Dan was born and raised in DuPage County. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Colorado. He earned his Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University School of Law. At Fawell and Associates, Dan focuses on criminal law and driver's license reinstatement.
During law school, Dan clerked for the Honorable Judge John W. Darrah, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois and for the Cook County State's Attorneys Office 3rd District.
Upon graduation from law school, Dan served as an Assistant State's Attorney in DuPage County for over seven years. During his time at the State's Attorney's Office, Dan was assigned to the traffic division, misdemeanor division, domestic violence court, felony courtroom, felony screening, narcotics unit, and the sex crimes unit. During his time at the State's Attorney's office, Dan prosecuted charges including attempt murder, sexual assault, reckless homicide, drug-induced homicide, controlled substance trafficking, and manufacture and delivery of controlled substances. Dan successfully litigated over one hundred trials during his time at the State's Attorney's Office.
Dan is a member of the DuPage Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association. Dan is admitted to practice in Illinois, Colorado, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.