Dan is one of the nation’s most respected and experienced attorneys in the area of construction defect litigation involving mass torts, class actions or individual lawsuits (condominiums and multi-family).
For over 25 years, Dan has focused his practice on complex civil litigation, successfully representing thousands of owners in a wide variety of defective construction product suits, class actions, and various mass torts and recovering more than $1.25 billion for his clients in numerous states throughout the country. He frequently collaborates with other attorneys in order to assemble the most effective team possible.
Dan is a frequent lecturer on a variety of defective construction products and consumer mass tort related disputes. He has been quoted by a variety of media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times and Lawyers Weekly. He has been named as a member of the Legal Elite and Super Lawyers in North Carolina on numerous occasions. Dan is the past chair of the NC Bar Association, Construction Law Section.
He has also been involved with a number of AAJ litigation groups and committees through the years and is currently the Co-Chair of the AAJ Chinese Drywall Litigation Group and a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (Co-chair Science and Expert Committee) for the Multi-District Litigation involving Chinese Drywall. A settlement valued at over $1 billion was approved in 2013 involving one of the primary defendants, Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin and hundreds of other defendants and insurance companies. Dan served on the trial team in Federal Court in Louisiana before the Honorable Eldon Fallon for each of the three Chinese Drywall bellwether cases.
Most recently, Dan is serving as lead counsel in MDL No. 2333 against MI Windows and Doors in Federal Court in Charleston, SC before the Honorable Judge David Norton.
Dan is an 1983 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received his law degree, with honors, from Wake Forest University in 1988. Dan is currently an adjunct professor at Campbell Law School teaching Complex Litigation.