Daniel is a litigation and environmental attorney whose practice focuses on complex commercial disputes and environmental litigation for a wide variety of companies, including manufacturers, financial institutions, insurers, high-tech companies, and others. Daniel routinely represents clients in contract disputes, business torts, fraud claims, shareholder disputes, and matters involving insurance coverage, bad faith, and sales practices.
In his environmental work, Daniel represents clients in Superfund litigation and other matters involving contamination or hazardous substances, enforcement matters brought by government agencies, and in administrative challenges to government actions, permitting, and agency rules. He also assists businesses in disputes arising from environmental indemnities resulting from corporate transactions. Daniel counsels clients regarding risk mitigation strategies and response actions arising from potential PFAS contamination. Daniel is an active writer and speaker on issues related to PFAS and environmental litigation and is a vice-chair of the ABA Superfund Litigation Committee. Daniel has tried jury and bench cases in state and federal courts, arbitration, and in the administrative law setting, and combines his extensive trial experience with substantive environmental expertise to provide effective representation to his clients.
Daniel is also a member of the firm’s Government Investigations team and has experience in white collar defense and internal investigations involving environmental law, securities law, RICO, the False Claims Act, health care fraud, and civil and criminal forfeitures.
Daniel maintains an active pro bono practice. He has represented a death row inmate in post-conviction proceedings, achieved a favorable settlement for a federal prisoner in a civil rights case, and is a regular volunteer at the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic, the Eviction Defense Project, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Legal Assistance Program.
During law school, Daniel served as Senior Lead Editor for the Alaska Law Review. Daniel also worked for the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, as an intern with the Federal Public Defender of the Eastern District of North Carolina, and as a law clerk at the Cook County Public Defender in Chicago. Prior to law school, Daniel worked for a healthcare tech company in Madison.
Juris Doctor, Duke University School of Law
Bachelor of Arts, Duke University, Physics and Philosophy, minor in Mathematics
Urban Ecology Center - Member, Riverside Park Advisory Committee
Wisconsin Bar Association, Easter District of Wisconsin - Member, Pro Bono Committee
American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association - Member, Patent Litigation Committee
Milwaukee Debate League - Judge for inner city school debate competition
Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Wisconsin Rising Star (2014 - present)
Admitted To PracticeWisconsin
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
Professional AssociationsAmerican Bar Association, Milwaukee Bar Association, Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin