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Daniel Compton is the lead litigator at the law firm of Compton Law Group. He has extensive jury trial experience dating back to 1986, and has litigated cases ranging in length from four days to six weeks for all types of clients, from injured individuals to school districts to major construction companies. Mr. Compton spent two years working for the judges of Kane County, Illinois, doing research and writing on litigated cases for several judges who went on to the Appellate Court of Illinois, as well as one future state Supreme Court justice. He joined Compton Law Group in 1986 after graduating magna cum laude from John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Mr. Compton represents individuals injured through medical negligence of doctors, auto and truck accident victims, people injured by dangerous conditions on property, and those suffering all types of animal-related injuries. He also handles the majority of the corporate and business litigation for the firm. Mr. Compton lives in Elgin, Illinois, with his wife of 30 years, Lorraine.

Pat Flanagan has been with Compton Law Group since 1999, when he retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of lieutenant colonel. A Legion of Merit recipient, Mr. Flanagan is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, received his undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1977 and his masters in political science from Governors State University, and graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1999. He is a member of the national Moot Court Honor Society and an adjunct professor of constitutional law at Governors State University. Mr. Flanagan has done exclusively injury, commercial and insurance defense litigation since joining Compton Law Group. Pat and his wife, Karen, have three sons and live in Orland Park, Illinois.

Karl Bayer is a member of Compton Law Group's litigation team. Mr. Bayer graduated with a degree in political science from Knox College in 1992 and received his J.D. in 1996 from John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Working solely in litigation since 1996, Mr. Bayer has tried over 100 jury trials. He has also been appointed special assistant to the attorney general for the state of Illinois. Mr. Bayer covers Cook County as well as the collar counties for Compton Law Group's injury, defense and commercial litigation files. Karl lives in Elgin, Illinois, with his wife and two children.

Hans A. Mast joined Compton Law Group on June 1, 2018. Previously, he was associated with the Law Office of Thomas J. Popovich in McHenry for 18 years, where he served as a trial litigator in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Hans was originally licensed to practice law in 1991, after graduating from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, in the top 33 percentile of his class. He began his work representing injured parties at a firm in Rockford. Later, he moved to Chicago and joined a firm that specialized in multimillion-dollar products and medical malpractice litigation. After representing injured victims in accidents for several years, Hans decided to join an insurance defense firm in Park Ridge that specialized in defending governmental entities. He tried cases on behalf of defendants for about eight years. In 2001, Hans returned to work representing injured victims in accidents, and spent the next 18 years successfully litigating personal injury cases. Hans has argued and won an appeal before the Illinois Supreme Court in the case of Hall v. Henn. He also appears in cases before the State Appellate courts. Hans is a member of the McHenry County Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association.

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