McDevitt Law Offices, P.C. is a full service personal injury law firm with experience resolving cases for our clients through settlement, mediation, arbitration and trial in Chicago and throughout Illinois. We represent clients in a wide range of cases from car, truck and motorcycle accidents to cases involving medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability and other causes of serious injury.
Our clients receive personal service and attention to their claim. Many of our clients have suffered injury that has significantly interrupted their lives. We know this can be uncomfortable as the medical bills and other household bills climb. We believe in being accessible to our clients. We personally answer our client’s phone calls and handle every aspect of their claim. The attorney you meet with and hire at your first meeting is the lawyer who will handle that claim from beginning to end. We arrive at the office early and we are available after hours as well. We deliver the results our clients deserve.
Daniel J. McDevitt joined the Law Offices of John J. Dwyer, Jr., P.C. in 1996. He attended DePaul University College of Law after graduating from the University of Iowa in 1993. He graduated from DePaul in 1996 and was licensed to practice in both Illinois State Courts and Illinois Federal Courts. Dan was also licensed to practice in Wisconsin in 2006.
Dan has represented clients who have suffered serious personal injury and wrongful death since he was first licensed. Dan has handled and resolved a wide range of personal injury claims through mediation, arbitration, settlement and trial. This includes claims arising from car, truck and motorcycle accidents, premises liability and medical malpractice. In 2004, Dan was made a partner and the firm name was changed to Dwyer & McDevitt to reflect the partnership. John Dwyer retired on January 1, 2015 and the firm name was changed to McDevitt Law Offices, P.C. to reflect John's retirement.
Dan is a member of the American Association of Justice, Illinois State Bar Association and Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association. Dan is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, a prestigious group of trial lawyers with experience handling cases in excess of one million dollars in value. In 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, Dan was named a Rising Star by Law and Politics and the publishers of the Chicago Magazine, a distinction given to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the State of Illinois. In 2011, Dan was named one of the Top 40 under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers, an invitation only professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys. No more than 40 lawyers per state are asked to join the organization.
Dan has appeared on television on the CBA program "You and the Law" to discuss the rights of pedestrians and bicyclists on the roadway. He is also written professionally on the recovery of damages from a bar or drunk driver pursuant to the Dram Shop Act.
Avvo, an online lawyer directory, has rated Dan a “10.0/10.0-Superb”, the highest possible rating. The Avvo rating is based upon years in practice, disciplinary history, industry recognition and professional achievements.
Martindale-Hubbell Ratings provides peer reviews of lawyers and law firms for consumers and professionals. Through a peer review rating process Martindale-Hubbell has rated Dan “5 out of 5, AV-Preeminent,” it’s highest rating. The rating is based upon legal knowledge, analytical ability, judgment, communication ability and legal experience. The rating also suggests the highest ethical standards. The AV-Preeminent rating is awarded to less than 5% of the attorneys practicing in the United States.
Ronald W. Cobb joined McDevitt Law Offices, P.C. as a personal injury lawyer in 2014. He practices personal injury law in all areas including automobile collisions, premises liability, product liability, and medical malpractice.
Ron was born and raised in the Chicago area, the son of an attorney. In fact, advocacy is in his blood—his grandfather and uncle also are proud attorneys. Growing up around the profession instilled in Ron a strong sense of duty to his clients, who seek and deserve justice. Ron works hard for his clients, and his dedication elicits respect by his peers on both sides of the aisle.
While Ron was a full-time student at DePaul University College of Law, he served as a law clerk at one of the most prestigious civil litigation firms in Chicago—being mentored by some of the most respected and recognized attorneys in the state. This invaluable experience has given Ron the necessary perspective to bring a complicated case to trial. He approaches each case with thoughtfulness and diligence, dedicating himself to commanding the facts of the case and weighing the relevance of every issue.
Ron graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Art History. In 2013, he received his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law, where he was recognized for his academic achievements.
Ron is an active member of the American Association of Justice, American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and the Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association.
John J. Dwyer, Jr. (Retired- 2015) graduated from John Marshall Law School in 1981. During law school, he served as a member of the Law Review and participated in Moot Court. John began practicing law in 1981 for a firm which specialized in the handling of plaintiff’s personal injury litigation. During his first three years, he tried ten product liability cases to verdict. The cases involved fires/explosions which caused personal injury and property damage. He also tried cases to verdict involving medical malpractice, premises liability and motor vehicle accidents.
John founded The Law Offices of John J. Dwyer, Jr. in 1989. Over the course of his 32 year career, John has represented clients who suffer serious personal injury and wrongful death as a result of negligence. John has tried and settled a wide range of product liability cases including cases involving design, assembly or manufacturing of products and cases involving the failure to warn. John has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of his clients through mediation, settlement and trial in cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, accounting malpractice and architect malpractice.
John’s work as an honest advocate for his clients continues to earn him the respect of his colleagues and opponents. He remains active in the legal community as a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and served as the co-editor of The Automobile Litigation Book, 2002 edition, published by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. The Automobile Litigation Book serves as a resource for personal injury lawyers and addresses many of the issues attorneys face when handling automobile negligence claims.
Why Choose McDevitt Law Offices, P.C.?
Verdicts and settlements exceeding $100,000,000.00 recovered for our clients
Free case consultation available by phone, our office or we can travel to you.
No attorney fee unless we recover money for you.
Experienced attorneys who limit their practice to the handling of personal injury claims and litigation.
Selective case evaluation means more attorney time for our clients.