CHICAGO -

Orlando attorney Dan Newlin, best known as a powerhouse personal injury lawyer, returned to his Midwestern roots by opening a law office in Chicago.

Newlin first started his career in justice as a police officer and firefighter nearly two decades ago.

Newlin, the firm’s founding partner, is expanding the successful law practice that includes personal injury, workers’ compensation and medical malpractice, after more than a decade serving Central and South Florida communities by recovering more than $150 million for injury and accident victims.

"I'm excited about our new location, and view this expansion into the Chicago area as a natural move for the firm," said Newlin. "I'm bringing my legal experience and our firm's highly successful model of serving the injured to the citizens of Chicago."

Newlin said his office concentrates its practice on injury and accident cases, including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, DUI accidents, train accidents, construction site accidents, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice and wrongful death.