Daniel M. Keane is a Shareholder at Clemons Richter & Reiss, P.C. Dan’s main areas of practice include family law, dependency, criminal defense, civil litigation and Orphan’s Court litigation. He is a member of the Bucks County Children & Youth Attorney Conflict List representing parents in dependency and termination of parental rights matters, and is currently serving as a conflict attorney for the Office of Guardian Ad Litem in which he is appointed by the court to represent children in dependency proceedings. In addition, Dan is a member of the Bucks County Orphan’s Court Attorney Appointment List in which he receives court appointments to represent parties in guardianship and termination of parental rights litigation matters.
Dan’s family law practice includes representing clients in all domestic matters such as divorce, child and spousal support and child custody. He regularly drafts and negotiates important domestic contracts such as property settlement agreements and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.
Dan’s civil litigation practice includes contract disputes and collections matters. He works closely with our homeowner and condominium association clients to enforce their rights and, when necessary, litigate the collection of outstanding fees and dues.
Dan is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Following law school Dan spent seven years in the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office where he served as an Assistant District Attorney until being promoted to Chief Deputy District Attorney. While in the DA’s Office, Dan prosecuted more than 1000 DUI cases and personally argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Dan was one of only five trial coordinators during his time in the DA’s Office and prosecuted homicide by vehicle and murder cases. He also served as the Chief of Narcotics Prosecutions for several years where he oversaw the prosecution of every drug related crime in Bucks County. Dan draws on these experiences when representing individuals who have been charged with Driving Under the Influence, Drug Possession and Delivery, Simple Assault and Theft.
Dan’s legal experience also includes working with Neighborhood Legal Services, where he gained valuable experience handling landlord/tenant and bankruptcy claims, and the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted preliminary hearings. Immediately prior to joining Clemons, Richter and Reiss, Dan spent four years in private practice where he represented clients in domestic, civil and criminal cases.
Currently Dan is serving his second three year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bucks County Bar Association. He also serves in the Family Law, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation Sections of the bar association. In addition to his work with the bar association, Dan is proud to be a member of the Bucks County American Inn of Court.
Dan is also active in the community. Before joining the Board of Directors of the Bucks County Bar Association, Dan served on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County. Dan also previously served on the Board of Trustees for the Bucks County Bar Foundation.
Dan is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and State of New Jersey and is admitted to practice law before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has appeared in matters before the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia Municipal Court, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, Superior Court of Pennsylvania and United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.