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James E. Dahl

James E. Dahl is one of Dahl & Bonadies, LLC’s founding members. His primary practice areas include commercial litigation, estate, trust and probate litigation, professional representation, real estate litigation, personal injury, and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Dahl has represented businesses and individuals in a number of matters and across a variety of industries in arbitration, mediation and before administrative courts, Illinois state courts and federal courts.

Mr. Dahl was born in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. In 1974, Mr. Dahl received his Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he served as a Note and Comment Editor for the Notre Dame Law Journal and graduated cum laude.


  • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • Juris Doctor – 1974
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Practice Areas

  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Business & Commercial
  • Construction
  • Probate & Estate
  • Administration
  • Personal Injury

Current Employment Position

  • Founding Member

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1974
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

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