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Daniel Guy Deneen

Probate Attorney at Bloomington, IL

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Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Other

  2. General practice
    In addition to the other listed areas, Daniel Deneen has handled innumerable other areas of the law. This includes personal injury, real estate, business law, elder law, and other areas. If Daniel Deneen cannot assist you he will attempt to refer you to the better attorneys in Central Illinois for the area of your problem.

    41 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Probate
    Daniel Deneen, Public Administrator of McLean County since 2003, has handled numerous probate estates, simple and complex. He also handles probate litigation, including fiduciary fraud.

    33 years, 100 cases

  4. Estate planning
    Daniel Deneen has assisted families with Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney since 1982. The Trusts include Special Needs Trusts for Persons with Disabilities.

    41 years, 500 cases

  5. Guardianship
    Daniel Deneen has been the Public Guardian of McLean County, Illinois, since 2003. He was elected President-Elect of the Illinois Guardianship Association in March of 2015. He has spoken on Guardianship matters throughout the State of Illinois.

    23 years, 100 cases

DANIEL G. DENEEN is a sole practitioner in Bloomington, where his practice focuses on probate (guardianship and decedent) and estate planning, fiduciary fraud/financial exploitation, real estate, and general law. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, member and past chairperson of the Section Council/Committee on Mental Health Law.  He is a member and past president of the McLean County Bar Association.  He has been the Public Guardian and Public Administrator of McLean County, Illinois, since 2003. 

 Daniel Deneen has written articles for the Illinois Bar Journal, Loyola Consumer Law Review, Advancing the Consumer Interest and National Association of Consumer Advocates Newsletter.  He is the author of the chapter on Fiduciary Fraud Litigation in the IICLE Causes of Action handbook.  In the past several years he has spoken on Probate and Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Consumer law, issues in Bloomington, Springfield, and Chicago, Illinois, and San Antonio, Texas.

Daniel Deneen received his B.S. from the University of Illinois College of Commerce in 1979 and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1982.  His current community service includes the local PATH Agency Self-Neglect/Guardianship Task Force, the Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing Advisory Council, the OSF-St. Joseph’s Hospice and Home Health Care Professional Advisory Commitee, St. Patrick Church of Merna, and the ParkLands Foundation (conservation land trust) Board of Directors.    

Mr. Deneen is married to Dr. E. Paula Crowley Deneen, Illinois State University Professor in the Special Education Department, and they have one son, Patrick Deneen.  

Licensed for 40 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1982
Updated 01/06/2023

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

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Deneen and Deneen
202 S Eldorado Rd Ste A1
Bloomington, IL, 61704-1614


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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-400 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Deneen &Deneen
  • 1982 - Present


  • University of Illinois
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Illinois
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Committee Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • McLean County Bar Association
  • Member, Past President
  • 1982 - Present
  • Illinois Guardianship Association
  • Member, President-Elect
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • IICLE Causes of Action
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • 2014
  • Saving Land
  • Generating Financial Reports That Work for You
  • 2010
  • The Consumer Advocate
  • Wizard of Oz Warranties
  • 2007
  • Loyola Consumer Law Review
  • Automobile Finance, Insurance and Warranties Extras
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2014 Autofraud Conference
  • Wizard of Oz Warranties
  • 2014
  • Guardianship Boot Camp
  • Public Guardians in Illinois
  • 2012
  • May Conference
  • Operating a Guardianship Practice
  • 2011
  • 2010 Autofraud Conference
  • Piercing the Corporate Veil
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Consumer protection Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Deneen is a knowledgable and hardworking attorney and able advocate for any consumer who has been ripped off by a car dealer, service contract company, or probably other types of fraud as well. I recommend him to any potential clients in the area."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan has a remarkable knowledge of consumer fraud issues and unfair and deceptive sales practices. He simply is one of the very best. I have known him for over a decade and can recommend him to you as an attorney who knows the law and cares about his clients and winning. And when you hire a lawyer, that's exactly what you want. I recommend him."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Dan was very helpful to me in my Magnuson Moss case"
Consumer protection

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Daniel Guy Deneen
Probate Attorney
Bloomington, IL
Licensed for 40 years