Dan joined the Department of Local Government Finance in September of 2017 as the General Counsel. The Legal Division provides guidance to the department regarding property tax assessments, local government budgeting, and other legal matters.
Prior to joining the Department, Dan was Chief Counsel for the Advisory Division of the Indiana Office of Attorney General under former Attorney General Greg Zoeller. In his capacity as Chief Counsel, Dan managed 15 advisory attorneys and 2 support staff members. He guided internal general counsel efforts and directed the Office’s work relating to advisory counsel, advisory opinions, administrative rules, public records, and administrative adjudication for state governmental clients including the Governor’s Office, legislature, and executive agencies. Previously, Dan was the Managing Partner of a small Indianapolis law firm and worked in multiple management rolls for the City of Indianapolis under former Mayor Greg Ballard.
Dan received his Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2008 and is licensed to practice law in Indiana and Kansas. He is also a 2001 graduate of Indiana University – Bloomington where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. Dan is a former Captain in the United States Army and recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for action taken during Operation Iraqi Freedom.