Daniel K. Cray

Title: Founding Member
Company: Cray Huber Hortsman Heil & VanAusdal LLC
Location: Clarendon Hills, Illinois, United States

Daniel K. Cray, Founding Member at Cray Huber Hortsman Heil & VanAusdal LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in civil trial.

Surrounded by legal professionals during his upbringing, Mr. Cray found it appealing how lawyers learned something new every day on the job. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in psychology and political science from Illinois State University, as well as a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Illinois Law School in 1981. Shortly thereafter, he was admitted to practice law in Illinois, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Central Districts of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Colorado District and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Notably, since 1999, Mr. Cray has served as the founding member of Cray Huber Hortsman Heil & VanAusdal LLC, a preeminent civil trial firm in Chicago, Illinois.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Cray gained initial legal experience working for Jacobs & Montgomery. Today, he holds more than 35 years of experience in the supervision, preparation and trial of complex tort and commercial litigation, concentrating on catastrophic loss cases. For his exceptional skill, he has been AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been consecutively listed in Illinois Super Lawyers. He attributes his success to understanding people and having the best intentions to help his clients. Presently, Mr. Cray maintains affiliation with the Illinois State Bar Association, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, International Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and DuPage County Bar Association. In five years’ time, he hopes to continue his work, as well as train future attorneys.

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