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Dan was born in Erie, Pennsylvania and was raised in Peabody, Massachusetts. He comes to Ransmeier & Spellman from the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office where he served for over 25 years. While at the Attorney General's Office, Dan served as Chief of Staff, Chief of the Civil Bureau, and Director of the Federal Litigation Unit. Dan represented numerous state officials and state employees in over 100 state agencies in litigation in both Federal and State Courts. Dan is a past member of the federal court advisory committee. He has also been chosen as a "Super Lawyer" for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 in the area of Administrative Law.  Dan is active in several groups supporting Concord High School Athletics.

He resides in Concord with his wife and five children. Dan is an avid Red Sox baseball fan and enjoys golfing in his free time.


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D.
    • Honors: President of the Student Bar Association
    • Honors: Member of the Honor Board
  • Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia
    • B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Member of the Varsity Baseball Team
    • Major: Government

Bar Admission

  • Massachusetts, 1968
  • New Hampshire, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2003

Past Positions

  • New Hampshire Attorney General's Office, Chief of Staff, Chief of the Civil Bureau
  • New Hampshire Attorney General's Office, Director of the Federal Litigation Unit

Professional Associations

  • Federal Court Advisory Committee, Past Member
  • Merrimack County Bar Association, President 1998-2000