Daniel D. Hargreaves
Mitko Law Offices is pleased to announce that Daniel D. Hargreaves, Esquire, has joined its practices.
After graduating from Pinkerton Academy in New Hampshire in 1996, Dan accepted a scholarship to attend Temple University in Philadelphia. He was heavily involved with the university’s Honors Program, and served as President of the Honors Student Council through his junior and senior years. He graduated summa cum laude in 2000, and was the first recipient of the university’s Raymond C. Whittaker Leadership Award, which recognizes outstanding student leadership.
Dan accepted another scholarship from Temple University in the summer of 2000, this time to attend the university’s James E. Beasley School of Law. While in law school, he received recognition for distinguished performance in criminal law and trial advocacy, and was selected as a staff editor for the Temple University International and Comparative Law Journal. Dan also received training from a clinical with the United States Attorney’s office of the Eastern District. He received his Juris Doctor in May of 2003, and passed the Pennsylvania bar exam a few months later.
After a few years of practicing solo in downtown Philadelphia, Dan moved to Western Pennsylvania in early 2007, and began focusing his practice on family law. He has handled divorce, support, child custody, and protection from abuse matters throughout the Pittsburgh area while in private practice. Dan also received Basic and Advanced Training in Collaborative Practice, an alternative method for families to resolve their differences with legal counsel, but outside of a courtroom.
In 2011, Dan accepted a position with Neighborhood Legal Services Association, the region’s legal aid provider, as a staff attorney for its Butler County office. In late 2013, Dan’s duties as a Neighborhood Legal staff attorney took him to Beaver County, where he remained until joining Mitko Law Offices.
During his time with the Beaver County office of Neighborhood Legal, Dan was responsible for representing a majority of the petitioners who filed protection from abuse actions within the county, working closely with local attorneys and the county’s judges each week in the process. While with Neighborhood Legal, Dan also represented clients in custody matters, taking several to trial, as well as unemployment compensation matters, with a successful bid in having a decision from the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review overturned by the Commonwealth Court.
Dan and his wife have resided in Beaver County for eight years, with their dogs. He enjoys running, playing basketball, and hiking in his spare time.