Daniel’s practice focuses on environmental permitting and compliance, energy, and natural resources litigation. He brings a strong scientific background to his legal work, and has particular experience with water resources allocation and water quality issues.
Daniel earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Lewis & Clark Law School, where he was Associate Editor of Environmental Law, a finalist at the Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, and a member of the Cornelius Honor Society. He received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Columbia University, and his Master’s of Science with Distinction in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Northern Arizona University. Prior to entering law school, Daniel worked as a Water Resources Specialist in both government and the private sector, addressing complex water resource allocation issues in Arizona.
- Represented local business owners in investigation and remediation of contaminated properties.
- Completed water resources regulatory permit applications and annual reports for private water-wastewater utility and municipality.
- Developed strategic approach to environmental impact mitigation for 30 mile-long water pipeline project.
- Drafted innovative water conservation ordinance for small, water-scarce municipality.
- Updated regional groundwater flow model for state water resources agency and collaborated with local stakeholders to develop future scenarios for simulation.