Education: South Dakota State University (B.S. Commercial Economics, with high honors, 1987); the University of South Dakota School of Law (J.D., Thomas Sterling Honor Graduate, 1993)
Admissions: South Dakota (1993); Iowa (1995); Minnesota (1995); United States District Court for the District of South Dakota (1995); United States District Court for the District of Minnesota (1997); United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (1997); United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa (1999); United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (2005)
Areas of Practice: Railroad & Transportation Law; Environmental & Land Use; Construction Law; Business & Commercial Litigation; Intellectual Property; Agriculture Law; Civil Litigation
Memberships: American Bar Association; South Dakota Bar Association; Second Circuit Bar Association; Iowa Bar Association; Minnesota Bar Association; Defense Research Institute; South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association; National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel; Member, Diversity Law Institute; Member, The Trial Law Institute
Community: Splitrock Council of Knights of Columbus; Brandon Valley Booster Club; local church and children’s school activities
Honors: Selected for Inclusion in Great Plains Super Lawyers (2011-present) (Only 5% of Attorneys in South Dakota Selected); Best Lawyers in America (2007-present); Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society; Avvo.com - rated "Superb" with highest marks of 10 out of 10; Avvo Top Attorney in Litigation - 2014-present
Daniel Weinstein is currently licensed as a South Dakota attorney. He joined the Donahoe Law firm as an associate in November of 2018. His practice is focused on complex civil litigation, personal injury matters, will and trust disputes, worker compensation claims, and criminal defense work.
Daniel graduated from The George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He then attended St. Thomas University, School of Law and received his Juris Doctorate. Daniel exceled academically at both of these institutions and was recognized for his outstanding scholastic performance. Specifically, throughout the course of his undergraduate degree, Daniel became a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. And at law school, Daniel was recognized on the Dean’s List for his academic accomplishments and received a “book award,” which is given to the student with the highest class grade.
Daniel is a member of the American Bar Association, the Second Circuit Bar Association and the Young Lawyers section of the South Dakota Bar.