Jennifer Danish

Jennifer Danish

Managing Partner

Phone: 312-235-4886
Fax: 312-254-3140

Jennifer Danish is the Managing Partner of Bryant Legal Group PC. Her practice at the firm concentrates on matters involving ERISA governed benefits, short and long term disability policies, individual disability income policies and False Claims Act litigation.

Jennifer counsels and represents policyholders on all aspects of disability coverage, from the filing of initial claims, to internal appeals, to litigating denials in state and federal court. She is intimately familiar with insurance industry operations and uses this knowledge to help her clients collect the benefits they are entitled to. As a Chicago insurance lawyer, Jennifer also provides strategic and practical advice to both individuals and businesses seeking to purchase insurance products.

Jennifer is very involved in her professional community. Her leadership activities include serving as the as the Chair of the ABA Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section, Health & Disability Insurance Law Committee, and the Chair of the American Association for Justice, Social Security Section. She frequently presents programs and publishes articles in national publications with her recent topics including:  ERISA, discovery, state discretionary prohibition bans, mediation/alternative dispute resolution, insurance bad faith, Social Security disability, Medicare set-asides and long term care coverage.

In her spare time, Jennifer volunteers for the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program, Inc., which helps lawyers, judges and law students obtain the assistance they need to address substance abuse addiction and mental health problems.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice (AAJ) (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Social Security Law Section, Chair, 2017-2018
  • ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Health & Disability Insurance Law Committee, Chair, 2017-2018
  • Chicago Bar Association, Social Security Law Committee, Chair, 2016-2017
  • American Association of Justice, Social Security Law Section, Vice Chair, 2016-2017
  • ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Health & Disability Insurance Law Committee, Chair-Elect, 2016-2017
  • Chicago Bar Association, Social Security Law Committee, Chair-Elect, 2015-2016
  • American Association of Justice, Member, 2009-present
  • American Association of Justice, ERISA Benefits Litigation Group, Member, 2015-present
  • American Association of Justice, Insurance Law Section, Member, 2009-present
  • American Association of Justice, Social Security Law Section, Member, 2009-present
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Member, 2013-present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member, 2013-present
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Member, 2013-present
  • ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Health & Disability Insurance Law Committee, Member, 2013-present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Member, 2013-present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Mindfulness and the Law Committee, Member, 2016-present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Administrative Law Committee, Member, 2009-present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Alliance for Women, Member, 2009-present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Employee Benefits Law Committee, Member, 2009-present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Federal Civil Practice Law Committee, Member, 2009-present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Social Security Law Committee, Member, 2009-present
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, 2017-present
  • Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter, Member, 2017-present
  • Federal Bar Association, Health Law Section, Member, 2017-present
  • Federal Bar Association, 7th Circuit At Large, Member, 2017-present
  • Federal Bar Association, Federal Litigation Section, Member, 2017-present
  • Federal Bar Association, Social Security Law Section, Member, 2017-present

Honors & Awards

  • Forty Under 40, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin & Chicago Lawyer, 2018.
  • Emerging Lawyer: False Claims Act/Whistle Blower Law, Leading Lawyers, 2017-2018
  • Emerging Lawyer: Social Security Disability Law, Leading Lawyers, 2017-2018

Publications and Presentations

  • Author, “Attorneys’ Fees Awarded to Defendant in ERISA Disability Benefit Claim,” AAJ’s Insurance Law Section Newsletter: Summer 2018.
  • Author and presenter, “The Basics of a Social Security Disability Claim,” Presented at AAJ’s Social Security Success! Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 6, 2017.
  • Panelist, “Discovery in ERISA Cases as Discretionary Clauses are Slowly Fading Out and Insurers are Relying on De Novo Review, How the Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Will Impact Discovery, Administrative Review, and Proportionality Issues,” Presented at ACI’s 20th National Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims, Miami, Florida, February 1, 2017.
  • Panelist, “ERISA Preemption: After 40+ Years, Still a Hot Mess,” Presented at the 43rd Annual TIPS Midwinter Symposium on Emerging Issues and Insurance Litigation Relating to Life, Health & Disability and ERISA, Coral Gables, Florida, January 13, 2017.
  • Author, “Changes to the Social Security Retirement Landscape,” AAJ’s Social Security Disability Law Newsletter, Summer 2016.
  • Author and presenter, “How to Survive as a Social Security Disability Attorney When Your Client Is Public Enemy Number One and Whether to Diversify Your Practice,” Presented to the Social Security Disability Law Section at AAJ’s Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California, July 23, 2016.
  • Presenter, “Mock Social Security Hearing: Cross-Examining a Medical Expert,” Presented at AAJ’s Social Security Success! Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 17-18, 2016.
  • Author and presenter, “Medicare Set-Aside,” Presented at IICLE’s Workers’ Compensation Institute Trial Preparation Class, Chicago, Illinois, February 12, 2016.
  • Panelist, “The Battle Over Discretionary Clauses Continues,” Presented at ACI’s 18th National Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 21, 2016.
  • Author and presenter, “Update on SSA Decisions’ Impact on Long-Term Disability Claims,” Presented to the Social Security Law Section and ERISA, Health and Disability Insurance Litigation Group at AAJ’s Annual Convention, Montreal, Quebec, July 2015.
  • Author and presenter, “Statutory Bans on Discretionary Clauses in Insurance Policies: Statutory and Case Law Developments,” Presented to the Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group & Insurance Law Section at AAJ’s Annual Convention, Montreal, Quebec, July 2015.
  • Author and presenter, “Social Security Disability & Medicare,” Presented at IICLE’s Workers’ Compensation Institute, Chicago, Illinois, February 24, 2015.
  • Panelist, “Tips, Strategies and Best Practices for Successful Early Mediation of a Disability Claim,” Presented at ACI’s 17th National Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 23, 2015.
  • Author and presenter, “ERISA and Elder Law” and “Long Term Care,” Presented at Lorman Education Seminar, Medicaid and Elder Law: Representing Clients in a New Legal Landscape, Naperville, Illinois, August 9, 2014.
  • Author and presenter, “Social Security Disability & Medicare,” Presented at IICLE’s Workers’ Compensation Institute, Chicago, Illinois, February 4, 2014, and Springfield, Illinois, February 26, 2014.
  • Co-author and presenter, “ERISA and Elder Law” and “Long Term Care,” Presented at Lorman Education Seminar, Medicaid and Elder Law: Representing Clients in a New Legal Landscape, Springfield, Illinois, November 14, 2013.
  • Author of “Case Note re: Kenseth v. Dean Health Plan, Inc.,” Published in the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Newsletter, June 2013.
  • Co-author of “Functional Capacity Evaluations from the Insured’s Perspective,” Presented at the American Conference Institute, 15th Annual Conference on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims, New York, New York, January 24, 2013.
  • Co-author of “Insurance Bad Faith Cases from the Plaintiff’s Perspective,” Presented at the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Midwinter Symposium on Life, Health, Disability & ERISA, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, January 18, 2013.

Community Involvement

  • Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program, Inc., Volunteer

Prior Experience

  • Daley, DeBofsky & Bryant, Associate Attorney, 2009-2013
  • Daley, DeBofsky & Bryant, Legal Secretary/Paralegal/Office Manager, 2003-2009
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Testimonials

"Mr Bryant, his partner Jennifer Danish and associate Steve Jackson were efficient, diligent and persistent towards finding a just resolution and favorable outcome for myself and my entire company."

"I used Jennifer Danish for a disability claim. Frustrated that I couldn’t get results myself I found her. She unearthed some issues my doctor did Not notify me of that affect the quality of my life. My end result was positive!"

"Mr. Jackson did an outstanding job in relation to my case. He insured I was. Both prepared as well as informed regarding the hearing. I would highly recommend his skills and personal dedication to the client."

"Though difficult for the obvious reasons, your involvement has made this process infinitely more tolerable. Please know of my sincere appreciation for your efforts. With Very Best Regards,"

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