Dan was born in Buffalo, NY, and was adopted by his parents when he was three days old. You could say that Dan has been involved in the family courts since the day he was born. At the age of 8, Dan’s family moved to Raleigh, NC, where he spent the next 14 years. Dan attended Cardinal Gibbons Memorial Catholic High School, graduating in 2001. Subsequently, he attended North Carolina State University, where he obtained two majors in four years. Dan obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a Concentration in Philosophy of Law, and also a Bachelor of Arts in English, graduating Summa Cum Laude in both majors in 2005.
Upon completion of his undergraduate education, Dan went immediately into law school, moving to Detroit in 2005 to begin his legal education at Wayne State University Law School. During law school Dan participated in the Moot Court Appellate Advocacy Program.
In 2006, Dan was awarded the Arthur Neef Competition Best Oral Advocate distinction, and in 2008, Dan was a member of the National Moot Court Competition Team, where he helped the team win the Sixth Circuit Regional and finish in the top-20 nationally out of 153 participating teams. As part of that competition, Dan was awarded the Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Medal for Excellence in Advocacy by the American College of Trial Lawyers.
During his time in law school, Dan was also elected to the Student Board of Governors, representing the student body on faculty committees, including the Curriculum Committee which helped determine the courses that would be available to students. Dan also assisted Professor Peter Henning as a student assistant with the editing of a definitive compendium related to Federal Criminal Law and Procedure.
Upon completing law school Dan sat for and passed the Michigan Bar Exam as a first time taker, and was licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan in 2008. In March of 2016, Dan was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, a prestigious admission which allows him to file and argue matters before the United States Supreme Court.
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- Discussion about Future Regulations
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