Dan Blinka joined the firm in 2009. He is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. He has worked on a wide variety of matters in state and federal courts. Dan represents clients on cases related to theft of trade secrets, disputes arising out of license agreements, breach of indemnification agreements, white collar crimes, and various other disputes. Dan also conducts internal investigations and provides representation to clients under investigation by the Federal Government, including cases arising out of suspicion of health care fraud, tax fraud, violations of federal securities laws and various violations of Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank.
While in law school at the University of Wisconsin, Dan was involved with the Wisconsin Innocence Project, where he worked on several cases that resulted in the release of wrongfully convicted individuals. In one case, Dan's efforts resulted not only in proving the innocence of a previously convicted man, but also in the arrest and conviction of a serial killer responsible for the crime.
Prior to joining Godfrey & Kahn, Dan worked as a Special Prosecutor in the Racine County District Attorney's Office. He gained hands on experience in both misdemeanor and felony trials.
Admitted To Practice
Wisconsin - 2009
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
American Bar Association
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
Milwaukee Bar Association
Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors
Thomas E. Fairchild American Inn of Court
Recognized as a Wisconsin Rising Star (2012 - 2015)
Recognized as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer (2016)
Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2009
Master of Arts, Brown University, 2004, History
Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003, History, with honors