• Water Utility Manager and General Counsel, several special service districts, Wasatch County—1999-2014
  • Wasatch County Attorney—1993-1999
  • Editor in Chief—BYU Law Review—1988-1989
  • Wasatch County Republican Party Chair — 007-2011
  • Radio Color Commentator—Wasatch High School Football


Dan began practicing law in 1989 with the Salt Lake City law firm of Kimball, Parr, Crockett and Waddoups. He subsequently joined his father-in-law in his practice in Heber City. Shortly thereafter, he was asked to join the County Attorney’s staff in Wasatch County, and served as Deputy County Attorney. Dan became the County Attorney in 1993, and served as the chief prosecutor and civil attorney for Wasatch County. As such, he successfully prosecuted felony and misdemeanor cases in state and local courts. He also helped write the land-use code for Wasatch County and represented the County in all civil matters. In 1999, the County Commissioners asked Dan to oversee the establishment and development of several special service districts in Wasatch County. Dan served as general manager and attorney for up to six special service districts for approximately 16 years. In that capacity, Dan oversaw the financing and construction of over $200 million worth of water infrastructure. He has worked on numerous land-use, development and water projects in and around Wasatch County.

Dan grew up in Wyoming, but has lived and practiced law in the Heber Valley for the past 25 years. He and his wife, BettyJo, are the parents of seven children. He enjoys backpacking, mountaineering and poking around in old mines. He speaks some Japanese, and is working on learning French.


  • J.D. Degree, J. Reuben Clark School of Law, 1989
  • Bachelor’s of Science, Psychology, Brigham Young University, 1986


The Effect of In Re Data Access Systems Securities Litigation on the Statute of Limitations Period for Section 10(b) or Rule 10b-5 Actions Brought in Utah, 1989 B.Y.U. LAW REVIEW 337.

FSLIC Claims Exclusive Jurisdiction to Adjudicate Claims Against Assets It Holds As Receiver:
Is It Proper? 1988 B.Y.U. LAW REVIEW 241.