Dan is a passionate advocate for his clients’ interests. His practice at Acumen Law focuses on driving law and criminal law, though his legal background includes working on ICBC personal injury cases, immigration law, environmental law, and international human rights.
Prior to joining Acumen, Dan worked for the federal government as Minister’s Counsel on asylum claims at IRCC (Immigration Canada). This experience in immigration law provided him with advocacy experience before the Refugee Protection Division of the IRB, an administrative tribunal, where he professionally handled asylum claims with complex and often-traumatic backgrounds.
Dan also has experience working to settle ICBC personal injury claims in a fair and dedicated manner. His clear communication helped resolve cases, allowing those injured to be able to move on with their lives while avoiding prolonged trials with uncertain outcomes.
Originally hailing from Ontario, Dan completed his legal training there in Environmental Law. Dan earned law degrees in both common law (LL.B.) and civil law (B.C.L.) from McGill’s rigorous bilingual program in Montreal. During his time at McGill, he was selected for an international human rights legal internship, and collaborated with local stakeholders in Manila, Philippines.
Dan’s prior work experience includes two positions on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, as well as serving as a Border Services Officer at the Montreal airport, which provided him with many opportunities to apply regulatory and administrative law.
Dan’s dedication to community involvement currently involves fundraising for the LGBTQ2S+ community through the Vancouver Men’s Chorus. He also volunteers as a Board Director for a national charity. Previously, he was elected to the McGill University Senate, one of the school’s central governance boards.