Daniel is a South Bay native and veteran of the United States Marine Corps. As a Marine, Daniel served four years active duty in the infantry (3d Battalion, 3d Marines and 3d Battalion, 4th Marines), and was recognized for his service by two separate commanding officers, receiving commendations and awards. Daniel also served as acting platoon sergeant, leading a platoon of marines while stationed at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twenty-Nine Palms, California. After his service, Daniel attended the University of California, Berkeley where he graduated with a B.A. in Political Science. He earned his Juris Doctor at Chapman University (Dale E. Fowler) School of Law in Orange, California. At Chapman, Daniel clerked both summers at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office where he assisted in the prosecution of homicide cases. Daniel's experience spans a variety of practice areas, including personal injury, trusts and estates, business, employment, and insurance law. He has spent his entire career in the legal field which began at a prestigious San Francisco law firm approximately twenty years ago. As an attorney, Daniel has fought for the rights of injured individuals with outstanding results. He has worked for some of the largest personal injury firms in California, managing hundreds of personal injury cases, including litigation cases, obtaining favorable outcomes against major corporations, government entities, and public transportation carriers. He has also successfully defended retail and real estate businesses. In his spare time, you may catch Daniel competing in races like triathlons, playing ping pong, and watching his daughter's basketball games.