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Daniel is skilled in professional liability defense with an emphasis on medical malpractice matters, product liability, plaintiff's personal injury and insurance subrogation matters. He received his law degree in 1977 from Indiana University, J.D., magna cum laude, and his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1974. He was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1977. Among his most significant cases are Fleenor v. Orkin, a toxic tort trial involving claim for brain damage for exposure to pesticide and Laminack v. State Industries in which he served as co-counsel on a major products liability claim involving an allegedly defective design of a water heater and a severely burned child. Daniel is also a public commentator, having presented several presentations on malpractice to local hospitals.

Career Highlights


  • Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers® in the field of Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, 2005-2019
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Medical Malpractice - Defendants, 2019-2020
  • Civility Award, presented by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2010


Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana

Community Involvement

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • St. Pius X Parish, Member
  • Catholic Youth Organization, Former Board Member



  • The Medical Protective Company, Risk Management Seminars, annually
  • "Medical Malpractice Litigation," ICLEF, 2006
  • "Advanced Medical Malpractice," ICLEF, 2005
  • "Advanced Medical Malpractice," ICLEF, 2002



Indiana University, B.A., Political Science, 1974

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1977

  • Indiana, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1977
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