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Daniel A. Edelman

Edelman, Combs, & Latturner & Goodwin LLC

Chicago, IL, USA


Daniel A. Edelman is a member of Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC, Chicago, Illinois.  He is a 1976 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School.  From 1976 to 1981 he was an associate at the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis.  In 1981-1985  he was an associate and then a partner at  Reuben & Proctor, a medium-sized firm formed by some former Kirkland & Ellis lawyers.  From the end of 1985 he has been in private practice in downtown Chicago.  Virtually all of his practice involves litigation on behalf of consumers, both class and individual actions.  He is the author of the chapters on the “Fair Debt Collection Practices Act,” “Truth in Lending Act,” and “Telephone Consumer Protection Act” in Illinois Causes of Action (Ill. Inst. For Cont. Legal Educ.  2014 and earlier editions), author of the chapter on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act in Federal Deception Law (National Consumer Law Center 2013 Supp.), author of  Collection Defense (Ill. Inst. Cont. Legal Educ. 2008, 2011, 2014); author of Chapter 6, “Predatory Lending and Potential Class Actions,” in Real Estate Litigation (Ill. Inst. For Cont. Legal Educ. 2004, 2008, 2013), co-author of Rosmarin & Edelman, Consumer Class Action Manual (2d-4th editions, National Consumer Law Center 1990, 1995 and 1999); and other publications.   Mr. Edelman is also a frequent speaker on consumer law topics for various legal organizations including the Chicago Bar Association, the National Consumer Law Center’s Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and he has testified on behalf of consumers before the Federal Trade Commission and the Illinois legislature.  He is a member of the Illinois bar and admitted to practice in the following courts: United States Supreme Court, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, First Circuit Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois, United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, and the Supreme Court of Illinois.  He is a member of the Northern District of Illinois trial bar.
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