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Attorney Daniel J. Cain

Daniel J. Cain, a former Marine, earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in 1972. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Chicago-Kent School of Law in 1975. He is admitted to practice in both Illinois and Florida, as well as the Federal Bar (including trial practice) for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois. His employment history began as an Assistant State's Attorney for Winnebago County (1976-1978), as an associate working for Patrick Sreenan (1978-1983), and as a partner in the firm of Sreenan & Cain, PC (1983-2017). Dan now serves in the role of trusted mentor and advisor in DeRango & Cain, LLC.


Mr. Cain's reputation for hard work and successful representation of clients is well known. His skill was recognized when he was certified by the Illinois Supreme Court as one of the first private attorneys in Illinois to handle capital cases.

Dan Cain has tried jury and non-jury cases in:

  • Rockford (Winnebago County)
  • Belvidere (Boone County)
  • Dixon (Lee County)
  • Oregon (Ogle County)
  • Freeport (Stephenson County)
  • As well as numerous other courts in counties across northern and central Illinois

Dan has successfully represented clients in numerous federal courts, including the Trial Bar- Northern District of Illinois, the Central District of Illinois, and the Southern District of Wisconsin.

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1975
  • Florida, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2009
  • U. S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2000
  • Illinois Capital Litigation Trial Bar, 2002


  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois - J.D.
  • University of Illinois, Circle Campus, Chicago, Illinois - B.S.