Daniel T. Sanchez

Senior Associate
Bank of America Plaza
800 Market Street
Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63101-2501

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Dan Sanchez is a senior associate with Brown & James, P.C., practicing in the firm’s St. Louis office. His practice focuses primarily on workers’ compensation cases in Missouri and Illinois. However, he also has experience in general civil litigation, defending cases involving auto accidents, discrimination, pharmacy liability, and prisoners’ allegations of civil rights violations. He has defended workers’ compensation claims at all stages, from initial filing to appellate oral argument.

Dan serves as the Marketing Chair for the ALFA International Workers’ Compensation Practice Group and Vice Chair of the Illinois Defense Counsel Workers’ Compensation Committee.  He has given presentations on several workers’ compensation issues, including employer considerations for dealing with the growing legalization of marijuana across the United States, the aging workforce, compensability of work injuries, and the importance of safety training and robust onboarding of new and inexperienced workers, to name a few.

Dan attended college at Saint Louis University and returned to the area after graduating from Northern Illinois University College of Law.

Prior Legal Experience

Assistant State’s Attorney, Madison County, IL
Rule 711 Intern, Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office, Rockford, IL
Clerk for the Honorable Ronald White, 17th Judicial Circuit of Illinois, Rockford, IL
Summer Associate, Hinshaw & Culbertson, Belleville, IL
Legal Intern, United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Illinois, Springfield, IL

More About Dan


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2013)
  • Saint Louis University (B.A., Communication, 2009)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana

Recent Achievements

  • Ones to Watch - Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, The Best Lawyers in America (2022-2024)

Professional Affiliations

  • ALFA International – Marketing Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Practice Group
  • Illinois Defense Counsel – Vice Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Committee
  • Missouri Health Care Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association


  • Author, "Up In Smoke: An Overview of Medical and Recreational Marijuana Issues in the Workplace," ALFA International, July 2019


  • Presenter, "Emerging Trends in Workers' Compensation," Brown & James Insurance Law & Medical Malpractice Defense Symposium, January 2023
  • Presenter, “Is Your Employee Always Your Employee? A Case Study of Common Exceptions for Compensability,” ALFA International Workers’ Compensation Savannah Seminar, March 2022
  • Presenter, "Workers' Compensation in the Era of COVID," Brown & James General Defense & Insurance Law Symposium, January 2022
  • Presenter, “Up in Smoke: An Overview of the Medical/Recreational Marijuana Issue in America,” ALFA International Workers’ Compensation Memphis Regional Seminar, May 2019