Lawyer ProfileDan's practice focuses on estate planning, including probate administration, business transactions and commercial litigation. He also consults with small
businesses on business planning issues.
Dan graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with distinction in 1975, and earned his jurist doctorate degree from Chase College of Law in 1978. He also holds a degree from the University of Wisconsin's Graduate School of Banking. He was awarded a honorary degree from the University of Pikeville in 2012.
He is admitted in the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and all Kentucky Courts.
In addition to his legal career, he has served as general counsel and president and CEO of the Citizen's Bank of Pikeville.
He has been active in professional organizations, and is currently serving as director and officer of the Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky. He is a past president of the Pike County Bar Association, past chairman of the Kentucky Young Lawyers Section, and member of the Kentucky Board of Governors. He is a charter life member of the Kentucky Bar Association Foundation, and as a past director and president of the organization.
Dan is active in the community, serving as a past director and president of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, and is a former director of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Pikeville Medical Center. He has been a director and
past president of the Pikeville High School Alumni Foundation and trustee of the Pikeville United Methodist Church. He currently serves as an officer and trustee for the University of Pikeville and he also is an active member in the Pikeville Rotary Club. He has been active in scouting and youth sports programs over the years.
Dan is an avid golfer and enjoys racquetball and various fitness activities which helps keep him in shape for playing with his grandchildren.