Daniel J. DuChene
Daniel J. DuChene is the newest associate with Barr, Anhut & Associates, P.C., having been admitted to the bar in November, 2013. Before being hired as an associate attorney, Mr. DuChene had worked as a law clerk for the firm for nearly three years. As a law clerk, Mr. DuChene researched and drafted documents and pleadings in all of the diverse areas of law in which the firm practices for the jurisdictions of several county district and circuit courts, the Michigan Court of Appeals, and the federal U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He has also drafted legislation for the firm's municipal clients and performed special investigations for questions relating to employment law.
As an attorney, Mr. DuChene enjoys his work in municipal law, criminal defense and prosecution, family law, contract law and collections, as well as probate law and estate planning. He graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in May, 2013. During law school, Mr. DuChene worked as a student attorney for the Washtenaw County Public Defender's Office, a judicial intern for 14A District Court Judge J. Cedric Simpson, and a legal intern for a medical device manufacturer. He was also a finalist in his school's moot court competition.
Before attending law school, Mr. DuChene was a community journalist and publisher in the Ypsilanti area, having studied political science and journalism at Eastern Michigan University. He was a staff writer for the Ypsilanti Courier before launching a publishing company with his partners. The publishing company operated a news website called the Ypsilanti Citizen and collaborated with other publishers to produce iSpy, a monthly arts and entertainment magazine.