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Hi I'm Dan

I'm a trial attorney. I'm a father. I'm a grandfather. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an experienced trial lawyer who advises clients in every aspect of business litigation. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for more than thirty years, and I love her now more than ever. I have four wonderful children who bless my life in many ways. I enjoy cooking, traveling, reading, action-filled movies, good music, and spending time with my adorable grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, meaning I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it offers me the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As a Mormon, I enjoy all of the principles and ordinances of the original Church established by Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry. I rejoice in the teachings of the Bible. I find in the Book of Mormon an additional witness of Jesus Christ which makes certain my conviction that He is my Redeemer. My church membership also permits me to be taught God’s will today through latter-day apostles and prophets He has called to teach and direct His children. I find great peace in knowing that God is in charge.

How I live my faith

The Mormon Church provides me with opportunities to serve others as the Savior would. Like millions of other Mormons worldwide, I donate my time, talents and resources to help those less fortunate than myself and to strengthen the Lord’s church. I feel the joy of doing the Savior’s work whether I am teaching a gospel class, tending to an elderly neighbor, volunteering at the welfare facility, presiding as bishop over a local congregation or serving as a full-time missionary. When I was younger, the Lord’s parable of the Sheep and the Goats in Matt 25:31-40 motivated me to do good so that I would be judged worthy to be found on the right hand of the Lord. Over the years, however, I have now come to realize that good works are indeed their own reward. Jesus gave no more important direction for our life than “he who will lose his life for my sake, shall find it.” Matt 16:25

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Dan
We get our nickname from a book named The Book of Mormon. It is a scriptural companion to The Holy Bible bearing witness of the divinity of Jesus Christ. The Bible is an account of God’s dealings with the descendants of Judah. Today, we refer to them as the Jewish people. The Book of Mormon records God’s dealings with those of another tribe of Israel – Joseph. In The Book of Mormon, we learn of two families who migrated from Jerusalem to the Western Hemisphere prior to its Babylonian captivity approximately 600 BC and, we are taught about their descendents’ religious and political world. The spiritual climax is the visit of the resurrected Christ to His “other sheep.” See John 10:16. The ancient record was written on thin sheets of precious metal by a prophet named Mormon. It is largely Mormon’s compilation of the writings of others who preceded him. It also contains Mormon’s observations, prophecies, and pleas to us to embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ. The last person to contribute to the record was Mormon’s son, Moroni who buried the metal plates after recording his own message to us. Today, we have The Book of Mormon because Joseph Smith, an uneducated young man from upstate New York, translated Mormon’s plates by the gift and power of God. I have studied the book, meditated upon its message, and asked God in sincere prayer if it is His word. God has answered my prayers, clearly and undeniably. I know it is true. You too can know. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Dan
Yes. “We talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, … that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.” 2 Nephi 2526. I know Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. He is the way, the truth and the life.  Show more Show less