Dan has been married for 30 years. He and his spouse are the proud parents of recent college graduates.
Although Dan Blinn realized early in life that he was an atheist, he still felt a strong desire to connect on a spiritual level to something greater than himself. He found that connection in Humanism, a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism or any belief in God, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
Dan has been an active participant and leader in Connecticut's Humanist and Secular Communities for many years. He is the founding ex-president of Hartford Area Humanists, and he was one of the founding co-chairs of the Connecticut Coalition of Reason. He moderates a monthly "salon" discussion group called The Humanist Dinner Club, where participants discuss philosophy, current events, ethics, and other topics.
Dan is a graduate of the Humanist Institute, a graduate-level program that trains leaders in the Humanist movement. Hefrequently speaks to groups regarding Humanism and the Secular Movement. He blogs about Humanism and related issues on his own blog, Ethikoros.
Dan is accredited as a Humanist Celebrant by the Humanist Society. This accreditation permits him to serve as a Wedding Officiant in the same legal capacity as any accredited clergyperson.
Daniel Blinn, Rocky Hill, CT
In addition to Dan Blinn's involvement in the Humanist and Secular communities, he is an active attorney and consumer advocate. He is the founder and managing attorney of Consumer Law Group, a Rocky Hill, CT law firm that represents consumers throughout Connecticut. Dan's primary areas of practice include the representation of consumers in claims of auto dealer fraud and the handling of consumer class actions. He has successfully represented many consumers in jury trials, bench trials, and private arbitrations.
Dan is a frequent speaker on matters regarding consumer law and legal ethics, and he regularly presents continuing legal education training on legal ethics for the attendees at conferences organized by the National Consumer Law Center and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. He is also an active advocate for consumer rights. He is a former treasurer and board member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and is the Chair of the Connecticut chapter of that organization.
Dan has served as president of the board of two legal aid organizations. He has also been recognized by the Connecticut Bar Association and the Connecticut Fair Housing Center with pro bono awards, recognizing his work on behalf of the poor in Connecticut.