Dana M. Considine
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Dana M. Considine concentrates her practice in family law, civil litigation, and municipal work. Mrs. Considine represents businesses and individuals in a variety of matters, including divorce, custody and child support, adoptions, and guardianships. Mrs. Considine joined Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger & Considine, LLC, in 2003 and was named a partner in April 2008.
Mrs. Considine attended Drake University, where she was a member of the Dean’s List. While at Drake, Mrs. Considine was a member of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity and served as the Drake Law Women Treasurer. She also interned with Iowa State Senator Matthew McCoy and participated in the Drake Legal Clinic by representing criminal defendants in Polk County, Iowa Circuit Court. Mrs. Considine obtained her Bachelor of Business degree from the Western Illinois University in 2000. Mrs. Considine has been licensed to practice in the State of Illinois since 2003. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois Municipal League, and the Illinois, Lee County, Ogle County, and Whiteside County Bar Associations.
Mrs. Considine has authored articles for the Illinois Real Property Newsletter as well as the Illinois State Bar Association Law Office Management and Economics section newsletter.
Mrs. Considine currently serves as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Task Force for the Unauthorized Practice of Law, and recently finished serving on the Law Office Management and Economics Committee. Mrs. Considine is the former Chairwoman of the Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a member of the Lee County Sheriff’s Merit Commission. She has served as a director of the United Way of Lee County, Treasurer of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 453, and a director of Dixon Habitat for Humanity, Inc. Mrs. Considine has also served as a member of the Amboy Education Foundation, as a director of the University of Illinois Extension Council, and as Secretary of the Lee County Democratic Central Committee. She has also volunteered as the Chair of the Legal Division of the United Way of Lee County campaign, participated as an instructor in the Junior Achievement program, and served on a steering committee for the Amboy School District to produce recommendations for the future of its Amboy Junior High School.
Based upon a survey of her peers, Mrs. Considine was named 2017 and 2019 Emerging Lawyer, designated to the top 2% of lawyers under 40 years old or practicing less than 10 years.