Daniel Woofter helps his clients solve their problems through litigation and negotiation, devising out-of-the-box solutions tailored to their needs, and his accomplishments have earned him recognition as one of the nation’s 40 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40. As a litigator, Daniel has served as lead counsel at every federal and state court level. He has briefed dozens of federal appellate and Supreme Court matters—helping clients ranging from the world’s largest corporations like Google and Qualcomm to pro bono capital defendants—and presented oral arguments before the Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Ninth Circuits, as well as the Michigan Supreme Court and several state and federal trial courts. As a negotiator, Daniel was most recently recruited by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights to be part of the core team pursuing a consent decree with the Minneapolis Police Department in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder.
Aside from practicing law, Daniel teaches at Georgetown University Law Center, instructing J.D. students in connection with the school’s Supreme Court Institute, which moots at least one of the advocates in every case the Court hears each Term. He also chairs the America Bar Association’s Death Penalty Due Process Review Committee.