Daniel W. Luther

Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Private Clients, Trusts & Estates, Sports, Entertainment & Media

2018 Chicago Sports Law Lawyer of the Year
The Best Lawyers in America

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Dan Luther represents individuals, families, trusts and closely-held businesses in connection with their legal matters. Most often, he advises as to how to minimize tax liability and preserve wealth. Dan also regularly acts as an advocate for persons involved in challenging legal circumstances with their families or business partners.


  • General Counsel of Indianapolis Colts, Inc., January 2001 to March 2003.  Special Counsel since 2003.  Represents client, a professional sports franchise, in all facets of risk management and legal operations. Lead counsel in the negotiations for the lease and construction of Lucas Oil Stadium.
  • Represented the purchaser of the Portland expansion franchise in Major League Soccer and in the related stadium deal (2009-2010).
  • Russell Best v. Mariea Best, Boone County, Indiana, represented husband in connection with property division, child custody and guardianship dispute over 12 year period.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD, magna cum laude
    Order of the Coif
  • Georgetown University, AB, magna cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa


  • Illinois


  • US Tax Court
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois