After graduating from the University of Michigan, Dan worked in the Philadelphia public schools as an Americorps volunteer. He then spent three years in the U.S. House of Representatives working on appropriations, foreign policy, and education. Dan attended Howard University Law School and then returned to Detroit as a judicial law clerk in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. After a year-long clerkship, Dan became a commissioned officer in the Navy’s Judge Advocate General Corps. Since becoming a judge advocate in Washington, D.C., Dan has advised naval commanders on personnel and operational matters. As a litigator, he defends sailors and marines in court-martials and at the Navy and Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, where Dan is currently stationed.
“My time at Catholic Central prepared me for my career by teaching me to be a leader. As an attorney and as a naval officer, I must use my judgment at all times. Catholic Central was the foundation of my judgment and character. What Catholic Central teaches young men about character is its best asset.”
Favorite memory: Time with friends. The time with them in class, at lunch, and at practice, joking and laughing, are what made my time there special. We grew up at Catholic Central.
“Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” is the motto of the Basilian Fathers and the sacred mission of Catholic Central High School. For ninety years, the graduates of Catholic Central have made a positive impact locally, nationally, and around the world.