Daniel J. McCarthy’s legal concentration is in appellate and commercial litigation for both state and federal courts. He is highly skilled and experienced in mediation, arbitration and facilitation. A prolific writer, Daniel has authored thousands of legal briefs during his career and he has garnered many victories in the appellate and circuit courts. His cumulative career is a testament to his unyielding dedication to providing every client with the most efficient and effective advocacy possible.
Before joining Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein, Daniel served as a law clerk intern for the Honorable Richard F. Suhrheinrich, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He later served as a law clerk for the Honorable Marilyn J. Kelly, Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court, 1999 to 2000, and then in 2000 he served as a pre-hearing attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals.
In addition to his career as an experienced and trusted litigator, Daniel also served as an adjunct professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
In 2010, Daniel was appointed to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions, a position he will hold through 2018.
Most recently, Daniel has enjoyed a string of successes in student loan litigation. Erasing hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of his clients, Daniel’s court victories have attracted the press, which can be accessed by clicking the article titles below: