DANIEL E. DURCHSLAG is a CDQ partner. Daniel first joined CDQ in 1998 and has practiced law in Arizona for over 25 years. During his time at the firm, Daniel has successfully guided CDQ clients through virtually every type of business dispute, including real estate litigation, business torts, intellectual property and employment matters, and fiduciary breaches. In addition, from 1999 until 2003, Daniel served as in-house counsel for an international nutritional company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, including devoting more than two years as the company’s General Counsel. Daniel prides himself on bringing a business-minded perspective to the world of high-stakes civil litigation.
Daniel also devotes time to the profession and community, including serving as a judge and grader for the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition for nearly a decade, teaching at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Arizona Deposition Skills Program, serving in multiple volunteer roles for Vanderbilt Alumni groups, and coaching youth sports. Daniel is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, and a member of the Trial Law Institute and Diversity Law Institute.
Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
Named to the Super Lawyers® list, 2017-2022
Selected to the Super Lawyers® list of the Top Fifty attorneys in Arizona, 2020
Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
Sustaining Member of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Arizona State University
J.D. cum laude, 1996
B.A., Political Science and English, 1993
United States District Court, District of Arizona
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
American Bar Association
National Appellate Advocacy Competition Regional Brief Judge, 2013-2015
ABA Judicial Internship Opportunity Program Panelist, 2008-2013
ABA Pretrial Practice and Discovery Subcommittee, Newsletter Assistant Editor, 2008-2010
Volunteer Lawyers’ Program, Volunteer Lawyer of the Month
Disapproval Grows Against EPA, Young Advocates Committee Newsletter, Spring 2012
Tips for the Persuasive Researcher, Pre-Trial Practice and Discovery Newsletter, Summer 2011.
Dan works with the Vanderbilt University Alumni Corps Program in a variety of volunteer activities. Dan has been selected as the Volunteer of the Month for the Maricopa County Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Program. Dan assists with the JIOP program by vetting and interviewing candidates for internships. He served as a Regional Brief Judge for the National Appellate Advocacy Competition, and assisted with the newsletter for the ABA Pretrial Practice and Discovery Subcommittee. Dan also coaches youth basketball.