Daniel was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Influenced by his family who is active in music, he played the French horn in the Manzano High School marching band and toured Europe with the Sound of America National Honor Band and Chorus.
Daniel attended the University of New Mexico where he earned his bachelor of arts in English with a concentration in pre-law and a minor in earth and planetary sciences. Daniel was a member of the Sigma Tau Delta international honor society and the Golden Key international honor society.
Daniel attended the University of New Mexico School of Law where he made Honor Roll and Dean’s list. While in law school, Daniel was a Lead Articles Editor for the Natural Resources Journal in 2004 and 2005. Daniel worked as a law clerk for a litigation defense firm to support himself while in law school. He was listed in the Madison Who’s Who Among American Law Students from 2003 to 2005.
Daniel has been licensed to practice law in New Mexico state courts since 2005, New Mexico federal courts since 2006, and Colorado state courts since 2011. He has substantial experience in personal injury law, having represented both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts. He is a member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyer’s Association and has been listed in the Who’s Who Among American Professionals, Honors Edition.
Daniel is a member of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee at his church and is an avid fisherman. He has traveled to Canada, Alaska, California, and Florida for deep-sea fishing as well as traveling around New Mexico for fly fishing with his father. Daniel and his wife delight in watching the world through the eyes of their two young children.