Daniel Woofter is an associate at Goldstein & Russell, P.C., a boutique firm of eight lawyers that specializes in representing clients at all stages before the U.S. Supreme Court. Collectively, the firm’s lawyers have argued 79 cases on the merits and have filed in excess of 150 briefs in the Court. While focused on representing clients in the Supreme Court, the firm also serves as counsel to clients in the federal courts of appeals. In addition to the many cases before the Supreme Court and numerous federal courts of appeals in which he has played a role, Daniel has served as lead counsel in cases before the Fourth and Ninth Circuits, as well as to amici curiae law professors in support of respondent Aimee Stephens in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC (U.S.).
Before joining the firm, Daniel clerked for the Honorable Pamela A. Harris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Honorable Judith E. Levy for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Before that, Daniel practiced law at the Boston office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., where he worked on commercial litigation, as well as civil rights and asylum cases.
Daniel received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. At Georgetown, Daniel had the pleasure of being in the inaugural SCI Judicial Clerkship Practicum, where he learned from the incomparable Dori Bernstein–who became a mentor and, more importantly, dear friend. Prior to law school, Daniel received a Bachelor of Music in Classical Vocal Performance from The Boston Conservatory.