirschner for appointment to terms serving on the Court’s Committee on Character and Fitness, Rules Committee, and Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases. Mr. Kirschner is a graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of Law and is an active member of many bar associations. He is a past Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and served as an investigator for the Chicago Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee.
Mr. Kirschner has been involved in numerous community and charitable organizations over the years. In recognition of his leadership on the American Cancer Society’s Chicago Region Board, Mr. Kirschner was presented with the President’s Award for Advocate of the Year by the American Cancer Society for his successful advocacy efforts promoting the City of Chicago’s Comprehensive Indoor Clean Air Ordinance, known as “’Smoke-Free Chicago.” He currently serves as Chair of the Chicago Regional Board of the American Cancer Society.
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