Daniel J. Cronin
Daniel J. Cronin concentrates in workers' compensation, general litigation, strategic advising and legal consulting. Mr. Cronin has experience as a litigator and negotiator for public and private organizations, not for profit, as well as large and small employers.
Mr. Cronin was born in Oak Park, Illinois, graduated from Fenwick High School, earned a BA from Northwestern University in 1981 and his Juris Doctor from Loyola University School of Law in 1985. Mr. Cronin is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association as well as the DuPage County Bar Association.
Mr. Cronin began his law career as an Assistant State's Attorney in the DuPage State's Attorney's Office from 1985 through 1989, where he obtained significant trial experience as a misdemeanor and felony prosecutor. Thereafter, Mr. Cronin practiced law with an emphasis in criminal law, family law and real estate with Cronin & Ruggiero until 1993. Later that year in 1993, Mr. Cronin joined Power & Cronin where he practices today.
Mr. Cronin has enjoyed a distinguished career in public service and elective office beginning as a State Representative in the Illinois General Assembly in 1991 through 1993. Mr. Cronin served as an Illinois State Senator from 1993 through 2010. He served as Chairman of the Senate Education Committee from 1993 through 2002. Since 2010, Mr. Cronin has served as Chairman of the DuPage County Board. Throughout Mr. Cronin's career in public office, he has demonstrated a record of reform and bipartisanship.
While serving in the Illinois General Assembly for nearly 20 years, Mr. Cronin provided effective leadership, pointing to a few of his many accomplishments: Chicago School Reform of 1995; Charter Schools; Mandate Waivers; "Baby Richard" Adoption Reform Law; School Choice and Tuition Tax Credits; Road Construction and Capital Programs; RTA Reform and Restructure; Workers' Compensation Reform; and Tort Reform.
Since Mr. Cronin took on the responsibilities of Chairman of the DuPage County Board in December 2010, he has redefined that mission, seeking to achieve more accountability to taxpayers through his ACT Initiative: Accountability, Consolidation and Transparency.
Mr. Cronin maintains his duties and responsibilities as a full time county board chairman and a part-time lawyer.