Attorney Profile

Daniel Johnson
As a criminal defense attorney, Daniel Johnson is committed to helping his clients defend and protect their rights, freedom and privacy when faced with arrest or an investigation. He was born and raised in the city of Chicago and knows how the system works. His experience, combined with his dedication to justice, makes him a strong advocate for his clients. Daniel’s ultimate goal is to reduce the need for criminal defense services in the future by educating and supporting the community. As an experienced and dedicated criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Daniel Johnson is always here for you.

Daniel is deeply devoted to assisting under-served populations in gaining access to quality legal representation. He provides pro bono legal services for individuals facing criminal charges who otherwise could not afford a private attorney through legal services organizations. Daniel regularly helps individuals in obtaining a fresh start despite their past criminal records by completing petitions for expungements and sealings.

He refined his criminal law practice while working at a busy criminal defense law firm on the south side of Chicago, on cases ranging from homicide to DUI. In handling these matters, Daniel has appeared in courtrooms throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, and Will County as well as downstate Illinois.

While in law school, he was a law clerk for one of Chicago's top civil litigation firms, concentrating in personal injury, medical malpractice, and police misconduct. As a former healthcare administrator, Daniel’s knowledge of complex medical terms and healthcare policies and procedures were particularly helpful in litigating cases. While pursuing his law degree, he participated in Loyola's Health Justice Project, working with vulnerable low-income families and individuals to address their health harming legal needs. These experiences, coupled with his knowledge as a healthcare administrator, mean that Daniel can easily present and explain complex medical and legal terms in a way that judges and juries can easily understand.

Daniel has the knowledge, skill, and dedication necessary to assist you in obtaining the best possible outcome. When seeking the services of a criminal defense attorney, it’s essential to find one who will fight for you and work as hard as possible to get the best results. When you hire Daniel, you can be confident that you’re hiring a dedicated attorney who cares as much about your case as you do. Contact Attorney Daniel Johnson today at (773) 864-9281 for a free consultation. 


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law – Juris Doctor, Certificate in Trial Advocacy, Dean’s List
  • University of Illinois at Chicago – Master of Business Administration, concentration in Strategic Planning and Marketing
  • University of Illinois at Chicago – Master of Public Health, concentration Health Administration
  • University of Illinois at Chicago – Bachelor of Arts, Sociology

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