If you read the 1978 Wildwood High School yearbook, you will find that my aspiration was to become a lawyer. That goal shaped all of my future business and professional endeavors.
Four years later, in 1982, I earned a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Sociology-Criminal Justice, at Monmouth College, which is now Monmouth University. While attending to my college studies, I also honed leadership skills as a two-term President of a service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, and served as Secretary General to the Model United Nations. I then obtained a Juris Doctorate from Delaware Law School, now known as Widener University School of Law, in 1985. After that, I achieved partnerships with the former firms of Moss, Powers and Postemock (1987-1996), and Cureton, Caplan and Clark (1997-1998), before establishing the Law Offices of Daniel Posternock in 1998. Four years later, the firm of Barron & Posternock, LLP was formed. In June 2011, that firm merged with McDowell Riga, P.C. became known as McDowell Posternock Law, P.C. In September 2014, the firm merged with Apell & Detrick to be collectively known as McDowell Posternock Apell & Detrick, P.C.
I am honored to continue the tradition of excellence established by my valued mentors, including the Honorable E. Stephenson Fluharty and current Federal Judge Robert B. Kugler. I am admitted to the bars of the State of New Jersey and US District Court for the District of New Jersey and pride myself in being respected by my colleagues and in the courts where I regularly practice.
My extensive trial and litigation experience includes prosecuting and defending claims arising from real estate transactions, consumer fraud matters and actions brought against school boards under New Jerseys Tort Claims Act. I also regularly handle business disputes, home improvement claims as well as automobile negligence, and premises liability matters. In addition, I continue my more than twenty year history of counseling local business leaders.
As a resourceful advocate with focused resolve, I have come to embrace Alternative Dispute Resolve methods. I was certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to mediate pending disputes more than a decade ago, and continue to be frequently chosen by my peers and the Court to arbitrate or mediate litigated matters.
I am a current member of the New Jersey, Camden, and Burlington County Bar Associations and participant in the Burlington County Bars Complimentary Dispute Resolution/Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, and National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM). I have also served on the Supreme Court of New Jerseys District Ethics Committee (District III-B), and remain a member of the Moorestown Township Committee on Ethics, the Burlington County Chamber of Commerce and the Moorestown Business Association, where I serve as the chair and vice-chair, respectively, of the Scholarship and Ethics Committees.
I firmly support volunteerism, a family tradition instilled in me by my parents. For over 13 years, I was a member and/or chairman of the Juvenile Conference Committee of Moorestown and Medford, a diversionary program for first-time juvenile offenders. I have been a member of the Risk Management Committee of the YMCA, as well as a former Trustee, coach and sponsor for the Moorestown Youth Baseball Federation and Moorestown Youth Softball Association. I have also coached local recreation teams in boys and girls basketball and co-ed flag football.
Originally from Cape May County, I live in Moorestown, Burlington County with my wife, Allison. We have two children, a son, Joshua, and a daughter, Mia.