Dan is a highly motivated, intelligent and energetic attorney who appears throughout the Midwest on behalf of his clients.  Dan has chosen Clawson as the home base for his residence and expanding practice because of its tight knit community and central location in metro Detroit.  The Ironwood office and its work are the result of Dan’s familial connections with the Western Upper Peninsula. The two locations truly make it possible for CieslakLaw to represent citizens throughout the state of Michigan.

Rather than focusing on one specific area of the law, Mr. Cieslak began this process by focusing on the citizens of Clawson and the surrounding area, as well as the people in the Western Upper Peninsula. CieslakLaw now has the resources to handle most any legal issue facing an individual, whether it be through direct representation, or by finding the right attorney for the matter.

Mr. Cieslak has had great success in tailoring fee structures to secure strong representation for individuals, who have been charged with crimes, physically injured, wrongfully terminated, or are facing family problems.

Mr. Cieslak is also heavily involved in business litigation, advocating on behalf of partnerships, corporate entities and small business owners to protect their interests in the face of a volatile and changing business environment. Mr. Cieslak’s tact, attention to detail and personal business experience augment his ability to recognize and assert his clients’ positions. Mr. Cieslak has a vast network of business law contacts, and has worked with some of the most powerful attorneys in Michigan on several complex, high-dollar matters.

Dan became a lawyer because he had always been fascinated by the apparent mystery and complexity of the profession.  He now prides himself on his ability to explain legal concepts to his clients in ways that make it easy for them to make informed decisions.

“If you truly know your client, you should be able to analogize the legal landscape for them in a way that makes them able to firmly grasp any given situation.”


Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills, Michigan

Juris Doctor, cum laude
Certificates of Merit: Constitutional Law, Property II
Quarterfinalist, Moot Court 1L Competition
Semi-Finalist, Intra-school Moot Court Competition
Outstanding Senate Service Award Recipient: Student Bar Association
Honor Roll & Dean’s List Throughout
2011 Leadership Achievement Award Recipient
President – Student Bar Association, 2010
Inns of Court, Oakland County Bar Association, 2011
Law Review Board – Publicity Editor
National Mock Trial Team Liaison, Mock Trial Executive Board
State Appellate Defenders Office Project, Detroit, MI
Cooley Auburn Hills Criminal Law Society, member, nominated to Presidency
Litigation Competitions: (1) Moot Court First Year; (2) Mock Trial First Year; (3) Intra-School Moot Court
Justice – Moot Court & Mock Trial Competitions 2009-2011
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
B.A., cum laude 3.74, Political Science/Public Policy
Invited into U.S. Foreign Policy Law course offered through Wayne State Law School
Honor Roll

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