J. Daniel Hull

Heads Litigation, Regulatory and Legislative Group
Voice:  619-239-9400
Fax:  412-261-2627

B.A. Duke University (cum laude)
J.D. University of Cincinnati College of Law (Law Review)

Areas of Specialization
Intellectual Property
International Law
Legislative Affairs
Employment Practices Law
Environmental and Natural Resources Law

Bar Admissions
District of Columbia

A litigator and lobbyist with life-long professional ties to Washington, D.C., Dan Hull practices in the areas of commercial litigation (primarily U.S. federal courts and ADR abroad), environmental law, employment practices law, and legislative affairs.  A cum laude graduate of Duke University (B.A. History), Dan was awarded a grant by Duke's Public Policy Science Institute to work as a legislative assistant in health and environmental policy for Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-Wis) in Washington, D.C. (93rd Congress).  He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he was an editor of the Cincinnati Law Review.

Following law school, Dan worked as a legislative assistant to Representative Bill Gradison (R-Ohio) in Washington, D.C. in the areas of energy and environment (95th, 96th Congresses).  Later, he joined the Washington, D.C. office of Rose, Schmidt, & Dixon as an associate and, eventually, a partner in the firm's litigation and environmental law groups.  Between 1989 and 1992, he split his time between its Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh offices and eventually became the head of the firm's environmental litigation department.  On March 17, 1992, Dan founded the firm now known as Hull McGuire PC for the purpose of focusing on business law, commercial litigation, regulatory matters and legislative affairs.

Dan is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, Maryland, California, and Pennsylvania.  He is admitted to practice before a variety of federal trial and appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.  He regularly publishes articles and editorials and speaks concerning litigation, environmental law, the legal profession, and international practice.  

Dan is available to speak about these and other topics.  

Internationally, since 1997, Dan has participated in, moderated or served as a speaker in conferences of the International Business Law Consortium in England, Wales, Germany, France, Austria, Spain, Canada, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Argentina and the United States.  He is a member of both the International Bar Association and the Congress of Fellows of the Center for International Studies in Salzburg, Austria.  He is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law.

In recent years, Dan has also helped established writers and authors turn their fiction and non-fiction works into feature films by production companies and studios in California and New York.

Born in Washington, D.C., Dan was raised in Michigan, Illinois and Ohio.  He is a graduate of Indian Hill High School, in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was Senior Class President, played tennis and basketball, and was an Eagle Scout.  He lives in San Diego, California.

Locally, in San Diego, between 1998 and 2004, Dan was an active member or officer of the Rancho Bernardo Planning Board, a land use and zoning board chartered by the City and County of San Diego, and serving a community of 45,000.

Dan's personal "blawg" is at www.whataboutclients.com.  What About Clients, a popular blawg with a world-wide audience, is about the art of making clients safe and happy. The blawg puts special emphasis on how corporate boutique firms can court, service and keep Fortune 500 clients. 


I.  Articles:

Review of Cicero on Friendship for Stephanie West Allen's column, Reading Minds, Law Practice Magazine (ABA), March 2008

One of us, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 3, 2008

A Dark Legacy's Impact, WWP Magazine, May/June 2006

The Clean Water Act: Where Have We Been, and Where Are We Going?, WWP Magazine, March/April 2006

Is California Still an At-Will Employment State?,  Hull McGuire PC, February 15, 2006 (with Amy C. Stohon and Thomas C. Welshonce)

Who's Greener -- Democrats or Republicans?, WWP Magazine, January/February 2006

Has the NRDC Gone Hollywood?, WWP Magazine, November/December 2005

The Earth Day Senator, Water and Wastewater Products Magazine, September/October 2005

The Law of Telecom: Identifying and Resolving Telecom Issues in Acquisitions and Transactions, The Pennsylvania Lawyer, September/October 2005, at 30 (with Mark C. Del Bianco)

A Very Short History of Environmental Crime (available in searchable PDF), Water & Wastewater Products Magazine, July/August 2005, at 16

Hitting High Gear: EPA's New "Nonroad" Diesel Rule for Controlling Emissions from Nonroad Diesel Engines is a Major Step Forward in Fighting Air Pollution (available in JPG: pages 1 and 2), Environmental Protection, June 2005, at 42 (with Brian J. Kahle)

"Professionalism" Revisited (available in searchable PDF), Pennsylvania Law Weekly, April 11, 2005; (also available online), San Diego Daily Transcript, April 29, 2005

EPA's new Nonroad Diesel Rule: Controlling emissions from diesel engines (available in searchable PDF), The Lawyer's Journal, March 4, 2005 (with Brian J. Kahle)

Is California Still an At-Will Employment State?, Hull McGuire PC, December 1, 2003 (with A.M. Carlson)

New Global Environmental Management Model Will Generate New Standards of Care (available in PDF: pages 1 and 2), Supplement (Clean Streams: The Course of Environmental Law) to Los Angeles Daily J. and The San Francisco Daily J., July 16, 1998, at 24-25 (under title World Wide Guide)

Environmental Model Generates New US Standards, Intíl Business Law Consortium Newsletter, May 1998

New Global Environmental Management Model Will Generate New Standards of Care, 21 Pa. L. Wkly. 341, March 30, 1998

ISO 14001: New Global Environmental Management Model Will Generate New Standards of Care, Pittsburgh Legal J., March 9, 1998, at 1

Changes to Post-Trial Rules Give Clients Powerful Tool, 19 Pa. L. Wkly. 1471, Nov. 4, 1996 (with J.B. Roberts)

What Federal Judges Can Teach Pennsylvania, 19 Pa. L. Wkly. 1196, Sept. 9, 1996 

Practice Pointers - A Difficult Deposition, 19 Pa. L. Wkly. 1074, Aug. 12, 1996 (with G.W. Schmidt, S.J. Agins)

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Private Cost Recovery Actions Under RCRA (available in PDF: pages 1, 2 and 3), Pittsburgh Legal J., Aug. 12, 1996, at 1 

Can Pennsylvania Learn Anything from Its Federal Judges?, Pittsburgh Legal J., Oct. 27, 1995, at 1 (with A.L. Boyer) 

EPA Rejects Self-Audit Privilege for Corporations in Environmental Litigation (available in PDF: pages 1, 2 and 3), Pittsburgh Legal J., May 2, 1995, at 1 

Professionalism Revisited: The Clientís Viewpoint (available in PDF: pages 1 and 2), Pittsburgh Legal J., Sept. 28, 1994, at 1

Administrationís Promises to Promote Natural Gas Development Fall Short (available in PDF: pages 1, 2 and 3), Pittsburgh Legal J., Aug. 10, 1994, at 1

Federal Air Emissions Regulations Ill-Conceived?, Pittsburgh Business Times, October 14, 1991

Federal Appeals Court Ruling Delays Cogeneration Plans with Electric Utilities, The Oil Daily, May 25, 1982, at 4 (with W.F. Cockrell) 

II.  Casenotes:  

Involvement in prior litigation does not make a plaintiff in a libel action a public figure for purposes of the New York Times actual malice test - Time, Inc. v. Firestone, 424 U.S. 448 (1975) 45 U. Cin. L. Rev. (1976) 

Proof that official action has racially discriminatory intent, not impact, is required to establish a violation of the equal protection clause of the fourteenth amendment - Village of Arlington Heights v. Metropolitan Housing Development Corp., 429 U.S. 252 (1977) 46 U. Cin. L. Rev. 611 (1977)

Note, Challenge to At large Election Schemes: City Government on Trial, 47 U. Cin. L. Rev. 64 (1978)  



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