Attorney Bio

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7 State Street, Charleston, SC 29401
     bart@bartdaniel.com  843.722.2000
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Highlights

  • WASHINGTON November 3, 2014 — U.S. News & World Report [2] and Best Lawyers [3], for the fifth consecutive year, announce the 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings.
  • Nominated to be United States Attorney for South Carolina by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate serving from 1989-1992
  • Served as Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting fraud, tax, securities and customs violations (1982-1985)
  • Served as Assistant State Attorney General, assigned to its Economic Crime Unit, prosecuting white collar cases in state courts (1980-1982)
  • Prosecuted the first federal criminal environmental case to go to trial in South Carolina
  • Defended the first federal criminal health care case to go to trial in South Carolina
  • Presented the United States Attorney's Flag Award by U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburg (highest award given to any United States Attorney)
  • Appointed Special Counsel to the Governor, conducting an internal investigation into allegations of public corruption in state government
  • Lead Counsel for the South Carolina House of Representatives before a Three-Judge Federal Panel in the trial involving reapportionment and the drawing of district lines
  • Appointed Special Counsel by the South Carolina Securities Commissioner to handle a complex security fraud matter with national implications
  • Served as President of the Charleston County Bar in 1994-1995
  • Currently serves as President of NAFUSA
  • Served as Treasurer of the National Association of Former United States Attorneys
  • United States Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, member and Past Chairman
  • Obtained numerous "Not Guilty" verdicts in State and Federal Courts.
  • Selected for South Carolina Super Lawyers 2008, 2009, 2010
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Co-author of numerous publications involving white collar issues and federal investigations
  • Selected for Best Lawyers in America and SuperLawyers since its inception.
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of: Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar and Government Relations Practice.
  • Received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”
  • Recently named in the publication 'Best Lawyers 2015' in Charleston, SC Criminal Defense: White-Collar "Lawyer of the Year".

Profile

Bart Daniel Attorney at Law

Bart Daniel was nominated by President Bush to serve as United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina and confirmed by the United States Senate in 1989. He served until 1992 having been awarded numerous national honors for his service.

Bart graduated from law school in 1980, and began serving as an Assistant State Attorney General assigned to its Economic Crime Unit. He prosecuted financial crimes, tax fraud and other white collar cases in State Court for two years. For the next four years, Bart served as an Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting fraud, securities, tax, and customs violations.

In 1985, Bart entered private practice where he concentrated on white collar criminal defense and selected civil litigation. In March 1991, Bart was presented the United States Attorney's Flag Award, the highest award given to any United States Attorney, for his outstanding achievements in the prosecution of Operation Lost Trust, the largest legislative public corruption case in our nation's history.

Bart returned to private practice in 1992. Since that time, he has been active in white collar, health care, environmental, securities and business litigation. He has successfully defended numerous white collar prosecutions including health care fraud, environmental crimes, customs, and securities violations. Bart has obtained numerous not guilty verdicts in federal and state white collar criminal trials.

Bart Daniel Attorney at Law

Bart prosecuted the state's first criminal environmental case and has been active in the prosecution and defense of such cases on both the federal and state levels. He has spoken before the American Bar Association, as well as at numerous conferences and seminars on white collar, health care, securities and environmental crimes.

Bart has served as Special Counsel to the Governor, conducting an internal investigation into allegations of public corruption and influence peddling in state government. He also served as Lead Counsel for the South Carolina House of Representatives before a Three-Judge Federal Panel in the trial involving reapportionment and the drawing of district lines. Bart also was appointed Special Counsel by the South Carolina Secretary of State to handle a complex security fraud matter with national implications.

Bart has both prosecuted and defended False Claim Act or "whistleblower" actions in the U.S. District Court.

Bart has been selected each year for South Carolina Super Lawyers and is an AV Peer Review Rated lawyer by Martindale Hubbell.

Bart currently serves as President of the National Association of Former United States Attorneys.