Danielle Luisi is a trial attorney who focuses her practice on the defense of civil litigation and toxic tort claims. As part of a national trial counsel team for a large industrial products company, Ms. Luisi oversees product liability and premises-related asbestos cases in a variety of states, analyzing and executing client strategy. As local and regional trial counsel for companies involved in litigation over the use of asbestos in their products and on their premises, Ms. Luisi provides a range of services to her clients including extensive discovery work, motion practice, client reporting, and national litigation coordination. With her extensive experience in varied stages of litigation, Ms. Luisi is skilled in consulting with expert witnesses, deposing witnesses, researching and drafting motions, negotiating favorable settlements, and assisting in discovery and trial preparation.
Ms. Luisi has always made it her purpose to serve her clients and the community. Prior to joining Segal McCambridge, Ms. Luisi worked in the civil and criminal bureaus of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office as an Assistant State’s Attorney. Ms. Luisi represented the victims of crimes in the community taking numerous cases to trial at the felony and misdemeanor level ranging from traffic violations, drug and weapon offenses, theft, and violent crimes. In addition, she practiced in civil courtrooms on behalf of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services filing petitions for child support and enforcement. Ms. Luisi is a strong advocate for her clients with significant courtroom experience.
During law school, Ms. Luisi was one of ten students awarded the Philip H. Corboy Fellowship in Trial Advocacy, where she earned individual and team awards for Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in trial advocacy competitions across the country. She also served as assistant editor of the Public Interest Law Reporter and co-chair of the Public Interest Law Society.
Outside of work, Ms. Luisi enjoys running and playing golf and tennis. She has had the opportunity to combine her love of running with her quest for charitable contribution by participating in races benefiting different charities.
- National Quarterfinalist and Midwest Finalist, 34th Annual Texas Young
Lawyer’s Association National Trial Competition, 2008/2009
- Midwest Semi-Finalist, 35th Annual Texas Young Lawyer’s Association National Trial Competition, 2009/2010
- Semi-Finalist, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition, 2009
- Best Cross Examination and Best Advocate, 9th Annual Michigan State University National Trial Advocacy Competition, 2008
- CALI award in Advocacy and Trial Practice, 2008
Professional & Civic Involvement
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Women's Bar Association of Illinois
- Illinois Supreme Court Applies Discovery Rule Extending Statute of Limitations Period in Wrongful Death and Survival Actions11.15.16
- Illinois Appellate Court Throws Out Jury Verdict Finding Plaintiff with Asymptomatic Asbestosis Did Not Prove Any Physical Harm6.30.16
- Illinois Supreme Bars Civil Asbestos Action Under Workers’ Compensation Act Exclusive Remedy Provision11.25.15
Washington & Jefferson College, B.A., 2007, summa cum laude, Dean's List
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., Certificate in Advocacy, 2010, Dean’s List
- Illinois, 2010
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois