Dan’s legal practice is focused on helping local and national businesses take a comprehensive and proactive approach towards reducing workers’ compensation costs, and assisting insurance carriers in achieving compliance with West Virginia’s complicated web of insurance regulations. In the area of workers’ compensation claims defense, Dan practices before the Office of Judges, and has represented his clients in hundreds of appeals before the Board of Review and West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
An experienced civil litigator, Dan also represents employer’s sued in civil court under West Virginia’s “deliberate intent” exception to the Workers’ Compensation Exclusive Remedy Doctrine. He also consults with businesses and insurance carriers in the area of regulatory compliance, provides adjuster training on regulatory compliance, and represents businesses and carriers in regulatory and enforcement actions taken against them by the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner. Prior to joining the FKP Team, Dan served as Associate Counsel to the West Virginia Insurance Commissioner and as an Assistant Attorney General in the West Virginia Attorney General’s Employment Program’s division.
Dan enjoys helping his clients solve problems, but gets the most satisfaction from assisting his clients in avoiding problems before they arise. “Vince Lombardi said that the best defense is a good offense. In my work, I see that as helping my clients address issues before they need a defense attorney. The most successful outcome you can have in any litigation is avoiding that litigation in the first place.”
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|College Attended:||S.U.N.Y. at Binghamton|
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|Law School Attended:||Washington and Lee School of Law|