Daniel S. Chamberlain

Cohen & Malad LLP
Cohen & Malad LLP
One Indiana Sq Ste 1400, Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
IndianapolisIN 46204
(317) 214-0321

Dan Chamberlain focuses his practice on serving personal injury clients, specifically advocating on behalf of traumatic brain injury victims and their families. For more than 20 years, Dan has litigated a variety of personal injury claims in state and federal courts such as:

Traumatic Brain Injury

Birth Injury

Sexual Abuse

Medical Malpractice

Construction Accidents

Wrongful Death

Motor Vehicle and Trucking Accidents

Dan’s work related to traumatic brain injury victims is extensive. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) in Washington, D.C. He served as the Board Chair in 2014-2015, leading the organization’s efforts throughout 30 state and affiliate chapters.

Dan is a member of the Brain Injury Association of Indiana (BIAI) Executive Committee in Indianapolis, Indiana. This organization works at the local and state level to advocate for the rights of people and their families who have been impacted by traumatic brain injuries.


J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 1992

Gruenewald Scholarship Recipient

Note Editor, Indiana University International Law Review

Moot Court Society

B.S. in Legal Administration, Ball State University, 1989

Cum Laude  


Board Certified, National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA)

AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Indiana Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters 2005 – 2021, Top 50- 2017

Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation, Fishers Club 1997

Best Lawyers, Woodward/White Inc., — Personal Injury Litigation- Plaintiff, 2014-2021


American Association for Justice (AAJ)

National College of Advocacy

Diplomat Status achieved at Harvard University Law School

Board Member, Resort Torts Litigation Section

Motor Vehicle, Premises Liability and Highway Section

Leaders Forum

Exchange Advisory Committee

Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group

Interstate Trucking Litigation Group

American Bar Association (ABA)

Litigation, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice Sections

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

American College of Board Certified Attorneys

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)F13 and F15 Committee Member

Brain Injury Association of America Past President

Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) House of Delegates

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)

Executive Committee- Treasurer (2013); Secretary (2014); President (2016); Immediate Past President (2017)

Board of Directors

Co-Chair Legislation Committee (2003-2010)

College of Fellows

Indianapolis Bar Association

Board of Managers (2006-2008)

Chair Litigation Section (2004)

Distinguished Fellow

Melvin M. Belli Society

Life Member

National Crime Victim Bar Association

Advisory Board Member

North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ)

Sustaining Member

Public Justice

Member, 2018


Indiana, 1992

North Carolina, 1998

Arizona, 2013

South Carolina State Courts, Pro Hac Vice

Tennessee State Courts, Pro Hac Vice

Colorado State Courts, Pro Hac Vice

Texas State Courts, Pro Hac Vice

Florida State Courts, Pro Hac Vice

Illinois State Courts, Pro Hac Vice

Michigan Courts of Appeals, Pro Hac Vice

U.S. District Courts and Court of Appeals

U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1992

U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1992


Butrum v. Rosemont Tavern- Severe traumatic brain injury caused as a result of a driver that got drunk at a bar

Lynch v. Herr & Erie Insurance Exchange- Orthopedic fracture ending ability to compete in long-distance running events

Wood v. T.A. Kaiser Heating – Construction site fall resulting in serious orthopedic injuries

Painter v. American Family- Underinsured motorist case resulting in traumatic brain injury

Lawson v. Sexton Apartments – Premises liability case involving severe lacerations

Blanchard v. Miller – Neck and back injuries from interstate crash

Lanham v. Werner Enterprises, Inc- Truck crash resulting in traumatic brain injury

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