Dan Carter

Criminal Defense from a Former Prosecutor and Police Officer

My law enforcement background as a former prosecutor and police officer provides a key advantage to clients of my criminal defense practice.  I have more than 30 years of criminal law experience and have tried hundreds of bench and jury trials, including murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, sexual assaults, domestic battery, drug cases and financial fraud cases. With a passion for criminal law and litigation, I can provide you with the best defense for the particular circumstances of your case.

Military Law from a Former Judge Advocate and Veteran

My experience as a Judge Advocate (JAG) in the Illinois Army National Guard will provide you accurate and timely advice concerning your rights as a military service member or veteran.  I have 13 years of experience as a Judge Advocate and have handled many of the issues that concern you. My military background will provide you with the compassion and understanding that you need as a military service member or veteran. 

My law firm, serving DuPage, Kane, Will and Cook counties, will offer you the best advice and defense possible based on your individual needs. Call or text me at (630) 899-9230 or e-mail at me at dcarter@dancarterattorney.com


  • Illinois, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Northern Illinois, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Central Illinois, 1996 


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, JD, 1984 
  • University of Illinois-Chicago, BA, 1977


  • 1979-1981, Police Officer, Itasca, Illinois 
  • 1984-1987, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney 
  • 1988-2008, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Criminal Division
  • 2008-2014, Kane County Assistant State's Attorney


  • 1990-2003, Judge Advocate, Illinois Army National Guard 
  • United States Army Judge Advocate Basic Course
  • United States Army Judge Advocate Advanced Course
  • United States Army Command and General Staff College




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