Dan combines a genuine passion for the law and a tireless work ethic to foster creative solutions to his clients' legal problems. He specializes in developing and executing targeted, cost-effective resolution strategies in a variety of commercial litigation matters including, but not limited to, oil and gas, insurance coverage, intellectual property, breach of contract, construction, and real estate litigation matters.
Dan is a summa cum laude graduate of Tulane University Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as the Senior Associate Editor of the Tulane Law Review. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado, graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics after being named to the Dean’s List five times. He joined the firm in 2010 and uses his academic aptitude to develop and implement creative solutions to clients’ complex legal problems. Dan prides himself on his writing ability and has been involved in numerous victories at both the summary judgment and appellate stages of litigation, including before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Dan has experience defending individuals and entities in a wide variety of commercial disputes, including oil and gas matters, insurance coverage issues (particularly those involving “Personal and Advertising Injury” coverage and claims for additional insured rights), contractual claims, trademark and copyright claims, various real estate disputes, and construction matters. He also has experience pursuing claims against corporate directors and officers, and their insurers, in connection with pending bankruptcy proceedings.
While each case is of course unique, Dan believes in a proactive approach to litigation whereby a long-term resolution strategy is developed early in the case and then pursued in an aggressive yet cost-effective manner.
Dan was selected to the 2017 Louisiana Super Lawyers “Rising Star” list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice that is awarded to approximately 2.5 percent of attorneys in Louisiana. He is also a member of the Tulane Law Review Board of Advisory Editors and the American Bar Association, where he is a member of the Business Law Committee and Young Lawyers Division. Additionally, he is a parishioner at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Old Metairie, Louisiana, and is involved with the New Orleans branch of the Young Catholic Professionals organization.
Prior to joining Lugenbuhl, Dan worked in the New York office of an international law firm, focusing on commercial and securities litigation.
In his free time Dan enjoys lifting weights and spending time with his three boys.