Baker et al v. Ghidotti et al
MOTION by Plaintiff Kenneth Baker for judgment of appellate and post-trial attorneys' fees (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F)(Dymkar, Irene)
DECLARATION OF DANIEL H. REGENSCHEIT
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1746, I, DANIEL H. REGENSCHEIT, declare as follows:
I am an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, and I am a member of the
General Bar of the Northern District of Illinois.
I graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in May
2016. I graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina in 2006 with a
bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
I was admitted to the bar of the State of Illinois on November 10, 2016.
While attending law school, I was a staff member and senior editor on the Law Journal. I
graduated ranked in the top 10% of my class. I earned a CALI award for having the
highest grade in my Civil Rights class. I was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, a Jesuit
honors society for select students ranked in the top 15% of their class. I was on the
Dean’s List all six semesters. I received a certificate in trial advocacy. In 2015, I was on
the board of the Chicago chapter of the National Lawyers Guild as the student
While attending law school, I was an extern for Magistrate Judge Young B. Kim in the
Northern District of Illinois in the spring of 2015. I drafted settlement recommendations
and assisted in drafting judicial opinions. I was an extern for Hon. Ann Claire Williams
of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in the fall of 2015. I drafted
bench memos and assisted in drafting judicial opinions.
In the summer of 2014, I clerked for the People’s Law Office. I performed research,
drafted motions and memoranda, and assisted in deposition preparation and discovery
review in federal civil rights cases involving police misconduct and prosecutorial
In the summer of 2015, I clerked for Loevy and Loevy. I drafted dispositive briefs,
complaints, and trial memos for federal civil rights cases involving police misconduct and
In the spring of 2015, I volunteered with the Felony Trial Division of the Office of the
Cook County Public Defender, licensed under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 to
represent clients under the supervision of a licensed attorney. I advised clients and
represented clients before the court during initial appearances, guilty pleas and
sentencing, status hearings, violation of probation hearings, and 402 conferences.
In the spring of 2016, I volunteered with the Illinois Office of the State Appellate
Defender. I drafted opening and reply briefs in state criminal appellate proceedings for
convicted indigent individuals.
From 2013-2014, I volunteered with Cabrini Green Legal Aid, providing criminal records
expungement and sealing assistance to homeless and impoverished individuals. In 2013,
I volunteered with the Chicago Battered Women’s Network as a court observer,
documenting proceedings at the domestic violence court.
I began working for the Law Offices of Irene K. Dymkar in January 2016 as a law clerk.
Upon my admission to the bar in November 2016, I began working as an attorney. I have
worked extensively in the field of federal civil rights and police misconduct litigation as a
law clerk and attorney. I helped draft numerous motions and briefs, including summary
judgment, motions to dismiss, and judgment as a matter of law. I have assisted with
exhibit presentation at trial. I have worked on civil rights appeals in federal court. I have
appeared as an attorney in 13 civil rights cases in federal district court.
My billing rate is $230.00 per hour. I believe this rate to be commensurate with other
attorneys in Chicago who have my level of skill and experience.
The attached billing records fairly and accurately state the time that I spent working on
this case, and they are also reasonable in terms of the time I spent on each task.
Pursuant to U.S.C. § 1746, I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing declaration is true
and correct to the best of my knowledge.
Date: August 29, 2017
/s Daniel H. Regenscheit
Daniel H. Regenscheit
The Law Offices of Irene K. Dymkar
53 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 733
Chicago, IL 60604
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