Daniel M. Hanifin

Daniel M. Hanifin

West Chester, Pennsylvania

My philosophy of the practice of law involves a client centered approach to all legal issues whether family, criminal or civil based matters. In any legal matter, understanding your client's concerns and goals is the critical first step. In addition, knowing your clients is critical to effectively representing them in any legal matter.

I take a very hands on detailed approach in explaining the legal options available to each client at every step of the legal process. A thorough understanding of both the short and long term effects of all decisions in any legal proceeding is absolutely necessary to assist your clients in making informed practical decisions.

In all representations, I endeavor to establish a cooperative teamwork approach with clients. The client is the expert on the factual circumstances of any legal matter. It is my job to explain how the law applies to the facts in any given case.

I have numerous work and life experiences that provide me with a well-rounded, results driven, and practical approach to the practice of law. I am proud to say that many of my clients are people I call friends.

On a personal note, I am an avid fly fisherman, enjoy outdoor activities and sports, coach girl's soccer and love spending time with my wife and two daughters. I am active in the community, my church and have served on numerous boards for various Organizations

I have lived in Southeastern Pennsylvania for more than 25 years and am happy to call the area my home.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey


  • Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
    • B.A.
    • Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Delaware County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Stradley Ronon, Associate, 2004 - 2009
  • Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, Associate, 2009 - 2015


  • Theta Delta Chi