Stephen G. Daday
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Direct: (224) 265-4337
Main: 847-590-8700

STEPHEN G. DADAY joined Klein, Daday, Aretos & O'Donoghue, LLC as a partner in 1987. Upon joining KDAO, Mr. Daday established the civil litigation and mortgage foreclosure departments.    Mr. Daday concentrates his practice in civil litigation including actions on behalf of creditors and mortgage foreclosures, labor relations and employment, zoning, eminent domain, and condominium law, and forcible entry and detainer.  Mr. Daday practices in both state and federal court and is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Mr. Daday's practice also includes transactional matters including commercial and residential real estate, leasing, and loan documentation.

Mr. Daday earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame in 1977 and earned his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in 1980.

Mr. Daday has been involved in a number of appeals as lead counsel including:  First Midwest Bank, N.A. v. Stewart Title Guaranty Co.; Andreoli v. John Henry Homes, Inc.; Baert v. Euclid Beverage, Ltd.; Eastern Savings Bank, FSB v. Flores; and Lakeside Condominium Association v. Frediani Developers, Inc.

Outside of the firm, Mr. Daday is the President of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation Board of Directors.  He previously served as an elected Trustee for the Village of Arlington Heights from 1989 until 2005 and as a member of the Advisory Commission on O'Hare Noise.  He is a member of the Notre Dame Club of Chicago and served as a director from 2000 to 2003.  He is active as a volunteer at the Our Lady of the Angels Mission monthly food pantry in Chicago and as a youth basketball coach at Our Lady of the Wayside School and the St. Viator High School Feeder basketball program, both in Arlington Heights. Mr. Daday is President of Performing Arts at Metropolis in Arlington Heights from 2015 to the present and was recently appointed a Director of the Lincoln Presidential Foundation.

Recent Blog Posts


  • Client Recommendation

    Steve is one of the best legal minds in the State of Illinois. We've used his firm for several years for foreclosure and bankruptcy work spanning the entire state. Steve is dedicated to serving the smallest clients just as much as he is the larger, "institutional" clients, of which he also has ma...
  • State Supreme Court victory

    Steve has been our corporate counsel since the early 1980s. He has provided invaluable assistance on a variety of governance and employment matters. We have a wide range of legal issues that come up from time to time and his knowledge of our organization and his experience as an attorney have pro...