J.D., New York University, 2006
B.A., University of Massachusetts, 2003
Daniel A. McGuinness is a 2006 graduate of the New York University School of Law. His practice focuses on criminal defense and public interest representation. Mr. McGuinness was second-trial chair for the case of United States v. Thomas Gioeli (NOT GUILTY of six murders). In that case, he oversaw a team of lawyers reviewing over twenty years of government evidence, including hundreds of hours of eavesdropping recordings. Mr. McGuinness also cross-examined civilian and law enforcement witnesses. He is an excellent legal writer who constantly seeks to develop new theories and approaches to the law. For example, Mr. McGuinness convinced the Gioeli Court to admit evidence that a federal informant had sexual contact with the two women after the informant had murdered their boyfriends. The press reported the testimony as going "from whack to sack." His public interest representation includes acting as an attorney for the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA), a public/private partnership raising money to maintain and improve over 100 parks in North Brooklyn. Mr. McGuinness also works with OSA to produce the annual Williamsburg Waterfront Music Festival (20 outdoor summer concerts in a 7,500 person venue). Mr. McGuinness worked as a supervising attorney overseeing teams of lawyers reviewing documents in connection with the landmark Vioxx and Vytorin litigations. He also served as a pro bono legal counsel at the School Crimes Bureau in the King's County District Attorneys Office where he prosecuted crimes for theft, assault, and weapons possession.
New York State Courts
United States Courts for the Southern District of New York
United States Court for the Eastern District of New York
Second Circuit Court of Appeals