Daniel J. Fumagalli


Daniel Fumagalli, a Principal with Chuhak & Tecson, is a commercial litigator with extensive trial and appellate experience in federal and Illinois state courts.


Dan represents a diverse group of clients, including individuals, corporations, family-owned and other closely held businesses. During his years of practice Dan has pursued and defended claims on behalf of his clients across a broad range of practice areas.

A member of Chuhak & Tecson’s Employment Law Group, Dan represents employers and employees in employment matters involving restrictive covenants, workplace discrimination suits and claims before the EEOC. He also counsels employers in compensation and benefits actions, including ERISA claims and overtime and minimum wage issues under the FLSA. Dan advises employers on workplace policies and procedures as well as drafting and reviewing employee handbooks. He has also been a speaker at firm-sponsored seminars and presentations regarding employment law issues, including race and age discrimination.

In addition to employment matters, Dan represents his clients in a wide range of other litigation matters including shareholder disputes, trade secrets claims, copyright and trademark infringement matters, tax disputes, union contribution demands, business contract disputes, injunctions and other chancery actions. He also has handled a variety of contested estate and trust litigation matters.

Dan has extensive experience with all phases of litigation as well as arbitration and mediation matters. He has trial experience before state and federal courts. He is a member of the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois court and has handled appeals on the federal level to the Seventh Circuit and Federal Circuit and on the state level before the Illinois appellate courts and the Illinois Supreme Court. Throughout the firm, Dan is highly regarded as an appellate litigator.

Dan’s practice has also grown significantly in trademark and intellectual property law, where he counsels individuals and businesses in the development, registration and defense of trademarks.

Dan is passionate about his volunteer work. In April 2007, Dan received the Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for his work pursuing a race discrimination claim on behalf of an indigent client.

Dan has served on Chuhak & Tecson’s Finance and Professional Education Committees and as an Ombudsperson.


Cornell Law School, J.D., 1982
College of the Holy Cross, B.A., cum laude, 1979

Bar Admissions
Illinois, 1982

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1982
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1988
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1989
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1989
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2019

Memberships & Associations
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Leading Lawyer (2011 – 2024)
  • Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, and Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (2007)
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Dan Fumagalli tries to simplify even the most complicated matters.

Dan Fumagalli guides individuals and small business owners through every step of the judicial process. “Litigation is more than just the end result—litigation is everything that leads up to the end result.”