Daniel Truesdell is an Associate in Miller Johnson’s litigation section. He works with both business entities and private individuals in resolving disputes.
Mr. Truesdell is experienced preparing for trials and hearings, and in conducting extensive pre-dispute investigations. This includes drafting motions, reviewing documents, preparing for depositions, preparing testifying experts, and conducting legal research. He has worked in a broad array of cases involving breach of contract, merger litigation, shareholder disputes, cross-border disputes, bankruptcy restructuring, Civil RICO claims and mortgage-backed securities contract litigation.
Mr. Truesdell previously practiced in Chicago as a Litigation Associate at Jenner & Block LLP and at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
While in law school, Mr. Truesdell externed for federal and state trial court judges in Chicago and worked as a law clerk for federal and state prosecutors in the city.
Mr. Truesdell is licensed in Michigan and Illinois. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. While in Chicago, he monitored all federal judiciary opinions across the country relating to attorney-client privilege and work product protection issues, and applied that research to a leading national treatise on these subjects, GREENWALD ET AL., TESTIMONIAL PRIVILEGES (Thompson Reuters 2015 ed.)
Mr. Truesdell is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law where he earned his J.D. cum laude in 2014. He served as the Executive Articles Editor for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.
Mr. Truesdell received a B.A. from the University of Iowa in 2003. He studied abroad at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen in the Netherlands for one academic year.
Mr. Truesdell has worked on pro bono matters involving civil litigation and criminal post-conviction proceedings. His pro bono advocacy on behalf of a group of defendants in in a Cook County Circuit Court case brought attention to an obscure provision of Illinois law that compelled plaintiffs challenging a zoning board decision to sue individuals whose only involvement was simply having spoken at a zoning board hearing. In response to public attention brought by the case, the Illinois General Assembly recently amended the law to better protect citizens’ First Amendment rights.