Dalton represents clients in a wide range of environmental, toxic tort and product liability matters. He is involved in all phases of matters from initial regulatory disputes to litigation settings. Dalton has considerable experience in motion and discovery practice, as well as case investigation and workup. Dalton’s practice covers a wide range of industries such as agriculture, petroleum, aviation, mining, chemical and pharmaceuticals, with a particular emphasis in the energy and defense sectors. Dalton also handles significant Superfund and environmental cleanup matters, involving some of the largest and most complex sites in the nation.
Dalton focuses on finding unique and creative ways to resolve cases, often involving science- or technical-based arguments. In the past several years, Dalton and his colleagues have successfully resolved multiple matters during the motion to dismiss stage. He has served as lead associate for expert issues on several cases, and frequently works with experts on developing technical arguments in both regulatory and litigation contexts. Dalton also has significant experience with eDiscovery, including managing a Relativity database, working with vendors on advanced analytics, and preparing reviews of large document sets.
While in law school, Dalton published in the Kansas Law Review, was a member of its editorial board, and graduated a member of the Order of the Coif. During law school, Dalton clerked in the civil litigation division of the Kansas Attorney General’s Office where his work focused on personal injury, constitutional law and administrative law cases.
Vigilante Regulation: When Anti-Pipeline Activism Becomes Tortious Interference Activists, Grow America's Infrastructure Now, March 2019 (with Phil Goldberg and James Thompson).
The Due Process Clause and Students: The Road to a Single Approach of Determining Property Interests in Education, 65 U. Kan. L. Rev. 651 (2017).
Speaker, Lawyer Ethics: Normal Accident Theory, Legal CLE, Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, December 2020 (with Jamie Thompson).
Legal Ethics: Communications Between Private and Government Actors, Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, April 23, 2019 (with Mat Larsen).
Lawyer Ethics: E-Communications, Social Media, and the Internet, Legal CLE, Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, April 12, 2018 (with James Thompson).