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Daniel P. Cummings

Criminal defense Attorney at Naperville, IL

5.0   3 reviews

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Dan Cummings is a Chicagoland criminal defense attorney. For 30 years, Dan has represented the criminally accused throughout the Chicagoland area. 

Most of Dan's clients are largely unfamiliar with the criminal justice system. Dan Cummings bridges this information gap by communicating to clients the charges levied upon them, the possible penalties, other consequences (such as driving privileges and immigration issues), as well as the various options to resolve their case in the most favorable manner for that individual client.

Considering the virtually unlimited resources of the Government in prosecuting the accused, it's essential that a person facing serious criminal charges contacts an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Investigating police officers and the States Attorneys' Office start putting together their case from the moment an arrest is made, if not earlier. 

Dan Cummings has the skill, creativity, and experience to help you with your criminal case. He has handled some of the most highly publicized and notorious cases in the State of Illinois. In his career, he has conducted nearly 500 trials. He specializes in serious felonies, DUI's, traffic violations, criminal appeals, Secretary of State hearings, license restoration, misdemeanors and expungements.

If have a problem that you believe may require criminal defense representation, feel free to contact Dan Cummings for a free consultation to discuss your case.

Licensed for 36 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1986
Updated 10/11/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Daniel P. Cummings
1240 Iroquois Ave Ste 108
Naperville, IL, 60563-8537


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Posted by Kat | January 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
If you want a dependable and experienced lawyer that knows the ins-n-outs of the legal system, Dan Cummings is your man. He comes prepared and makes his clients feel at ease in stressful situations. He will prepare you for what to expect, make sure that you understand all relevant information pertaining to your case, explain your choices and outline the possible outcomes. Dan is also easy to reach and personally responds to phone calls, emails and texts in a prompt manner – something that isn’t the case with every lawyer. He is compassionate, easy to talk to and truly listens to his clients. Watching him in the courtroom, it’s obvious that Dan is a master of his craft, has a deep understanding and knowledge of the law and appears to be well-respected by his peers and other officers of the court. Dan is an effective litigator and an overall nice guy. He has my highest recommendation for anyone in need of a fantastic criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by Chris | October 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dan Cummings is a very respectful and honest attorney I've used him in the past and he's won a case for me i recently hired him again because I have very strong confidence in him he protects the Innocence and fights hard against corruption I would definitely recommend hiring him. If you believe you're innocent he thinks you're innocent he will win for you.
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Posted by Lisa | July 23, 2014
Professional, Reliable and Straightforward
Dan is a great listener, honest and very methodical. I know the courts move at a snail's pace for most cases but every step of the way Dan informed me of what was happening and explained all the different roles of personnel involved in my case. He believed in me, researched cases similar to mine and was very honest about the possible outcome. He appears to be well-liked and respected by judges and his peers that I have met through various meetings. There are no games with Dan. He is a great guy and attorney.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Private Practice
  • 1992 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dupage County Public Defender's Office
  • 1987 - 1992


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Benedictine College (Illinois)
  • 1983
  • Fenwick High Schol
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • First Degree Murder Trials
  • Countless DUI Trials and Summary Suspension Hearings
  • Serious Felonies


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the opportunity to work with Dan on a high profile FCC communications interference matter. He is a highly skilled attorney with an excellent ability to communicate the ins-and-outs of the criminal justice system with his clients and guide them to their best option."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Family member
"I have worked with Dan on several cases, both as a law clerk for him and as co-counsel in a highly publicized public transit case. In each case, Dan has displayed the creativity and expertise necessary to best suit his client's interest. Equally important, Dan is an excellent communicator - with his clients, juries, opposing counsel, and judges. If a client did not understand something about his or her case, whether it's a possible penalty, auxiliary consequence or anything else, Dan would explain (in terms the client could understand) exactly what was happening and what the effects would be. If someone I knew was facing criminal charges, I would recommend talking with Dan before doing anything else."
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Naperville Criminal defense Lawyer Daniel P. Cummings
Daniel P. Cummings
Criminal defense Attorney
Naperville, IL
Licensed for 36 years
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