SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY
As a senior associate attorney at MAAA, Dan is primarily engaged in the defense of cases involving premises liability, construction accidents and the New York State Labor Law and automobile accidents, as well as cases arising from commercial transactions.
Dan has been a practicing litigator in New York State for eighteen years, at law firms primarily engaged in defending individuals, insurance companies and self-insured companies in personal injury actions.
Dan has a strong record of pro bono advocacy. In 2003, New York State Chief Judge Judith Kaye awarded him the Pro Bono Publico Award as one of New York City’s top pro bono attorneys. He partnered with Columbia Law School’s Environmental Law Program to prosecute a case in New York State Court seeking to protect parklands and uphold the State’s “open space” law. Dan has served as a volunteer for the Housing Division of the Legal Aid Society, providing free representation for low-income tenants in eviction proceedings and as a volunteer attorney for the Disabled Veterans Consortium, representing a disabled veteran who was denied benefits.
Dan also represents the 73rd Assembly District in the New York State Legislature, which encompasses the Upper East Side and Midtown Manhattan. He serves on the Judiciary, Corporations, and Consumer Affairs Committees.
State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A. 1994
St. John's University - School of Law, J.D., 1997
New York, 1998
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1998
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1998