Dan began working as an attorney with Troppito Miller Griffin, LLC in 2014. He practiced primarily in the areas of consumer fraud, construction law, real and personal property matters, and contractual disputes/drafting.
Dan graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 2013. He also earned CALI awards (highest grade in the class) in both Legal Writing and Professional Responsibility and served as the Business Editor of the UMKC Law Review. In addition, Dan received the Excellence in Estate Planning award from UMB Bank for providing superior pro bono estate planning assistance to individuals in the Kansas City community; only one student in the law school graduating class is recognized with this award. During Dan’s fifth semester of law school, he taught himself Italian and subsequently finished law school in Italy, at the University of Rome, where he took his final semester in Italian, studying European comparative and private Italian law.
Dan graduated from Missouri State University in 2010 with degrees in International Business and Spanish. He also had the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in Valencia, Spain at the Universidad Politécnica in 2008.
While in law school Dan spent numerous hours in courtrooms and judges’ chambers as he served as a judicial intern under the following three judges: (1) the Honorable Sarah W. Hays of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, (2) the Honorable David M. Byrn for the 16th Judicial Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, and (3) the Honorable Kenneth R. Garrett III for the 16th Judicial Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri. While working under these judges, Dan had the opportunity to observe some of the finest attorneys in the legal profession argue trials, hearings, and mediations. At that time, Dan also worked as a law clerk for Troppito + Miller where he predominantly assisted with matters relating to: contractual disputes, real property, consumer/general fraud, collections, bankruptcy, and adversary proceedings of various sorts within bankruptcies.
Dan began his legal career as a volunteer at the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (“SMBA”) in order to gain exposure to the legal profession. While working at the SMBA, he met several prominent attorneys that recommended the Springfield, Missouri civil defense powerhouse, Turner, Reid, Duncan, Loomer, & Patton, P.C., where he subsequently found a job and worked as an investigator until he moved to Kansas City for law school. At Turner Reid, Dan provided support for the attorneys to facilitate the defense of negligence, products liability, medical malpractice, and insurance claims cases.
In his free time, Dan enjoys practicing his Spanish and Italian, participating in all sports and outdoor activities, and he has a passion for cooking and eating.