Employers look to Danny Simandl as a counselor and litigator in key areas of labor and employment law. He helps them create workplaces that optimize operations and benefit their workforces, and he takes a proactive approach to policy development and implementation to ensure employers are always covered and employees are never taken by surprise.

Clients also rely on Danny for guidance on matters involving the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Affordable Care Act, the Employee Retirement Income Securities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Danny has litigated and settled employment disputes involving disability discrimination, trade secrets, and non-compete agreements brought in state and federal courts. Alongside that experience, Danny has negotiated collective bargaining agreements and handled labor disputes, including grievances and unfair labor practices, and has provided onsite counseling during strikes. Employers also seek his assistance with drafting employee handbooks.

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During law school, Danny was president of the Labor and Employment Law Society, practiced as a student associate for the Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic that helps start-up businesses with legal compliance, and worked as a research assistant on updating The Negotiator's Fieldbook: The Desk Reference for the Experienced Negotiator. He also worked at a human resources service provider administering the Family and Medical Leave Act requests of employees of mid-size companies.

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  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., 2016)
    • President, Labor and Employment Law Society
  • University of Minnesota (B.A., 2013)

Bar Admissions

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Norris Adolescent Center, Board Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin




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