Daniel P. Dalton

Daniel P. Dalton: Attorney with Dalton & Tomich plc
  • Owner/Partner at Dalton & Tomich plc
  • 719 Griswold Street, Suite 270, Detroit, MI 48226-3316
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Daniel P. Dalton, named one of twenty-five Michigan Attorneys as a Leaders in the Law in 2010, a Super Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning since 2008 and a Detroit Business Magazine top lawyer concentrates his practice in representing businesses and religious organizations in land use and zoning disputes. Mr. Dalton wrote the book on Litigating Religious Land Use Cases and frequently litigates, lectures and writes on issues related to land use and zoning matters throughout the United States. Mr. Dalton received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University and his law degree from the University of Detroit, School of Law. Mr. Dalton clerked for the honorable Chief Justice Dorothy Comstock Riley of the Michigan Supreme Court and is a founding member at Dalton & Tomich PLC. Twice elected to the City of Plymouth City Commission, Mr. Dalton actively serves on several boards and committees including the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Dean’s Advisory Board, the Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb County and Cabrini Clinic. He is a life member and fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the American Planning Association and the Michigan Planning Society.

American Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • Banking Law
  • Business Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
877-630-3547  Phone
313-859-6000  Phone
248-229-2329  Cell Phone
313-859-8888  Fax
University Attended:
Western Michigan University, B.S., Honors Graduate, thesis; The Freedom of Assembly, 1986
Law School Attended:
University of Detroit Mercy, J.D., Aline Felton-Berkley Scholar, 1989-1990;o American Jurisprudence Book Awards, Sales 1989, Constitutional Law, 1990; London Law International Law Programme, 1990
Year of First Admission:
2013, US District Court, Middle District of Florida (Pro Hac Vice); 2008, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; 2010, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; 2013, US District Court, Southern District of Mississippi (Pro Hac Vice); 2015, US District Court, New Jersey, Newark Division; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 2008, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 2009, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2015, US District Court, Northern District of West Virginia; 2011, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (Pro Hac Vice); 2016, US District Court, Northern Division of California, San Francisco; 1990, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 2008, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2014, US District Court, Northern District of Indiana; 2015, US District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; 1990, Michigan; 2015, US District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; 2015, US Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; 1995, U.S. Supreme Court
American Bar Association (State and Local Law, Council; Vice Chair, Land Use Committee; Religious Land Use Committee Chair);State Bar of Michigan, Real Property section.
Birth Information:
Dearborn, Michigan, May 21, 1965
Reported Cases:
Summit Church v. Randolph County Development Agency (WV); Hope Rising Community Church v. Penn Hills, (PA.); North Jersey Vineyard Church v. South Hackensack, (NJ).; Church of Our Savior v. Jacksonville Beach,(FL); Planet Aid v. City of St. Johns, Michigan (MI); Michigan; St. Vincent DePaul v. A.T.R.S (MI); Lighthouse Rescue Mission v. City of Hattiesburg (MS); Academy of Our Lady of Peace v. San Diego, California (CA); Salvation Temple Church v. City of Hazel Park (MI); Paeth v. Worth Township, Michigan (MI); ACMEC v. West Pikeland, Pennsylvania (PA); House Where Jesus Shines v. Bellmead, Texas, TX); Lighthouse Church of God v. Southfield, Michigan (MI); Carlinville Southern Baptist Church v. City of Carlinville, Illinois (IL); Grace Church of the Roaring Fork Valley v. Pitken County, Colorado (CO); Celebration Church v. City of Muskegon, Michigan (MI)
Hobbies & interests:
Running, swimming and exercise activities
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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