Daniel practices as counsel to Pringle Chivers Sparks Teskey. He manages the Vancouver office and practices criminal law in Alberta and British Columbia. He is an active member of the law societies of both provinces and travels regularly each month between Vancouver and Edmonton to appear in all levels of court in both provinces.
He has broad experience defending clients faced with serious and complex charges, including murder, attempted murder, criminal organization offences, conspiracies, kidnapping, extortion, drug trafficking, firearms offences, and proceeds of crime.
Daniel has also established a reputation for conducting criminal appeals and appears regularly in the Alberta Court of Appeal and the British Columbia Court of Appeal. He has also appeared as lead counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada on multiple occasions, including as an applicant, appellant, respondent and intervener.
Notable cases in which he has acted as counsel include the Surrey Six murder appeal, the United Nations murder and conspiracy prosecution, British Columbia’s 12-year civil forfeiture action against the properties of an alleged outlaw motorcycle club, and the largest money laundering investigation in British Columbia’s history.
Daniel initially pursued a degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Toronto before completing a degree in English Literature at the University of British Columbia in 2003, where he was awarded the Roy Daniells Memorial Prize for the top essay written by a fourth-year student in the English Department. Thereafter, he obtained his law degree from the University of British Columbia in 2006 where he co-authored a publication in the Criminal Reports with Professor Christine Boyle, Q.C.
Some of Daniel’s contributions to the legal community have included authoring papers and presenting at seminars for the Legal Education Society of Alberta and the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, writing chapters for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, and lecturing on Part VI wiretap authorizations to RCMP officers at the Justice Institute of B.C. He has also volunteered with the UBC Innocence Project whose mandate is to investigate and exonerate the wrongfully convicted.
Daniel holds a black belt in Taekwondo and currently trains in Iaido, the art of drawing the Japanese sword.