Dan Sugrue graduated from IIT-Chicago Kent Law School in 1989. He went to the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana and graduated in 1986, with a B.A. in economics and double minors in history and political science. He attended St. Laurence college preparatory high school, was in honors classes all four years, and played on the varsity football team.
Dan started his legal career as a paralegal for a few downtown Chicago firms during law school. After graduation, he went into practice with his cousin, Lucy Sugrue at the firm of Sugrue & Sugrue in New Lenox, Ill. For two years, Dan learned the ins and outs of real estate closings, wills, bankruptcies and the like.
He then accepted a position at Al Salvi & Associates in Waukegan, Ill. That firm concentrates its practice in personal injury litigation. For four years, Dan represented clients at arbitrations and jury trials in Lake County, Ill. and was the firm’s worker’s compensation attorney. During that time, Al Salvi ran for the U.S. Senate, and Dan joined the campaign, serving as the media contact for the first few months before the primary.
In 1998, Dan left the firm and started his own practice. Dan’s wide range of experience allows him to enjoy practicing law in personal injury, worker’s compensation, real estate closings, bankruptcies, wills, adoptions, trusts, etc.
He taught college classes in real estate math and real estate investments. He’s stayed active in the community. He is a member of the Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club as well as the local Chamber of Commerce. In recent years, he ran for the Illinois House and was elected to the Green Oaks Village Board, where he serves as the Chairman of the Streets and Roads Committee.
Dan is married and has three young children.