Dan focuses his practice on product liability matters, handling cases at every stage from pretrial through preparation for appeal.

Before joining Shook, Dan was a judicial law clerk for the Hon. L. Steven Grasz, Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the Hon. John F. Wright, Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court. 

While still in law school, Dan worked as a law clerk in private practice handling matters in business litigation, employment law, bankruptcy and estate planning. He also served as a clerk for Legal Aid of Nebraska, drafting research memoranda in bankruptcy and consumer protection law. 

Before entering the legal profession, Dan was a social worker at Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska, serving children in short-term shelter programs as well as those with severe behavioral and psychological disorders. 


Third-Party Litigation Financing: Legal and Ethical Issues & Proposals for Mandatory Disclosure, Nebraska Lawyer, September/October 2017.

Issue Preclusion and the ITC’s Section 337 Investigations: A Reconsideration in Light of B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., Creighton International and Comparative Law Journal, 2016.

Section 101 Challenges in the Courts and at the PTAB, ABA Intellectual Property Litigation, June 16, 2015.

Patent Office Backlog Adds Billions to National Drug Expenditure, Nature Biotechnology, May 2014 (with Kate S. Gaudry).

Low Examiner Allowance Rates, High Patent Term Adjustments, Law360, April 17, 2014 (with Kate S. Gaudry).