A founder of the firm, Dan pursues excellence in everything. He has found this especially difficult on the golf course, but in over thirty-five years in the courtroom and countless trials, he is a truly accomplished trial lawyer. His clients count on the fact that he is always prepared and never backs down. His adversaries comment that he is tough but fair and always professional.
Dan loves his wife, Shelli, their three grown children, and all the memories built by the “Fab Five,” especially snow skiing. A private pilot since 1985, Dan took special pleasure in obtaining his instrument and multi-engine ratings as a matter of aviation professionalism. He has been privileged to lead students for many years in Bible Study Fellowship. Most recently, Dan and Shelli have been Executive Directors of the Miss Fort Worth Scholarship Organization, a local to Miss America, the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. He has focused on interview training with success as one of their titleholders was crowned Miss Texas 2013. Dan loves people and loves the law because it deals with the relationships among people.
A loud rap on the jury room door followed by the bailiff approaching the bench, verdict in hand, is always a thrilling moment which Dan relishes. Surprisingly, only a very small percentage of attorneys experience this with any regularity. Dan considers it is a high privilege to be among that small group of lawyers.