Daniel received his J.D. from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah, where he graduated magna cum laude. Prior to law school, Daniel worked as a process engineer at Tesoro Corporation where he performed unit and energy optimization, among other things. In his practice, Daniel focuses on patent prosecution for clients in the aerospace, chemistry and chemical process, electromechanical devices, nanotechnology, nuclear, and semiconductor industries.
During law school, Daniel received the CALI Award for the highest grade in patent drafting and in intellectual property licensing. Daniel was also awarded a Quinney Student Fellowship where he performed legal research for various faculty. He also served as an associate editor of the Utah Law Review.