He was born and raised in Washburn, Illinois earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois in 1978 and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois in 1981.
Dan concentrates his practice in the areas of landlord-tenant (with emphasis on federally subsidized housing, eviction and discrimination defense); collections; mechanics liens; real estate foreclosure; commercial and residential real estate transactions; corporations; business; bankruptcy (creditors’ rights); commercial litigation; estate planning; municipal law; and domestic relations.
Dan has lectured regarding landlord/tenant rights, retail wheeling of electric power and natural gas transportation. He has also lectured to various health care organizations concerning health care directives.
Dan is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Iowa Bar Association and the Peoria County Bar Association and is past Chairman of the Governing Board of the Peoria Association for Retarded Citizens (Parc) as well as past Chairman of its Foundation Board, a past member of the Professional Advisory Committee to the Saint Francis Medical Center Foundation Council and a former member of the Governing Board of Directors of Catholic Social Services of Peoria (now Catholic Charities of the Peoria Diocese).
Dan is married and has two sons
Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, IL, 1981, J.D.
Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, 1978 B.A., Honors: Magna Cum Laude
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1982
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2005
U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2005
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1994
Citizens First State Bank of Walnut
Graceland Rentals LLC
Griffin Heating & Cooling Systems, Inc.
Heartland Retirement Housing Foundation
MacDonald Oil, Inc.
Phil Schindler & Sons, Inc.
Professional Property Management LLC
S&S Builders Hardware Co.
Snap-On Credit, LLC
Wallick Properties and Zerla Properties, LLC