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About Daniel

Daniel graduated from the University of South Carolina Honors College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. While in law school, Daniel served on the Editorial Board of the South Carolina Law Review and received the CALI Award for Legal Drafting. After graduating law school and practicing in South Carolina, most recently as a partner with a litigation defense firm in Columbia, Daniel joined our Asheville office as a partner, and his primary area of practice continues to be workers' compensation defense. He is licensed in both North Carolina and South Carolina. Daniel was designated a Medicare Set-Aside Consultant Certified by the International Commission on Health Care Certification. He was certified as a Circuit Court Mediator by the South Carolina Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification. Daniel has been included in Best Lawyers in America for Workers' Compensation from 2010 to 2014. He was also chosen by his peers to be listed as a "Rising Star" in the South Carolina Edition of Super Lawyers and has earned the highest (AV-Rated) ranking awarded by Martindale-Hubbell. He is author of the article 2007 South Carolina Workers' Compensation Reform Act: An Overview, published in South Carolina Lawyer magazine, and is co-author of the treatise Beard, Poteat, Lamar, Sumwalt, Hayes, The Law of Workers' Compensation Insurance in South Carolina, Fifth Edition, published by the South Carolina Bar.

work Experience

Associate
Ellis, Lawhorne & Sims, PA
Jan. 1, 1997 - Jan. 1, 2005
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Partner
Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte
Jan. 1, 2005 - Jan. 1, 2010
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Partner
Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham
Jan. 1, 2011 - Current
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school Education

University of South Carolina Honors College
BS - Bachelor of Science
- 1994

University of South Carolina School of Law
JD - Juris Doctor
- 1997

bookmark Awards

Best Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America
2014
Best Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America
2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2012
Best Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America
2012
Best Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America
2011
Best Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America
2010

group Associations

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National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals
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North Carolina Bar Association
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South Carolina Bar Association
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Buncombe County Bar Association
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North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
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import_contacts Published Works

South Carolina Workers' Compensation Reform Act: An Overview
South Carolina Lawyer magazine
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