Daniel is of counsel to Lafata Law and a founding partner of Giannola Legal. Dan began his legal education while earning his undergraduate degree at Illinois State University. During his junior year, he joined the university's mock trial team and competed in hundreds of trials for the American Mock Trial Association. Dan attended Northern Illinois University College of Law where he graduated Cum Laude with his Juris Doctor.
After being sworn in to the Illinois State Bar, Dan then became licensed to practice law in Federal Court and spent time working for a Chicago-based bankruptcy firm helping clients file for bankruptcy relief. With the desire for more courtroom litigation, Dan accepted a position with the Will County Public Defender's Office where he handled a myriad of criminal cases from initial bond hearing through to trial. He has tried scores of cases through to verdict, both jury and bench. Dan thrives in the courtroom and is a true advocate for his clients.
In Dan's free time, Dan enjoys restoring classic cars, bow hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.