Calumet Capital
Law Firm Investment Advisors


Discretion. Poise. Professionalism.


The Origins of Calumet

Cal·u·met /ˈkalyəˌmet/ - the Potawatomi word used to describe the low bodies of deep, still water in the south shore region of Lake Michigan.

We believe that these three characteristics align with our philosophy: low, still, deep. While Calumet's partners are very active and accessible within the Trial Law community, we strive to keep a very low profile with our client relationships. Discretion is fundamental to everything we do. Our partners also strive to be a calming force during times that can be turbulent and challenging for our clients. Remaining poised throughout the process will optimize outcomes for all. Lastly, Calumet has a very deep reservoir of experience and access to capital. With nearly one billion dollars in private placements completed, Calumet has the access necessary to fulfill your capital needs in the best possible way.

Our Advantage

Our team consists of a number of industry veterans, with significant experience in trial law, finance and risk management. We have spent the last decade developing financing solutions for plaintiff's firms practicing in single event, mass tort and class action cases. This includes securing working capital for marketing campaigns, case cost financing, fee acceleration and general firm expansion. We have originated nearly one billion dollars in private placements and structured finance transactions, with a deep understanding of and sensitivity to law firm needs. Our expertise allows you to focus on managing your practice, while we work to obtain and structure the financing you need for continued growth. 

Like you, we are never paid until we complete a successful transaction on your behalf. For a free consultation with the experts at Calumet Capital please contact us directly or call (888) 773-1465.




Dan Carroll

Dan is Founder and CEO at Calumet Capital. Dan has been instrumental in the development and institutionalization of the litigation finance industry in the U.S. over the past decade. Dan has personally originated over $700 million in private placements and structured transactions since 2011. Dan is a frequent speaker at industry events and is considered an industry innovator and thought leader.



University of Chicago Booth School of Business

University of Illinois
BS, Accounting and Finance



Jim Romeo

Jim began his career in the Capital Markets, helping investment banks and hedge funds implement and deploy their high frequency trading strategies. Following his firm's acquisition, by the New York Stock Exchange for $220M, Jim founded his own software company where he raised over $2M in seed financing. In under 30 months, he grew his firm to 40 employees, serving a multi-national client base, and exited to a Fortune 500 company. Jim brings over a decade of experience in fundraising, operations, and strategic financial planning to the Calumet team.



University of Chicago Booth School of Business

University of Pittsburgh
BS, Economics