Dan Newlin was born March 1st, 1974 and raised in South Chicago, his father a Steel Worker and mother a City of Gary, Indiana School Teacher. Mr. Newlin’s parents instilled Midwest values in him, respect, hard work, honesty, compassion and humility. Mr. Newlin began working at the age of 13 in the winter shoveling snow in suburban neighborhoods and in the summer as a golf Caddy. At this young age, Mr. Newlin began aspiring to one day serve in public service, as either a firefighter or police officer. His commitment to hard work, public service and his dreams continued through high school. At the age of 17 while a senior in high school Mr. Newlin attended Emergency Medical Technician School and by the age of 18 was working as an Emergency Medical Technician for the New Chicago Fire Department. At the age of 21 Mr. Newlin was hired by the Florida Department of Corrections (Florida State Prison) as a Correctional Officer / Medic. After serving one year working for the Florida Department of Corrections, Mr. Newlin was offered a position as an Orange County Deputy Sheriff where he went on to earn numerous awards and medals for going above the call of duty. Mr. Newlin was promoted to Fugitive Detective, where he worked with the United States Marshal’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation apprehending some of Florida and the Nation’s most notorious criminals. Mr. Newlin was also charged in transporting captured fugitives across the country.
His biggest accomplishment to date however has been raising his best friend, Alexis. Watching his daughter grow into the strong, independent, and intelligent young woman that she has become. This past year he even had the honor of witnessing his Daughter get sworn into the Air Force at only 17 years old. Mr. Newlins’ legacy will always be the values that he has been able to pass on to Alexis and sharing so many invaluable moments with her. She is his greatest source of pride, inspiration, and motivation.
While in Minneapolis, Minnesota, testifying in a federal gun racketeering case, Mr. Newlin had dinner with a Federal Prosecutor, that dinner changed Mr. Newlin’s life. During that dinner Mr. Newlin saw himself as a lawyer, he knew it would require much work, returning to law school, but nothing deterred him, Mr. Newlin returned to law school and while continuing his employment as a Deputy Sheriff. After graduating law school Mr. Newlin opened his own small law office, today that office has grown to be the second largest injury law firm in the Nation.
Mr. Newlin credits his success to his daughter, building a great team, and providing a great client experience by truly caring and loving each and every client. Today, Mr. Newlin continues to run his law firm as the CEO of Dan Newlin Injury Attorneys and prides himself on giving back to Florida in great ways while still ensuring his team never forgets its core values and commitment to service.