Daniel S. Alcorn

Daniel S. Alcorn

Galesburg, Illinois
Dan is a member of the firm and concentrates his practice in the areas of general trial and appellate litigation with a focus in employment and business law. Born in Oakland, California in 1966, he obtained his bachelor of arts degree at Knox College in 1988 and his Juris Doctorate degree at Drake University in 1991 where he was Articles Editor of the Drake Law Review and Managing Editor of the Drake Legal Research Service. Dan served as a graduate judicial law clerk to the Honorable Allen L. Donielson, Iowa Court of Appeals, from 1991 to 1992. Dan has been engaged in the private practice of law in west-central Illinois since 1992. He is a past member of the Illinois State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Council (1999 – 2006), and a past member of the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly.
He has served as a member of the Blackstone Inn of Court, the Knox County and Illinois State Bar Associations, and the Bar Association of the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois. Dan is admitted to practice before the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals and the Central and Northern United States Federal District Courts. He is also a member of the trial bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Dan was selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer from 2007 through 2013. He has published articles in the Drake Law Review, the Illinois State Bar Association Journal, and the Illinois State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Council Newsletter.
Dan has presented numerous seminars on employment law for small businesses for the Galesburg and Monmouth Chambers of Commerce, the Carl Sandburg College CABI, and for various Human Resources associations. He also has presented continuing legal education seminars on employment law topics sponsored but the Illinois State Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Employment Law
  • 25% Family Law
  • 25% Business Law
  • Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff
  • Sexual Harassment
  • State, Local & Municipal Law
  • Trusts
  • Whistleblower / Qui Tam
  • Wills

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1991
  • Illinois, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1991
    • Honors: Dean's Service Award (1991)
    • Law Review: Drake Law Review, Articles Editor, 1990 - 1991
  • Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Economics
    • Major: Philosophy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Lamione Valley Human Resources Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Council, Council Member, 1999 - 2006
  • Illinois State Bar Association General Assembly, representing the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Illinois, Member of General Assembly
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (Employment Law Committee), Member
  • Knox County Bar Association, Member
  • Bar Association of the Central and Southern Federal Districts of Illinois (Continuing Legal Education Committee), Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Iowa Court of Appeals, Graduate Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Allen L. Donielson, Judge (deceased), 1991 - 1992
  • Hattery, Simpson & West, Associate - General civil practice, 1992 - 1996
  • Robertson, Wilcox, Alcorn, Karlin & Statham, P.C. (formerly Barash & Stoerzbach, P.C.), Associate, 1996 - 1999
  • Robertson, Wilcox, Alcorn, Karlin & Statham, P.C. (formerly Barash & Stoerzbach, P.C.), Shareholder, 1999 - 2008
  • Alcorn Karlin LLC, Founding Member, 2008 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chairman, Galesburg Regional Economic Development Association, 2007 - 2008
  • Past Chairman, City of Galesburg Telecommunications Commission
  • Past chairman, Knox County YMCA Endowment Fund Governing Board
  • Past Board Member, United Way of Knox County
  • Past board member, Prairieland Hospice Foundation, Inc.
  • Board member, Galesburg Civic Art Center
  • Past board member, Galesburg Noon Lions Club
  • Member, Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Task Force
  • Board member, Galesburg Cottage Hospital


  • English (Primary)


  • Beta Theta Pi