Dana is a Chicagoland native, who grew up in the northwestern suburb of Wheeling. For her undergraduate degree, Dana attended Eastern Illinois University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in History. She was a graduating member of the History Honors Program and was named to the Dean’s List as well. After graduation, Dana moved to China and was an English teacher at a language school in the city of Xi’an.
Dana then went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. While attending law school at night, Dana obtained extensive legal knowledge working as a paralegal and law clerk at several well established law firms.
Before joining Goldberg Weisman Cairo, Dana gained considerable experience as the Senior Associate of a suburban law firm, focusing her practice on workers’ compensation and employment law. There she obtained substantial settlements for her clients through both successful negotiations and trial victories. During her practice of law, Dana has truly enjoyed being able to litigate cases and has experience in many different court settings, including the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Illinois Department of Employment Security, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and Circuit Courts throughout Chicago and the surrounding counties. In her free time, Dana enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family.
- Illinois, 2011
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2011
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
- Labor and Employment Relations Association
- Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
- The John Marshall Law School, J.D.
- Eastern Illinois University, B.A.