Overview

Dan focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. He has experience in state and federal courts at the trial court and appellate levels. Dan handles matters involving contract disputes, business competition, construction, land use, products liability, sales of goods, municipal law and intellectual property. He also handles issues related to digital marketing and data privacy, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and CAN-SPAM Act. Dan has experience seeking and opposing preliminary injunctions, temporary restraining orders and other time-sensitive relief in commercial cases. He also has in-depth experience designing and managing document- and data-intensive e-discovery projects.

Dan maintains a robust pro bono practice. He has provided counsel and representation to local non-profit organizations. He has represented veterans in matters regarding discharge upgrades and benefits, and represented an individual who was sentenced to life in prison without parole in a resentencing hearing.

Before joining Porter Wright, Dan served as a federal law clerk to Judge Kim R. Gibson in the Western District of Pennsylvania. Currently, Dan presents a session to Judge Gibson’s Federal Court Practice class at Penn State Law School regarding federal court practice for young lawyers.

While in law school, Dan worked as a law-student intern for Judge Kathleen M. O’Malley of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. As a student in his law school’s civil-litigation clinic, Dan successfully briefed and argued an appeal in front of Ohio’s Eleventh District Court of Appeals. He also worked at a boutique civil litigation firm throughout law school and was a member of the Case Western Reserve University Law Review.

Dan is a member of the Board of Directors of Laurel Legal Services, Inc., a legal aid organization that serves a six-county area in western Pennsylvania.

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law  (J.D., magna cum laude, 2018)
  • Denison University  (B.A., 2015)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Honors & Awards

  • Order of the Coif
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award® in Sales, Venture Finance Transactions

Community

  • Laurel Legal Services, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Cleveland Metro Bar Association 3Rs Initiative, former member, Board of Directors