Dan is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has defended the most serious cases for over ten years. As the Capital Defender for Northern Virginia, Dan’s practice focused entirely on the defense of death penalty
cases at trial and on appeal, avoiding death sentences for every client he represented. Building on that experience, Dan handles trial defense, appellate, and post-conviction representation in state and federal courts in West Virginia and in Virginia. Dan is committed to thorough pre-trial investigation, creative and relentless litigation, zealous trial defense, and creative post-conviction representation. Dan is a 2011 graduate of the Washington & Lee University School of Law where he was awarded the Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award by the State Bar of Virginia. Dan is a member of the State Bars of West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland, and is admitted in federal courts throughout the region.