Daniel J. Kavanaugh - Attorney at Law

301 East Pine Street
Suite 1400
Post Office Box 3068 (32802-3068)
Orlando, Florida 32801

P 407-843-8880
F 407-244-5690

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Biography

Practice Areas

Danny is an associate in GrayRobinson’s Orlando law firm office in the litigation practice group. Prior to joining the firm, he was a legal intern at an Am Law 100 law firm in New York City and a summer associate at GrayRobinson. While in law school, Danny became a mock trial competition champion at both the state and national levels and served as President of the Student Bar Association.

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Background

Danny was born in Daytona Beach, Florida, and has been a lifelong resident of Central Florida. He attended St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School and Lyman High School. Before deciding to pursue a career in the field of law, Danny served three years in the United States Army on Active Duty and another 11 years in the Florida Army National Guard. He was deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom as an Infantry Team Leader and Operation Enduring Freedom/New Dawn as a Platoon Sergeant. He received multiple military honors before being honorably discharged in 2012. Before attending law school, Danny also served as a police officer and SWAT team member for the City of Titusville Police Department and a Deputy First Class for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. 

Education
  • Columbia College, B.A. (2013)
    • Dean’s List
    • Student Veteran’s Organization
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D. (2016)
    • Law Honors Scholarship
    • Honor Roll
    • President, Student Bar Association, 2015-2016
    • Special Officer, Student Bar Association, 2014-2015
    • 1st Place, 1L Opening Statement Competition, 2013
    • 1L Rising Star Award
    • 1st Place, Florida Justice Association Trial Team Competition, 2014
    • Top Advocate, Semi-Final Rounds, National Ethics Trial Competition, 2015
    • 1st Place, National Ethics Trial Competition, 2016
    • Top Advocate Final Rounds, National Ethics Trial Competition, 2016
    • Victor O. Wehle, Trial Advocacy Award
    • 1st Place, Florida Bar Law Student Professionalism Contest, 2015, 2016
    • Book Award - Trial Advocacy
    • Student Bar Association Executive Excellence Award
    • Stetson Law Dean’s Award
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
    • Orange County Bar Association Foundation Board of Directors, June 2017 - present
Civic
  • Brothers For Adversity, Inc., 2014-2016
    • Secretary
    • Board of Directors
  • 6th Judicial Circuit, Florida, Teen Court Judge, 2014
  • Street Law Program, Course Facilitator, 2015
Military Service

United States Army (National Guard)

  • Deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom as a light infantry team leader, assigned to 5th Special Forces Group to conduct QRF and downed pilot recovery, 2003
  • Assigned as squad leader in reconnaissance/sniper section responsible for leading a small unit in the conducting of covert surveillance and critical intelligence gathering, 2004-2010
  • Operation Enduring Freedom/New Dawn, assigned as a Platoon Sergeant for convoy security mission oversight, 2010


Danny is a Distinguished Honor Graduate of the U.S. Army Warrior Leader Course and a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.

Additional Training

United States Army

  • Infantry School
  • Senior Leader Course
  • Advanced Leader Course
  • Software Analyst, U.S. Army Computer Science School


Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Advanced Training

  • Interviews and Interrogations
  • Narcotics Investigation
  • Basic SWAT Operator, Florida SWAT Association
  • Advanced Hostage Rescue, Singleton International
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Ingenuity in Action.TM

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