While born and raised in Indiana, Dan now calls North Carolina home after discovering the joy and beauty of the Old North State while attending Wake Forest University School of Law. At Wake Forest, Dan was selected as a Law Alumni Council Scholar, served on the Board of Editors for the Wake Forest Law Review, was selected to the Wake Forest National Trial Team, and graduated in the top quarter of his class. He was also proud to serve as the President of the Public Interest Law Organization at Wake Forest, and remains committed to pro bono representation and advancing the public interest through his private practice.
Before joining the Rabon Law Firm in 2016, Dan practiced for seven years with a business boutique litigation firm in Charlotte handling complex commercial litigation and was selected in 2014 by SuperLawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star.” He also spent two years working in Northern India with a non-profit providing counsel towards microfinance and micro-business development work. His international experience was rewarding both on a personal level, and in providing him a new understanding of the intricacies in working across cultural and national boundaries.
In joining Rabon Law Firm and focusing on qui tam representation of False Claims Act clients, Dan is excited to see his daily work benefit the public interest by exposing fraud, waste and abuse against the State and Federal Governments. He takes great pride in helping to protect and reward courageous whistleblowers that are willing to come forward to put a stop to companies taking advantage of taxpayers in order to unjustly enrich themselves.
Representative Matters and Reported Decisions:
- Successfully defended mountain resort developer client against foreclosure proceeding brought by FDIC and obtained Rule 12(b)(1) dismissal of subsequent federal court action.
- Represented Korean textile importer in complex contract and business tort claim against former employee-manager who diverted corporate funds for personal use. Resulted in favorable jury verdict in excess of $1.1 million, affirmed on appeal.
- Represented real estate developer and obtained Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal for breach of contract claims brought by firm attempting to enforce sale of land illegally.
- Represented commercial developer in appellate reversal of trial court’s order dissolving client’s $2 million order of attachment and dismissing breach of contract claims based on improper application of general contractor licensing statute.
- Represented corporation in appellate reversal of trial court’s order denying motion to compel arbitration in lawsuit by corporate officer over stock subscription agreements.
Professional Affiliations and Memberships:
- North Carolina State Bar Association
- Mecklenburg County Bar Association
- Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Foundation
- North Carolina – 2007
- North Carolina Court of Appeals
- U.S. Western District of North Carolina
- U.S. Eastern District of North Carolina
- U.S. Northern District of Florida
- U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals