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Dan was born in Vincennes and grew up on his parents’ farm in southern Knox County. Dan was Valedictorian at South Knox High School in 1992. He then attended Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana and graduated first in his class in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business Finance. From Franklin, Dan moved on to the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington and graduated in the top 5% of his class in 1999. Upon graduation from law school, Dan returned to Vincennes to practice with Hart Bell and was admitted to the bar in both Indiana and Illinois.
Dan practices in the areas of Medicaid Planning, Elder Law, Agriculture, Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Business Law. Dan immensely enjoys helping families solve difficult problems whether it be how to pass the family farm to the next generation or how best to preserve and protect assets if a spouse or parent is in the nursing home. He speaks regularly on Elder Law and Medicaid Planning issues to the general public and at attorney continuing education events such as the Indiana Elder Law Institute.
Dan has also been an active litigator throughout his career. He has successfully argued cases before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Indiana Supreme Court. Among his reported cases are Massey v. Johnson, 457 F.3d 711 (7th Cir 2006) and Gilles v. Blanchard, 477 F.3d 466 (7th Cir 2007).
Dan and his wife Stephanie live on the family farm and are the proud parents of two boys, Jacob and Justin. Dan greatly enjoys coaching his sons’ baseball and basketball teams, attending all of their other numerous activities, traveling, and following the St. Louis Cardinals.
Dan has been active in church and civic organizations his entire career. He is a past President of the Vincennes Kiwanis Club, is President of the South Knox Education Foundation, is President of the St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church Parish Council, and is Secretary of the Catholic Foundation of Southwestern Indiana.
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