Daniel Mahfood joined the firm in 2018 after spending three and a half years as a complex commercial litigation associate McGuireWoods LLP. While at McGuireWoods, Daniel handled complex litigation throughout Florida state and federal courts and in numerous other jurisdictions by special appearance. Daniel was also a member of the firm's Appeals & Issues team, working on appellate matters before state supreme courts and federal circuit courts across the country. During his time at McGuireWoods, Daniel was repeatedly named a Legal Elite "Up and Comer" by Florida Trend Magazine and a Florida Super Lawyers "Rising Star."
Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Daniel served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Susan H. Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and for the Honorable Daniel T.K. Hurley of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Daniel has broad subject-matter experience in areas including commercial litigation and real-estate disputes, franchise law, arbitration, consumer protection laws, shareholder litigation, whistleblower and qui tam actions, class actions, trademarks and trade secrets, RICO suits, and civil rights and employment litigation. Daniel's industry experience includes financial services, railroads and transportation, and education.
In addition to handling appeals, Daniel provides strategic trial support, such as drafting dispositive motions and responses, performing discrete legal research, preparing jury instructions, and handling post-trial motions.
Born in Jamaica, Daniel moved to the U.S. at age 9. He earned undergraduate degrees in Neurobiological Sciences and Economics from the University of Florida. Daniel received his juris doctorate with high honors from University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he graduated fourth in his class, served as a Managing Editor of Florida Law Review, and was elected to Order of the Coif.
Daniel enjoys tennis and has been involved in numerous local associations, including the Chester Bedell Inn of Court, the Jacksonville Bar Association, the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Eleventh Circuit Historical Society, and the Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar.