Dan McMillin grew up in Plainfield. His father worked as a welder for Caterpillar in Aurora. His mother was a teacher’s aide for the Plainfield School District.
Prior to attending law school, Dan worked in shipping and receiving at an automobile parts warehouse as a member of Teamsters Local 179. His time in this job – and his memories of his father’s experience with the United Auto Workers – opened his eyes to the struggles faced by many working families in obtaining fair compensation and fair treatment in the workplace.
Ultimately, he decided to attend law school and pursue a career helping people in need. He takes great pride in helping people with disabilities obtain Social Security benefits to provide for themselves and their families.
He received his undergraduate degree from Governors State University, where he majored in social science and graduated with honors. He received his law degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law with cum laude distinction.