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About Me

Dan is a trial attorney providing legal services to Southwest Florida. When not working in court or in the office, Dan spends his time with his family and volunteering in the community.


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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
    18 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 10%
    13 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($275-300/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Robert Samuel Gilligan

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Robert Gilligan Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Alberto Victor Batista

    I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.


    Alberto Batista Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info


FLMember in Good Standing199709/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Recognition for Outstanding Community ServiceJeb Bush and Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem2005
Attorney of the YearState Attorney's Office2004
Trial Team AwardState Attorney's Office2004
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCavanaugh, Kirby & Cavanaugh, PA2011 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyOffice Of The State Attorney2003 - 2010
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Collier County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers SectionBoard Member2011 - Present
Collier County Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2010 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v.N/A
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Publication NameTitleDate
Adverse WitnessCharacter Evidence in Civil and Criminal Cases2011
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oklahoma City University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Springfield CollegePsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Springfield Technical Community CollegeCriminal JusticeAS1991
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Naples Police DepartmentDomestic Violence Prosecution2010
Florida Gulf Coast UniversityEthics in Prosecution2010
Spring Training for ProsecutorsEthics of Closing Argument and Pretrial Publicity2009
Shelter for Abused Women and ChildrenDomestic Violence Prosecution2009
Victim's Rights WeekVictim's Rights2008
Office of the State Attorney trainingEthics of Closing Argument2008
Justice TeachingLegal Topics2008
Institute for the GiftedTrial Practice2008
Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association Annual ConferenceHot Topics in Ethics, Brady/Giglio and Pretrial Publicity2007
CLE eventEthics of Closing Argument2007
Inter-agency LecturesLegal Topics and Courtroom Testimony2006
in house trainingEthical Considerations for Trial2006
CLE TrainingEthics of Closing Argument2005
Guardian ad Litum TrainingCriminal Court Training2004
Child Protection TeamCase worker training2004