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About Me

Ottawa, Kansas, probate, estate planning, real estate and commercial lawyer   

  Dan is active in probate, business and commercial law, litigating civil matters, estate and business planning, real estate, and contract matters. He has experience representing business clients ranging from banks to farms and dairies, and from cities to telephone companies and commercial toy and novelty distributors. Before joining Green & Finch, Dan managed his solo practice for a time, after being a partner at Anderson & Byrd.

  He completed his law degree in 1999 at the University of Kansas. While in law school he served as an intern for the Paul E. Wilson Defender Project. Dan was also a staff member for the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy which published his article on security interests in farm products. Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y, Winter, 1999, at 342.

  He serves as a member of the board of a private college and a local non-profit organization. Dan is licensed to practice in all courts in Kansas, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.


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Practice Areas


  1. Probate: 25%
    16 years
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    13 years
  3. Business: 25%
    16 years
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
    16 years
  5. Real Estate: 10%
    16 years



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • John A. Boyd

    Dan is a tireless advocate for all of his clients in business litigation, contracts, and estate planning. I would highly recommend him to any small business owner or person in need of an attorney for estate planning.


    John Boyd Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Mark A. Grover

    Dan is an excellent attorney. I've worked with Dan on several cases and he's always been very knowledgeable and professional in our dealings. If you're looking for a lawyer you can trust, Dan is lawyer for you.


    Mark Grover DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Finch, Covington & Boyd, Chtd.

101 West Second St.
Ottawa, KS, 66067-2212


KSAuthorized to practice law199909/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerGreen, Finch & Covington, Chtd.2010 - Present
OwnerCovington Law, LLC2009 - 2010
PartnerAnderson & Byrd, LLP1999 - 2009
AdministrativeUS Navy1992 - 1996
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kansas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Franklin County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Ireland v. Dodson - Plaintiff - Fed jury trialcollected over $500,000 for my clients
RWD No 3 v. Miller Paving & Construction, LLCwon in state court and on appeal
Duffy v. Casadywon contract case on appeal
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Publication NameTitleDate
online blogKansas Business Attorney2009
selfMERS: another door slammed2008
Kansas Business AttorneyMetadata: is it in your attorney's vocabulary2008
Kansas Journal of Law and Public PolicySecurity Interests in Farm Products: the vulnerable lien1999
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Fort Hays State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA1991