Daniel Trevino primarily practices in the areas of products liability and transportation litigation. His experience includes the representation of trucking companies, passenger lines, school bus companies, vertical transportation companies, municipalities and manufacturers in personal and catastrophic injury litigation.

Mr. Trevino has handled hundreds of depositions, including those of retained liability, medical and economic damages experts. He has resolved cases through trial, arbitration and mediation.

Mr. Trevino has been a member of the Illinois regional counsel team for a Fortune 500 automobile manufacturer as well as a member of the firm’s national litigation team for a Fortune 500 diversified service outsourcing corporation. He currently represents multi-national electronics and automobile parts manufacturers in product liability litigation and a Fortune 500 food distributor in trucking cases.

Mr. Trevino’s victories on motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment have been affirmed by the Illinois Appellate Court in two representative cases: Sevier vs. Mid-American Elevator Company, Illinois Appellate Court, 1st Dist. 2007; Docket No. 1-06-3211 and Fantasia vs. Empress Casino Joliet Corp., Illinois Appellate Court, 1st Dist., 2009; Docket No. 1-06-3211.

Professional Background

Mr. Trevino joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in August 1999. He serves as a coordinator in Hinshaw’s Mentorship and Summer Associate programs.

Professional Affiliations

  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (HLAI)–President
    • Officer of the Board of Directors
    • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association


He has presented on the "Fundamentals of Litigation Management" through the Council on Litigation Management.


Mr. Trevino is the editor of the firm’s Transportation Practice Group newsletter, Transportation Law Update. He has authored an article on NAFTA and its effect on the U.S. trucking industry.


Mr. Trevino lives in Chicago with his wife and two children.

Community/Civic Activities

  • Serves on the advisory committee for the mentorship program at his alma mater, St. Ignatius College Prep.
  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois’ JD Mentors Kick-Off event, Annual Organizer and Mentor.
  • Served as a “Principal for a Day” at Drummond School, Daniel Boone School, Edison Regional Gifted Center, Jamieson School and the Nancy B. Jefferson School through the Chicago Public Schools program of the same name.
  • Presented to students at Steinmetz High School, Mather High School, St. Ignatius College Prep and West Town Academy offering educational and career encouragement.
  • Serves as a volunteer coach for the Edgebrook-Sauganash Athletic Association.
  • Pro bono legal affairs director for the Edgebrook Community Association.
  • Appointed to a four year term as a Commissioner of the Illinois Medical District (IMD) in July 2011 by Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of the City of Chicago. The IMD is governed by seven Commissioners and is the largest urban healthcare, educational, research and technology district in the nation.


J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 1999

B.A., University of Illinois, 1996