Dan Brennan

Daniel S. Brennan

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Cell 312.504.3113
Fax 312.281.9010


Georgetown University Law Center

  • J.D., 1990, cum laude

University of Notre Dame

  • B.A., 1986, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Northern District of Illinois


  • American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry; Current Governing Committee Member; Former Member of Steering Committee of Division 12 (Owners & Lenders)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys

Daniel S. Brennan

Practice Emphasis

Mr. Brennan, founding partner of Laurie & Brennan, LLP, concentrates his practice on advising owners, designers and contractors on risk management in the construction process; prosecuting and defending construction claims including professional negligence, cost overrun, and delay claims; negotiating and drafting construction and design contracts for architects, engineers and owners; and advising clients with respect to design and construction of accessible facilities under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act. 

Published Cases

  • Board of Managers of the Courtyards at the Woodlands Condo Assoc. v. IKO Chicago, Inc., 697 N.E.2d 727 (Ill. 1998)
  • IHP Industrial, Inc. v. PermAlert ESP, 178 F.R.D. 483 (S.D. Miss. 1997); 947 F. Supp. 257 (S.D. Miss. 1996)

Publications and Presentations

Mr. Brennan has authored numerous publications and articles for professional construction organizations and magazines.  He is a frequent presenter for professional construction groups and associations. 

Awards and Honors

Mr. Brennan is consistently ranked among the top lawyers in construction law. His awards and honors include:

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, which in 2007 said he is an "all-around first-rate construction lawyer" and in 2008 described him as "wonderful;"
  • He is recommended in the PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2009;
  • Listing in The International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers;
  • Listing as an Illinois Super Lawyer;
  • Expert Guides named him as a top lawyer in construction law in the USA in Best of the Best 2012.


Dan is a runner—he runs marathons, and he runs hither and yon following the extracurricular exploits of his four children.