Danielle joined ETKS as an associate in January 2016 to pursue a legal career devoted to criminal defense and civil rights litigation. Her criminal defense practice is split between representing clients on appeal who have been convicted of felony offenses, including assault, homicide, rape, and weapons offenses, and defending clients at the trial level accused of low-level felonies, misdemeanors and petty offenses. In addition to managing her own caseload, Danielle has served as co-counsel in a wide range of the firm’s trial level cases, assisting on DWI, arson, burglary, and attempted murder cases, and she has co-authored appeals and post-conviction motions in both state and federal court. Danielle also assists on the bulk of the firm’s civil rights cases.
She graduated summa cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law in May 2015. While in law school, Danielle competed as a member of the National Trial Team, and in her last year worked as a teaching assistant in the Legal Communication and Research Program. She was also a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, Secretary of the Justinian Honorary Law Society, and an editor on the Syracuse Law Review. Her student note was published in the journal’s 65th volume. She is a member of Syracuse Law’s Chapters of the Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers, and is a recipient of the Robert M. Anderson Publication Award and the Robert W. Miller Trial Advocacy Award.
Before joining the team as an associate, Danielle worked as an intern with ETKS since May 2014. Previously, Danielle was a judicial extern, earning course credit, with United States Magistrate Judge David E. Peebles in the Northern District of New York during the 2013-2014 academic year, and as an intern with the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Syracuse, New York, during the summer of 2013.