Dan is a seasoned legal professional who has practiced law in Indiana since 1986. As a founding member of Taylor, Chadd, Minnette, Schneider & Clutter, his practice areas are focused on governmental law, corporate law, estate planning, probate, taxation, and litigation. Dan’s additional roles include Attorney for the Town of Avon, Attorney for the Town of Cumberland, Attorney the Montgomery County Commissioners, South Montgomery Community School Corporation, North Putnam Community School Corporation, and the Zionsville Plan Commission. His expertise is further utilized as an advisor to several boards. These boards include the Town Council, Plan Commission, Redevelopment Commission, utilities and other boards and commissions. Dan is a frequent speaker on municipal law, employment law, estate planning and probate matters.
Education & Memberships
Dan received his B.A. from Indiana’s Wabash College in 1983. Following his graduation, Dan entered The Dickinson School of Law, where he was on the National Appellate Moot Court Team; Appellate Moot Court Board; Student Bar Association (President), Delta Theta Phi (President), and a member of the Legal Services Clinic. He received his J.D. in 1986 and has been a member of the Indiana bar since this same year. Other admissions include the U.S. Supreme Court (1995) and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. Dan has been a Mediator since 1995, and Arbitrator since 1999. He is a current member of Indiana Bar Association, American Bar Association, Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association and the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys.
Family & Community Involvement
Dan and his wife, Kelly, have two daughters, Maggie and Lillie. The family is active in New Hope Church in Crawfordsville. His community activities have included the American Legion Baseball as head coach in Crawfordsville for 8 years and youth baseball coach for 16 years. He also has 12 years of experience coaching girls’ softball and is currently the head coach at Southmont High School. Dan’s passion for community involvement is reflective in his various leadership positions including President of Boys & Girls Club, United Way, Leadership Academy, Family Crisis Shelter, and he has served on the Boards of the Indiana Bulls and Vanity Theatre in Crawfordsville. He also volunteers his time for South Montgomery Dollars for Scholars. He is also active in Republican Party politics and has chaired several campaigns at the state and local levels.