Office: 630-462-1980
Daniel K. Cetina
Daniel Cetina
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Daniel K. Cetina

Wheaton, Illinois
Phone: 630-462-1980
Fax: 630-462-1984

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Daniel “Danny” Cetina is a Partner at Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered. He represents persons seriously injured or killed through others’ negligence and fights aggressively to obtain the compensation that they deserve under the law. He handles complex civil litigation, including catastrophic personal injury, commercial trucking, construction, medical malpractice, automobile, animal attack, and premises liability cases, among many others. Mr. Cetina has professional working proficiency in Spanish and has helped secure compensation for Spanish-speaking clients.

Previously, Mr. Cetina was an Associate at the Chicago office of one of the largest defense firms in the country where he focused his practice in complex civil litigation, including employment and labor, class actions, and general liability. He developed expertise in various general liability matters, Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) wage and hour class actions, and Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) class actions.

Mr. Cetina has also performed pro bono work in disputes involving breach of contract, wage and hour, tenancy, and prisoners’ rights under Section 1983.

Mr. Cetina received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School (now known as University of Illinois Chicago School of Law) where he was published in the Law Review, for which he served as Managing Editor. He also participated in mock trial and Moot Court. During law school, Mr. Cetina assisted on multiple murder and narcotics trials as a 711-licensed Law Clerk at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in the Special Prosecutions Bureau – Gang Crimes Unit.

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2016
  • Illinois, 2015


  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2015
  • DePauw University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2012

Honors and Awards:

  • Rising Star, 2021
  • Emerging Lawyer, 2021-2022

Professional Associations:

  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association


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