Attorney Danny Levitas draws on a long career devoted to pursuing social and economic justice for working people regardless of their race, gender, or station in life.
Today, as a workers’ compensation claimants’ attorney with Burdine & Brown, Danny brings decades of experience as a writer, lobbyist, and nonprofit organization executive to his law practice where he is devoted to helping injured workers.
Danny graduated from the University of Michigan in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources and became a nationally recognized expert on the activities of violent racist groups.
He also worked on the successful national campaign to reauthorize the expiring provisions of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act, which President George W. Bush signed into law in 2006.
For Danny, entering Emory University’s School of Law in 2007 was a natural career progression. He graduated with honors in 2010 after serving as executive managing editor of the Emory Law Journal. He also received the Henry Quillian Prize in Contracts for Best Overall Performance in Contracts and Commercial Law, and won the Best Oralist Award in the Spring 2008 Intraschool Moot Court Competition.
Also in 2008, Danny worked as a research intern for the Hon. Anne Elizabeth Barnes, Georgia Court of Appeals and in 2009 he served as a field placement intern with the Hon. Carol Hunstein, then Presiding Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court.
Danny loves what he does, and shares a passion and concern for injured workers with fellow attorney Tom Brown.
Danny was born and raised in New York City, but has spent the last 23 years in Atlanta. He enjoys writing and is the author of The Terrorist Next Door: The Militia Movement and the Radical Right published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press in 2002. His publisher nominated the book for a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize.
He is also the author of Scaling Waller: How Courts Have Eroded the Sixth Amendment Public Trial Right, 59 Emory Law Journal 493 (2010) and The Case for Extending and Amending the Voting Rights Act: Voting Rights Litigation, 1982-2006, with Laughlin McDonald (American Civil Liberties Union Voting Rights Project, 2006).
His other articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times Book Review section and the New York Times Op-Ed page.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claimants’ Lawyers.
For Danny, representing workers’ compensation claimants is not just a job, it is also a passion.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2010||01/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Distinguished Service Award||Atlanta Business League||2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Atlanta Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Workers Compensation Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||2010 - Present|
|Workers' Compensation Claimants Lawyers Group - Georgia||Member||2010 - Present|
|59 Emory Law Journal||Scaling Waller: How Courts Have Eroded the Sixth Amendment Public Trial Right||2009|
|ACLU||The Case for Amending and Extending the Voting Rights Act||2006|
|St. Martin's Press||The Terrorist Next Door: The Militia Movement and the Radical Right||2002|
|Emory University School of Law||Honors||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|