Dana handles a wide array of family law matters in his legal practice, including simple and complex high-net-worth divorces, child custody and child support cases, CPS matters, collaborative divorce, domestic violence cases, enforcement actions, paternity suits, pre- and postnuptial agreements, modification actions, restraining and protective orders, same-sex divorce, and termination/adoption suits. Dana has also represented several professional athletes in divorce and child custody matters and serves as an Amicus attorney. Amicus attorneys are appointed by judges and other family law lawyers to assist courts in protecting the best interests of children. Dana also serves as an ad litem attorney and is certified as a guardian ad litem as well.
Dana focuses his practice on the needs of clients and families, who come to him during some of the most difficult times of their lives. He understands the emotional and financial strains associated with family law litigation and provides individualized representation that addresses each client’s concerns and fears, while working toward their unique goals. Dana often achieves favorable settlements for his clients that help them avoid the uncertainties of trial, but he is also a strong advocate who will never hesitate to fully litigate a matter.
Because of his outstanding record of professional achievements and commitment to supporting the community at large, Dana was selected to be a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Less than 1 percent of all Texas attorneys are nominated to be Fellows each year. Dana is currently on the Board of Directors for the Collin County Bar Association and is a member of The College of the State Bar of Texas. In the past, Dana served three terms as Vice President of the Collin County Young Lawyers Association. During his time with Collin County Young Lawyers, Dana ran the judicial internship program, which provides internships for law students with Collin County District Court Judges. In 2014, Dana was named “Attorney of the Year” by the Collin County Young Lawyers Association. Also that year, he appeared on an episode of MTV’s “True Life,” discussing parental rights.
Dana has also served on the Board of Directors of the Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, a non-profit organization responsible for planning and hosting an annual legal educational seminar for judges and attorneys in Collin County. Additionally, he has volunteered both his time and expertise to Legal Aid of Northwest Texas. Dana has also served as a mentor in the Frisco I.S.D. Independent Study and Mentorship Program, through which he helped high school students learn more about the legal profession. In the past, Dana has volunteered with the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure and The Family Place.
In his spare time, Dana is an exercise enthusiast who enjoys finding new ways to push himself physically and mentally. He is a former trainer for the Dallas Vigilantes Dancers. Dana has also undergone Navy SEAL training for civilians in Chesapeake, Virginia, and competed in ultra-marathon distance obstacle course races, like the World’s Toughest Mudder. Dana is certified by the Krav Maga Association of America and Krav Maga Worldwide as an instructor and is dedicated to helping others learn to defend themselves. In addition to being a Krav Maga practitioner, Dana enjoys training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Dana is also a father and enjoys spending downtime with family and friends.
Areas of Practice
• Family Law
• Collaborative Law
• State Bar of Texas, 2005
• U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2009
• Texas Tech University School of Law
• Juris Doctor, 2005
• University of North Texas
• Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, 2001 (Cum Laude)