Daniel G. Foote, born in 1969 in Rockford, Illinois, has practiced law for over twenty-five years. A National Merit Scholar, he completed undergraduate work with the Honors Division at Indiana
University, earning a B.A. in Political Science, a Certificate in Latin American Studies, and a minor in Spanish. He graduated as a member of the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society. In 1993, Dan
enrolled as a part-time evening student at the Indiana University School of Law, earning his J.D. and passing the Indiana bar examination in 1997.
In 1997, Dan began his legal career at the Indianapolis firm of Locke Reynolds, LLP, where he focused his practice on worker’s compensation and occupational disease cases, civil litigation, and appeals.
In 2005, Governor Mitch Daniels appointed Dan to the Worker’s Compensation Board of Indiana, where he serves as an Administrative Law Judge. He hears work injury and occupational disease cases in the northeastern region of Indiana and, with his fellow Board members, hears administrative appeals.
Since his appointment to the Board in 2005, Dan has maintained a private practice devoted to
civil litigation, appellate matters, and alternative dispute resolution. He has tried numerous
civil cases, appeared in over fifty appellate matters, and argued before the Indiana Court of
Appeals and the Indiana Supreme Court.
In 2016, Dan completed mediation training and became a Registered Civil Mediator. He enjoys public speaking and is a frequent lecturer on Indiana law. In 2020 and 2021, Dan presented a series of training courses to newly-hired Administrative Law Judges. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the I.U. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, where he teaches Federal Administrative Law.
Over the years, Dan has served in a wide variety of civic roles. He was accredited as an observer of transitional elections in Nicaragua (1990) and El Salvador (1994). In the late 1990s, Dan produced and hosted a weekly public radio program dedicated to international music. From 2012 and 2018, Dan used his Spanish skills as a volunteer with Operation Walk Midwest, a not-for-profit group of orthopedic surgeons providing joint replacement surgeries to patients in Nicaragua and Guatemala. Dan is also a member of the Indiana Council on World Affairs.