A proud, fifth-generation Nevadan, Daniel grew up in Henderson, Nevada. After graduating from Green Valley High School, Daniel attended Brigham Young University, graduating cum laude with a BA in history in 2001. In 2005, he received his Masters in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After that, he attended law school at the University of Chicago and graduated in 2008.
Daniel and his wife Mary Jane were excited to return to Nevada for good in 2008 when Daniel passed the Nevada Bar and began working for the law firm of Jones Vargas. In 2009, he joined the national law firm, Ballard Spahr practicing primarily civil litigation, while growing his election-law practice with clients such as Governor Brian Sandovalís 2010 campaign for Governor.
In 2011, Daniel teamed up with long-time friends David Koch and Steven Scow at the law firm of Koch & Scow, LLC. There, he continued to build a practice serving many of Nevadaís elected leaders including US Senator Dean Heller, Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison, Attorney General Adam Laxalt, Congressman Dr. Joe Heck, and the Nevada Senate and Assembly Republican Caucuses. Daniel was also lead local counsel for the presidential campaigns of Governor Mitt Romney and Senator Marco Rubio.
During the 2015 General Session of the Nevada Legislature, Daniel served as chief policy advisor to Speaker John Hambrick, Majority Leader Paul Anderson, and the Assembly Republican Caucus.
Daniel has also been a speechwriter for Governor Sandoval, Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson, Speaker John Hambrick, and Assembly Majority Leader Paul Anderson.
In 2015, Daniel joined November, Inc. and SB Strategic Consulting, Inc. as in-house counsel. He is also sole owner of DHS Law, LLC; a boutique law firm focused on political and election law as well as administrative law and government relations.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Mary Jane and their 2 children, collecting and reading books, cheering on UNLV sports, and traveling.