Dan’s practice focuses on the mediation and resolution of litigated cases as well as multi-stakeholder local and state public policy/legal issues.
Since his election in the fall of 2014, Dan has served in the state Senate, including on several committees dealing with complex public policy related issues. Dan’s good humor, collaborative approach, and economics and legal background, has made him a leader in resolving complicated and controversial public policy related disputes.
Before being elected to the state Senate, Dan spent nearly a decade working as a legal assistance attorney for New Hampshire Legal Assistance. There, he litigated cases at various administrative agencies, in state and federal court, including the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He represented low-income families, domestic violence survivors, veterans, and seniors on a range of issues and cases, from affordable housing, to housing and employment discrimination, to public utilities cases involving finance and economics issues.
For four years, Dan also served as the Director of Housing Justice Project at New Hampshire Legal Assistance, overseeing housing-related litigation, including foreclosure and fair housing/civil rights related cases, as well as managing housing grants and stakeholder outreach.
In 2013, the New Hampshire Bar Foundation honored Dan with the Robert E. Kirby award, which is presented to New Hampshire attorneys 35 or younger who exhibit exceptional skill, civility, good humor, and professionalism.
Dan received his J.D. from the University of Iowa School of Law in 2006, his Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University in 2003 (economics and energy focused), and his B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa in 2001. While in law school, Dan helped teach economics courses at the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business. Most recently, he has served as an adjunct faculty member in political science at New England College in Henniker.
Dan and his wife Erin, also an attorney, live in the South End of Concord with their dogs Franklin and Roosevelt (a.k.a Rosie). Dan is excited to be a part of the Hess Gehris team, helping bring stakeholders together to resolve complicated public policy issues and helping litigants reach agreement.
You may contact me directly at Dan@HessGehris.com or call 603-225-0477.
- J.D., University of Iowa School of Law
- Master's Degree, Public Policy (economics and energy focused), Georgetown University
- B.A., University of Northern Iowa
- New Hampshire State Senator
- New Hampshire Legal Assistance
- Helped teach economics courses at the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business