Daniel Hartpence was born and raised in Fayetteville, Georgia. As the son of a chiropractor and teacher, he was instilled with the drive and motivation necessary to succeed and excel. He went to Starr's Mill High School, then on to Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. At Eckerd, Daniel played baseball and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Classic History.
While attending college at Eckerd, Daniel fell in love with the Tampa Bay Area and decided to attend Law School at Stetson University College of Law. While there, he was a member of several organizations, including the Board of Governors for the Young Lawyers Division - Student Division, and was awarded multiple scholarships and honors for his work at Stetson. After his first year of law school, Daniel attended the Intellectual Property Summer Institute at Franklin Pierce Law School (now University of New Hampshire), where he underwent intensive Intellectual Property studies. After his second year of law school, Daniel was selected as a law clerk for Brannock & Humphries in Tampa. At Brannock & Humphries, he learned how complex and important appellate work is, and how to effectively write briefs and research appellate issues. During his final year at Stetson, he served as a Certified Legal Intern with the State Attorney's Office for the 13th Judicial Circuit, in Hillsborough County.
After graduation, Daniel accepted a position with the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office. As an Assistant State Attorney, Daniel tried over 100 cases ranging from 1st-degree felonies, punishable by life, to 2nd-degree misdemeanors. He served in county, traffic, juvenile, and felony courts. Daniel has written multiple appeals and successfully argued numerous motions. The experience Daniel gained at the State Attorney's Office allows him to understand the prosecution's intentions and has molded him into a skilled trial attorney.
After his time at the State Attorney's Office, Daniel accepted a position at Clark Law, where he is now fully committed to the firm's belief in serving their clients to the best their ability. It is Daniel's, and the firm's, belief that clients be kept informed every step of the way throughout the stressful situation of a criminal or civil case. Ensuring the client's interests is always the top priority.
- J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 2012
- B.S., Eckerd College, 2008 Biochemistry
- Minor, Eckerd College, 2008 Classic History
- Jewish Law Student Association (President, 2010-2012)
- Eckerd College Baseball (2004-2008)
- Board of Governors for the Young Lawyers Division