Richard C. Daniels, Attorney and Managing Partner

Richard C. Daniels founded the law firm of Daniels, Long & Pinsel, or DLP, over 30 years ago. From the beginning, the firm has concentrated on offering all clients loyal and affordable legal representation.

Mr. Daniels has developed a strong commitment and connection to the people of Lake County. His strong belief in providing competent, compassionate, and affordable legal representation has resulted in Daniels, Long & Pinsel having the largest based clientele of any law firm in Lake County.

Richard C. Daniels has tried numerous cases before both judges and juries and litigated multiple employment related hearings, including those for police officers. He is experienced in criminal law, traffic defense, as well as administrative and municipal law and joint business ventures.

Mr. Daniels has also aided and developed businesses throughout the area, making Daniels, Long & Pinsel one of the most successful commercial development and municipal law firms.

Prior to opening the full-service firm of DLP, Mr. Daniels was a Senior Felony Trial Attorney with the Lake County Public Defender’s Office, successfully defending numerous clients against felony and misdemeanor prosecutions.

Mr. Daniels, his wife Jennifer, and their three children reside in Lake Forest, Illinois. He is devoted to the social concerns of Lake County and is actively working for the special education needs of the county’s children as a board member of the Special Education District of Lake County.

His diverse background as an attorney, businessman, community organizer, and former U.S. Marine infantry officer gives Mr. Daniels a unique perspective in legal, business, and social concerns.

Bar Admission

Illinois State Bar, 1989
U.S. District Court Northern Illinois, 1989


Loyola University of Chicago, B.S.
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, J.D.

Professional Association Memberships

Lake County Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
The Union League Club of Chicago
SEDOL Foundation (Special Education District of Lake County)
Lake County Farm Bureau
Veterans of Foreign Wars
American Legion, Gurnee Chapter
Marine Corps League Lake County Detachment