Dan Brees



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Dan focuses his legal practice in the areas of business and commercial litigation. He earned his law degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Prior to law school, Dan gained valuable experience working in public accounting where he acquired a unique understanding of multiple business sectors. He spent two years as a Certified Public Accountant analyzing Fortune 500 companies’ financial statements.

Utilizing his accounting experience, Dan has successfully represented a variety of clients through various legal problems, including representing wrongfully-terminated sales representatives, defending and prosecuting breaches of contract, and defending against civil conspiracy, tortious interference with a contract, and negligence claims. Dan has also been counsel to special litigation committees, which conduct investigations of shareholder derivative claims. Before joining Gaskins Bennett Birrell, Dan clerked for the Honorable Christian S. Wilton.


J.D., University of St. Thomas School of Law, cum laude
B.A., University of St. Thomas, magna cum laude
Majors: Accounting and Financial Management