Lee A. Daniels
Lee A. Daniels brings to his clientele a depth of knowledge and experience regarding government and community relations, based on his more than forty-five years of legal practice and government experience. Mr. Daniels founded Lee Daniels & Associates, LLC, a consulting firm for government and community relations, in February 2007. From 2007 to 2012 Mr. Daniels was a principal in a commercial real estate firm. From 1992 to 2006, Mr. Daniels was an equity partner at the Chicago law firm of Bell Boyd & Lloyd, and previously had been an equity partner at Katten Muchin & Zavis from 1982 to 1991 and Daniels & Faris from 1967 to 1982. From 1971 to 1974 Mr. Daniels served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois. Mr. Daniels served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1975 to 2007, and was Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1995 to 1997 and the Republican Leader from 1983 to 2003.
Mr. Daniels has served as a director of Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc. since August 2008 and Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. since February 2012. Mr. Daniels currently serves on the board of governors and healthcare board of trustees for Elmhurst Memorial Hospital (since 1981) and Haymarket Center in Chicago (since June 2010). Mr. Daniels previously served on boards of directors of Suburban Bank of Elmhurst and Elmhurst Federal Savings and Loan Association. Mr. Daniels received his bachelor degree from University of Iowa in Iowa City and received his law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Daniels serves as a Distinguished Fellow in the Political Science Department and Special Assistant to the President for Government and Community Relations at Elmhurst College.