Way Law Offices LLC
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Our Story.

Dedication.   Experience.   Passion.

Firm History

Before I became a lawyer, I was a battalion Legal Chief in the United States Marine Corps. The same principles and values that made me a leader in the Marine Corps make me an excellent attorney. I am driven and dedicated to my clients and strive to achieve the best possible results for them.

I founded my Springfield, Illinois, law firm — WAY LAW OFFICES, LLC — in 1992 with one goal in mind: providing legal help to people who needed an attorney who would truly advocate for them. I handle a wide range of legal matters, including adoptions, family law, wills and probate, real estate, personal injury and workers' compensation matters.

I give my full attention to every detail in each case I handle. I review all the facts, conduct extensive research on the laws and draft persuasive legal documents that get the best possible results for my clients. This approach has helped me achieve a history of successful outcomes in matters including adoptions, family law, probate and estate planning, personal injury and other civil matters.

I am dedicated to doing the best for my clients. When you work with me, you can expect a lawyer who:

  • pays close attention to the details of your case

  • listens to you and hears your point of view

  • is completely honest regarding both the positive and negative aspects of your case

  • can put you at ease in the law office, but will fight for you in court

  • takes prompt action to get results



Talk to Dan.

While this website provides general information, it does not constitute legal advice. The best way to get sound advice and guidance on your specific legal issue is to contact an experienced lawyer. To schedule a meeting with me at our office, click the link below.


Dan E. Way

An honorably discharged U.S. Marine, Attorney Dan Way knows the importance of attention to detail. His approach to helping his clients achieve their goals is simple yet very effective...he listens closely to gain a clear understanding of what they want, communicates using plain language, answers questions in a straightforward manner and then provides advice and guidance. Dan's clients appreciate that he does not "sugar coat" matters and instead conveys the "positive and negative" aspects of situations so clients can make truly informed decisions. And, he doesn't make promises on the outcome of cases, but he does guarantee that he will do the best that he can to get the desired results. Over the last 26+ years, Way Law Offices has provided prompt, professional, efficient and personalized services to clients and families in central Illinois in many areas including all types of adoptions, adult and minor guardianships, wills and powers of attorney, personal injury, motor vehicle accidents and wrongful death cases, real estate matters, workers' compensation, and divorce.



Northern Illinois University College of Law

  • Juris Doctor, 1990

University of Illinois at Springfield

  • B.A., Communication, 1987

Activities & Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1990 - 2017

  • Sangamon County Bar Association, Member, 1993 - 2017

  • United States Marine Corps, Battalion Legal Chief

  • Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1990

  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1993