Daniel grew up in Hardin County, Kentucky. He graduated from John Hardin High School in 2004. He attended undergrad at the University of Louisville. While there, he was a member of the football team and a McConnell Scholar.
After undergrad, Daniel stayed at UofL and attended the Brandeis School of Law. During his three years there he was a member of its law review and president of the Student Bar Association. At the conclusion of his third year, Daniel was selected as the law school’s most outstanding student. He was also chosen by the university to give one of the student commencement speeches at the May 2011 graduation.
Daniel passed the Kentucky Bar exam in 2011 and has been licensed since October of that year.
His professional career has consisted of serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Gregory Van Tatenhove, a United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky; private practice at Stites & Harbison in Louisville, Kentucky; service as Mitch McConnell’s legal counsel in Washington, D.C.; and a return to private practice at Frost Brown Todd in Louisville, where he’s been since June 2017.