Daniel P. Dalton, ’90

October 20, 2011 

Daniel P. Dalton is a founding member of Dalton & Tomich, PLC.  He represents religious entities, businesses, and individuals in land use disputes throughout the United States.  He has successfully obtained the use of land, money damages, or both in every case he has litigated under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) and the First Amendment Free Exercise Clause.  Mr. Dalton received his bachelor of arts degree from Western Michigan University and his law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.  Upon graduation, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Chief Justice Dorothy Comstock Riley of the Michigan Supreme Court.  He has been named one of the top 25 lawyers in the State of Michigan in 2010, a “Super Lawyer” as corporate counsel and in land use and zoning continuously since 2008, and a top lawyer in dBusiness Magazine.  He currently serves on several boards and committees, including the ABA State and Local Government Law Section, Land Use Committee, Leadership Detroit Board of Trustees, and the MORE program.  He is a life member of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the American Planning Association and the Michigan Planning Society.