Fighting for clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area

photo of Dan receiving an award


  • Immigration Professionalism Award (2018), Dallas Bar Association Immigration Law Section
  • DHS, Office of General Counsel Award (2016)
  • ICE Director’s Award (2015)
  • Zealous Advocate Award (2012)

Publications, Presentations And Panels

  • “Pereida v. Wilkinson – SCOTUS’ First Immigration Decision of the October 2020 Term,” American Immigration Lawyers Association, Dallas Chapter (April 20, 2021)
  • “Flare Guns ≠ Firearms Under the National Firearms Act: Evidence and the Law,” PowerPoint, Gividen Law, PLLC (Mar. 25, 2021)
  • “What’s Next After Matter of Thomas and Thompson” American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Chapter Virtual Fall Conference (December 11, 2020)
  • “Review of SCOTUS 2019 Immigration Decisions and Preview of Immigration During the Next Term,” Dallas Bar Association, Immigration Law Section, (July 14, 2020)
  • “Practical Crimmigration,” State Bar of Texas, Annual Meeting on Demand (June 25, 2020)
  • “Emerging Issues in Removal Defense,” State Bar of Texas, Advanced Immigration Law (February 13, 2020)
  • Urban Advantage Podcast Tackles the Tense and Emotional Topic of DACA, Guest Immigration Law Expert (January 6, 2020)
  • “Overview of Immigration Law and Current Immigration Litigation,” Dallas Bar Association, Thomas Moore Section (September 5, 2019)
  • “Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal and Immigration Law,” 2019 Dallas County Criminal Practice Seminar (September 4, 2019)
  • “Important Arguments/Issues that Should Be – But Aren’t – Getting Made in Removal Proceedings, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Dallas Chapter (August 27, 2019)
  • “Review of Recent Significant SCOTUS, Circuit Court, and BIA Immigration Decisions,” Dallas Bar Association, Immigration Law Section, (July 9, 2018)
  • “Criminal Prosecutions of Immigration Fraud – Panel Discussion,” U.S. Department of Justice National Advocacy Center, Panelist, (January 27, 2017)
  • “The Fog Lifts for the Categorical Approach: Not Really . . . The way Mathis, as evidenced by subsequent circuit decisions, cast more fog on the categorical approach,” Dallas Bar Association, Immigration Law Section, (November 8, 2016)
  • “A Toolbox for Fact-Based Immigration Conversations,” Higginbotham Inn of Court – Group Presentation, (December 8, 2015)
  • “Renteria: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” American Immigration Lawyers Association – Texas Chapter, (July 22, 2014)
  • “Anatomy of a Removal Case,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Spring Conference, Texas Chapter, (April 24, 2014)
  • “Review of Supreme Court’s 2007-08 Criminal Decisions: Statutory Interpretation Sidebar,” National Law Journal, Vol. 29 No. 48, Pg. 13 (August 6, 2008)