Daniel P. Johnston

Partner

Location: Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.606.7781

Biography

Daniel P. Johnston is a partner with Clausen Miller P.C. who focuses his practice on representing national insurance companies and risk retention groups involved in complex coverage and other commercial disputes, including bad faith actions.

As an experienced litigator, Dan represents his clients in state and federal courts in coverage litigation involving primary, umbrella and excess insurance policies with an emphasis on general liability, construction defect, advertising injury, professional liability, director and officer, product liability, environmental and mass tort, intellectual property and extra-contractual liability claims.

Outside of the litigation context, Dan counsels insurers on coverage, claims handling, policy drafting and bad faith issues, as well as provides strategic analysis related to the resolution of coverage disputes.

In addition to his insurance coverage practice, Dan has significant experience in prosecuting and defending general commercial litigation and disputes as well as litigating direct defense (including construction defect, premise liability, and products claims), professional liability and employment claims.

Dan is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Dan has also been admitted pro hac vice in numerous state and federal jurisdictions throughout the United States.

Dan is a member of the DRI and Chicago Bar Association, and serves as a member of the CBA’s Judicial Evaluation Committee.

Education

  • J. D. Drake University Law School 1996
  • B.A. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DRI (formerly Defense Research Institute)
  • Marist High School Law Association
  • Chicago

    Illinois 60603

    10 South LaSalle Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60603

    T: 312.855.1010 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • New York

    New York 10005

    28 Liberty Street 39th Floor

    New York, New York 10005

    T: 212.805.3900 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Mission Viejo

    California 92691

    27285 Las Ramblas

    Suite 200

    Mission Viejo, California 92691

    T: 949.260.3100 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Florham Park

    New Jersey 07932

    100 Campus Drive

    Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

    T: 973.410.4130 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 973.410.4169 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Michigan City

    Indiana 46360

    200 Commerce Square

    Michigan City, Indiana 46360

    T: 219.262.6106 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partners: Paige M. Neel, Kimbley A. Kearney

  • Appleton

    Wisconsin 54914

    4650 W. Spencer Street

    Appleton, Wisconsin 54914

    T: 920.560.4658 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 920.968.4650 Office Managing Partner: Patrick L. Breen

  • Stamford

    Connecticut 06902

    68 Southfield Avenue

    2 Stamford Landing Suite 100

    Stamford, Connecticut 06902

    T: 203.921.0303 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Matthew J. Van Dusen

  • Tampa

    Florida 33609

    4830 West Kennedy Boulevard, One Urban Center

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • San Francisco

    California 94111

    100 Pine Street

    Suite 1250

    San Francisco, California 94111

    T: 415.745.3598 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Houston

    Texas 77019

    2929 Allen Parkway

    American General Center, Suite 200

    Houston, Texas 77019

    T: 346.229.4612 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Ramy P. Elmasri

  • Boca Raton

    Florida 33434

    7777 Glades Road

    Suite 405

    Boca Raton, Florida 33434

    T: 561.765.5305 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick