Daniel H Erskine Attorney and Solicitor
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BACKGOUND

Daniel H. Erskine received his graduate legal training at The George Washington University Law School where he earned an LL.M. (or Master of Laws) in International and Comparative Law. As part of his LL.M. program, he studied International Human Rights and Refugee Law at New College, Oxford University in the summer of 2005. Attorney Erskine’s thesis entitled Reforming Federal Personal Injury Litigation by Incorporation of the Procedural Innovations of Scotland and Ireland: An Analysis and Proposal presented a new method for litigating personal injury cases in United States federal courts. The Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law published Attorney Erskine’s thesis as the Lead Article in the Winter 2007 edition of the Journal. In addition, Attorney Erskine's independent research project focusing on the dispute between the United States and the European Union over European customs rules and regulations was published as the Florida Journal of International Law’s lead article in 2006.

Attorney Erskine completed his undergraduate legal education at Suffolk University Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor degree. After earning a staff position on the Journal of High Technology Law, an honor board, Attorney Erskine was elected as the Content Editor of the Journal for the 2002-2003 publication cycle. Attorney Erskine’s student note entitled Satellite Digital Audio Radio Searching for Novel Theories of Action and his book review entitled A Review of Raymond R. Coletta’s Biotechnology and the Creation of Ethics were selected for publication in the Journal by his peers. Attorney Erskine also earned the Harold Goodwin, Jr. Legal Advocacy Scholarship and Best Advocate Award. During Attorney Erskine's first year of law school, and every subsequent year, he competed nationally as a student attorney on the school’s mock trial teams. Attorney Erskine concluded his third year of law school by winning the school's intrascholastic mock trial competition. Finally, Attorney Erskine completed studies in Public International Law and Comparative Constitutional Law in London, England during the summer of 2001.

Granted advanced standing and advanced placement, Mr. Erskine earned a bachelor’s degree with a double-major in political science and philosophy from Boston College in three years. Mr. Erskine also represented the College as a member of Men's Foil Squad on the school’s Division I Varsity Fencing Team. He received Athletic Director's Awards for Distinguished Academic Achievement as a Varsity Athlete each year of his membership on the Team. Mr. Erskine was also admitted to the Golden Key National Honor Society and the Phi Sigma Tau National Honor Society in Philosophy. Permitted by the College’s faculties of Political Science and Philosophy, Mr. Erskine undertook graduate courses in each department as an undergraduate student. He completed a senior independent research project on the Scottish Parliament, which resulted in a one hundred plus page paper on the Parliament's history and modern day procedural structure. Mr. Erskine later returned to Boston College as a Special Graduate Student in the Philosophy Department.

Immediately upon graduation from law school, Attorney Erskine served as the Compliance Manager for a small business involved in the international and domestic relocation of industrial production facilities as well as individual product lines. After Attorney Erskine was admitted to the practice of law, he assumed the role of outside counsel for the company.

While completing his graduate legal education in Washington, D.C., Attorney Erskine was selected for a judicial clerkship at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. His clerkship focused on the area of Child Abuse and Neglect in the Family Court Branch of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

After completing his clerkship and graduate legal studies in Washington, D.C., Attorney Erskine entered into the private practice of law in New York State. In 2007, to better serve clients, Attorney Erskine established an office in Connecticut. He currently practices law in both New York, from his office in Mount Vernon, and in Connecticut out of his New Haven office.

Attorney Erskine delivered papers at both international and domestic academic conferences. His law review articles on various subjects addressing domestic, comparative, and international law were published by nationally known academic journals. His opinion pieces appeared in The National Law Journal, an award winning weekly newspaper of the legal profession.

Attorney Erskine also appeared on national television as a commentator in his role as an international attorney.

From 2007 to 2009, Attorney Erskine served as an appellate attorney who litigated appeals in child abuse and neglect proceedings for indigent clients by appointment from the Connecticut Commission on Child Protection.

Attorney Erskine is a member of The Law Society of England & Wales. He is a lawyer who advises on legal matters concerning:
  • business/commercial transactions;
  • commercial law;
  • employment law;
  • contract law;
  • corporate & limited liability company (LLC) formation;
  • civil litigation
  • regulatory compliance;
  • tort litigation;
  • software transactions;
  • intellectual property licensing (copyright & trademark);
  • and international commercial & tort law.

Attorney Erskine is an attorney licensed in New York and Connecticut as well as a solicitor in England and Wales with offices in Mount Vernon, New York, Westchester County & New Haven, Connecticut, New Haven County.



SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Education

The George Washington University Law School

LL.M. in International & Comparative Law, 2006

  • Visiting Graduate Law Student, Georgetown University Law Center
  • International Human Rights Studies, Oxford University
Suffolk University Law School

J.D., 2003

  • Content Editor, Journal of High Technology Law
  • Harold B. Goodwin, Jr. Legal Advocacy Scholarship and Best Trial Advocate Award
  • Public International Law Studies, University of Notre Dame Law School
Boston College

B.A. in Political Science & Philosophy, 2000 Special Graduate Student Philosophy Department, Fall 2001

  • Granted Advanced Standing and Advanced Placement
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, PHI SIGMA TAU (philosophy honor society), Athletic Director's Awards for Distinguished Academic Achievement as a Varsity Athlete (Men’s Foil Squad, Division 1 Fencing)


Professional Experience

Private Practice
Mount Vernon, New York City, White Plains, NY, Stamford & New Haven, CT
Attorney and Solicitor, 2005-Present

Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Judicial Law Clerk, 2004-2005

Commercial Plant Relocators, Inc.
Anderson, SC
Counsel, 2003-2004
Shareholder, 2003-2008

Rhode Island Attorney General's Department
Providence, RI
Rule 9 Student Attorney, Summer 2002


Bar Membership

New York & Connecticut

Solicitor of England & Wales
SRA Number 482811

Professional Associations

Irish Society of Comparative Law
Law Society of England & Wales

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