Expert defense counsel for your workers' compensation, civil liability, and third party employer defense claims.


Meet Our Team

At Knell O’Connor Danielewicz, we have a history of meeting our clients’ needs and exceeding their expectations. With the insight and dedication of our attorneys, Knell O’Connor Danielewicz continues to adapt to the evolving demands of clients and challenges of litigation.

The founding principals, Brad Knell, John O’Connor, and Michael Danielewicz, bring over 80 years of combined experience in their respective fields, and have worked together for over a decade. They are also supported by a group of attorneys with institutional knowledge of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, extensive trial experience, and memberships in numerous litigation and business-oriented associations.

Most importantly, we understand the value of being accessible and responsive, which results in regular communication with our clients and evaluation of their interests.

At Knell O’Connor Danielewicz, our focus is on workers’ compensation defense, third-party defense of employers, civil liability defense, insurance coverage defense, and labor and employment law.

If you would like Knell O’Connor Danielewicz to represent your interests, or want to learn more about our firm, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Bradley Knell

Equity Principal

John O'Connor

Equity Principal

Michael Danielewicz

Equity Principal

nicole wiza


joseph needham


nicole russo


Daniel levato


blake lynch


Practice Areas

Workers' Compensation

Knell O’Connor & Danielewicz handles all aspects of workers’ compensation claims, and is prepared to represent clients before the Illinois Industrial Commission, Circuit Courts of Illinois, Illinois Appellate Courts, and the Supreme Court of Illinois. Knell O’Connor & Danielewicz develops proactive and cost-effective legal strategies by working closely with not only our client, but also with insurers, third party administrators, medical case managers, investigators, and rehabilitation specialists.

Knell O’Connor & Danielewicz attorneys have decades of experience in the field, and initially evaluate every case with a focus on our clients’ operational needs and requirements in order to advance their objectives. As a claim moves forward, Knell O’Connor & Danielewicz provides updated evaluations and recommendations, and is available for regular file reviews with our client. Knell O’Connor & Danielewicz attorneys are also available to provide on-site inspections at a client’s convenience to prevent future workers’ compensation claims.


Knell O’Connor & Danielewicz represents clients in any range of disputes between workers, unions, and management, The attorneys at Knell O’Connor & Danielewicz are experienced in each of these areas of the employer – employee relationship, allowing the firm to utilize this evolving field of law to the advantage of our clients.


We provide legal counsel in a range of civil litigation matters, including auto liability, premises liability, construction liability, product liability, professional liability, arson and insurance fraud, as well as uninsured and underinsured liability claims.


We have extensive experience in defending civil litigation cases resulting from an employee’s workplace injury. In employer liability cases, Knell O’Connor & Danielewicz will monitor and defend a case, and ultimately pursue recovery of any money owed to our client as a result of the civil litigation, with or without the plaintiff’s assistance.

Why Choose Us ?

Your Trusted Partner for Legal Success

When it comes to legal matters, choosing the right attorney can make all the difference. At Knell O'Connor Danielewicz, we understand the importance of selecting a trusted, experienced, and results-driven law firm that can provide you with the legal support and guidance you need. With a team of attorneys who are leaders in their respective fields and a commitment to providing cost-effective solutions, we are confident that we are the right choice for your legal needs. Read on to learn more about why you should choose Knell O'Connor Danielewicz.


At Knell O'Connor Danielewicz, we understand the importance of trust in a legal relationship. We are committed to building trust with each and every one of our clients. Our team has earned a reputation for reliability and dependability, and we pride ourselves on providing honest and transparent legal counsel. When you work with us, you can trust that we will always have your best interests in mind.


Our team of attorneys brings a wealth of experience to the table. We have a proven track record of success in a variety of legal matters, including complex litigation, employment law, and workers' compensation. Our attorneys are leaders in their respective fields, and they are committed to staying up-to-date on the latest legal developments. When you choose Knell O'Connor Danielewicz, you can rest assured that you are working with some of the most experienced and knowledgeable attorneys in the Chicago area.


At Knell O'Connor Danielewicz, we are focused on achieving results for our clients. We understand that the legal process can be overwhelming, and we are committed to providing the support and guidance you need to achieve your desired outcome. Whether you are seeking compensation for a workplace injury, defending against a civil lawsuit, or navigating complex third-party employer liability issues, we will work tirelessly to achieve your goals. Our team of experienced attorneys has a proven track record of success in these areas, and we will leverage our knowledge and skills to provide you with the highest level of legal representation.

Chicago Office

901 W. Jackson Blvd.

Suite 301

Chicago, IL 60607

Tel: 312.277.3000

Fax: 312.277.3008

901 W Jackson Blvd Ste 300, Chicago, IL 60607, USA

Springfield Office

One West Old State Capitol Plaza

Suite 801

Springfield, IL 62701

Tel: 217.801.9733

Fax: 312.277.3008

1 W Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701, USA

Joliet Office

54 North Ottawa St.

Ste 360

Joliet, IL 60432

Tel: 312.277.3000

Fax: 312.277.3008

54 N Ottawa St ste 360, Joliet, IL 60432, USA

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