Dan Ebner helps individuals, couples, and small business owners solve problems. He represents clients in sensitive disputes, often involving family members and trusted advisors.
During law school, Dan became a licensed mediator in Massachusetts helping litigants amicably reach settlements to disputes. As a research assistant to Professor Elizabeth Warren, he researched the role the legal system plays in creating and resolving financial challenges facing families. Following law school, Dan worked as a Federal District Court clerk where he saw firsthand how judges approach a wide array of cases and how lawyers can affect their decisions. Following his clerkship, Dan practiced in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis from 2005 to 2010 where he worked on all aspects of hard fought multi-million dollar commercial lawsuits. Dan’s time at Kirkland gave him extensive experience in using documentary evidence, lay witnesses, expert witnesses, discovery requests, and motions to prepare a compelling case for trial.
Since forming Prather Ebner LLP, Dan has worked on helping clients in cases involving contested guardianships, trust contests, and claims for breach of fiduciary duty. Dan’s practice areas also include uncontested guardianships and probate.
Dan is also active in the community. He serves on Lambda Legal’s National Leadership Council and the Young Professional’s Board of the Center for Disability and Elder Law. He also serves as Treasurer of the Harvard Law Society of Illinois, and chair of the Society’s Events Committee where he helps organize “Spotlight Series” lunches to honor the achievements of prominent Harvard Law School graduates. Dan has taught legal writing at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, and currently teaches about wills and trusts at DePaul University College of Law.
Dan graduated summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering in 2000. He received his M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 2002. Dan received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2004.