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Cook County Personal Injury Firm Partners Named Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers

Kaiser Hafezi Law is proud to announce that the firm’s partners, attorneys Dan Kaiser and Mariam Hafezi, have been recognized as 2022 Super Lawyers in the field of personal injury. Super Lawyers selections are based on an attorney’s professional accomplishments as well as peer nominations. Mr. Kaiser and Ms. Hafezi are honored to be recognized by this diverse and well-regarded legal resource.

Daniel J. Kaiser, again recognized as a Super Lawyer, has over three decades of experience representing injury victims in the Chicago area. As a litigator and trial attorney, Mr. Kaiser compassionately and skillfully advocates for individuals and their families who have suffered serious harm due to dangerous accidents caused by the negligence of third parties. He is a creative problem solver with unparalleled negotiating abilities. Attorney Kaiser holds membership in many professional associations, including the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, Illinois State Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, and Chicago Bar Association.

Mariam L. Hafezi has been admitted to the Illinois State Bar since 2010 and was named a partner of Kaiser Hafezi Law in 2019. Each year since 2019, Mariam Hafezi has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star. She has earned this award in the fields of personal injury and medical malpractice. An accomplished attorney, Ms. Hafezi is dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of clients who have sustained severe injuries or who have lost a family member to wrongful death. Attorney Hafezi is also a member of the Trial Bar for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Kaiser Hafezi Law Welcomes Personal Injury Attorney Kyli Cotten

Kyli L. Cotten

Kaiser Hafezi Law, located in Bensenville, Illinois, is a well-regarded legal practice focusing on personal injury matters. The firm is excited to welcome Associate Attorney Kyli Cotten as the newest member of its practice. An eager and energetic lawyer, Ms. Cotten is a well-suited addition to the Kaiser Hafezi Law team.

Ms. Cotten earned her Juris Doctor Degree in 2020 from Baylor Law School. The school’s Trial Advocacy Program is renowned and ranks 2nd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. While pursuing her law degree, Ms. Cotten was actively involved in projects aimed to provide pro bono legal services to the community. In 2017, Ms. Cotten graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a dual degree in Government and History.

Ms. Cotten, a born-and-raised Texan, fell in love with the Chicago Area. She is excited to call Illinois her new home and begin her legal career serving Chicagoland and the surrounding communities. Ms. Cotten was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 2021. She aspires to utilize her legal capabilities to advocate for those who have been injured in serious accidents, as well as further develop her litigation craft alongside the other skilled attorneys at Kaiser Hafezi Law.

Attorneys at Kaiser Hafezi Law Selected to 2021 Super Lawyers Lists


2021 Super LawyersSeveral attorneys at Kaiser Hafezi Law were recently recognized on the 2021 Super Lawyers lists in the area of Personal Injury law. Attorney Daniel J. Kaiser was named a Super Lawyer for the second year in a row. For the third consecutive year, Attorney Mariam L. Hafezi was named a Rising Star.

Super Lawyers is a comprehensive directory featuring detailed profiles of attorneys across the United States who have attained a high level of peer recognition and professional achievement in more than 70 practice areas. The patented selection process includes independent research, in addition to peer nominations and evaluations. Only 5 percent of attorneys in the state are named as Super Lawyers, and only 2.5 percent of attorneys under the age of 40 can be designated as Rising Stars. 

With more than 34 years of experience handling complex personal injury cases, Daniel is the founding partner at Kaiser Hafezi Law. A seasoned litigator and trial attorney, he has proven success in securing compensation for injuries related to construction accidents; medical malpractice; car, truck, and bicycle collisions; and product defects. Dan proudly represents injured persons and the families of deceased all over the country and has obtained over $100 million in jury verdicts and settlements for his clients. 

Kaiser Hafezi Law Celebrates the Third Anniversary of Their Largest Work Injury Verdict


Kaiser Hafezi Law Anniversary

Kaiser Hafezi Law is celebrating the third anniversary of its record-setting verdict on March 3, 2018. According to court documents, a $15.2 million construction negligence jury verdict involving a low back injury was awarded to the plaintiff.

In Kenneth M. Smith v. Retail Project Managers, Inc., Cook Co. Case # 15 L 1323, Cook County jurors awarded a man $15.2 million more than 10 years after he sustained a lower back injury while removing a desk from a truck on a construction worksite.

In official court documents, Plaintiff Kenneth M. Smith, 47, filed a negligence lawsuit in June 2008 against XSport Fitness Inc. and its subsidiaries; third-party contractors; and project manager Retail Project Managers Inc., alleging that RPM and its contractors did not provide “adequate equipment” or “proper staffing” to help in unloading a 300-pound desk.

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