Daniel W. Kunz, J.D.

Adjunct Professor, Clinical Legal Education

Office: Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education 305

E-Mail Address: Kunz575@duq.edu

Education: J.D., Duquesne University School of Law
M.B.A., Duquesne University Donahue Graduate School of Business
B.S., Administration, Saint Vincent College

Daniel W. Kunz, is a practicing attorney and adjunct professor at Duquesne University School of Law, where he has been teaching since 2003.  Currently, Kunz supervises the award-winning Veterans Clinic, named among the Top 15 innovative clinics in the country by PreLaw magazine, and supports the Urban Development Practicum's work in the region. 

Kunz sits on several boards and committees across Western Pennsylvania including serving the Foundation of Hope as immediate past president, as well as chairing the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Sports Law Committee. He is a mental health first aid trainer and is a frequent guest lecturer and public speaker appearing on local television and radio stations discussing issues involving veterans, athletes, mental health, and substance abuse. Among his previous roles, Kunz was a certified contract advisor for the National Football Players Association, 2010-2016.

In 2018, Duquesne Law's Public Interest Law Association named Kunz as the recipient of the Public Interest Law Alumni Award. The Student Bar Association honored him as the Adjunct Faculty Award recipient in 2017. Saint Vincent College, his undergraduate alma mater, named him the Young Alumni of Distinction awardee in 2013.

Kunz holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Duquesne University’s John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business and a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law.

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Public Interest Law Alumni Award, Public Interest Law Association, Duquesne Law, 2018

Adjunct Award, Student Bar Association, Duquesne Law, 2017

Young Alumni of Distinction Award, Saint Vincent College, 2013

Friday, November 10, 2017

Duquesne Law Alumni Association announced new support fo Read More »

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania awarded the 2017 Community Partner Award Read More »

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society hosted a sports law panel discussion on Tues., March 14, Read More »

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Strained relations between NFL owners, players

Daniel Kunz, Strained Relations Between NFL Owners, Players, Law. J., Feb. 1, 2019, at 1.

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The ABCs of CBAs in Pro Sports

Daniel Kunz and Jay Reisinger, The ABCs of CBAs in Pro Sports, CLE at The Allegheny County Bar Association (March 15, 2019).

Mental Health First Aid Training

Daniel Kunz and Barb Saunders, Mental Health First Aid Training, presentation at Neighborhood Legal Service (December 11, 2018).

CLE with the Penguins

Daniel Kunz, Ryan C. Fleischer, Jason E. Luckasevic, Joseph P. Murphy, and Paul D. Nussbaum, CLE with the Penguins, CLE for Pennsylvania Bar Institute (November 15, 2018).

In Trouble With the Law and the Role of Community: The Veterans Court

John Rago and Daniel Kunz, In Trouble With the Law and the Role of Community: The Veterans Court, panel discussion at Moral injury and the Role of Community in the Veteran's Transformation and Homecoming (November 2, 2018).

Legal Sports Betting, Game On!

Daniel Kunz, Judge Jack McVay Jr., State Senator Jay Costa Jr., Frank Coonelly, Alejandro Urrea, and Bryan Stroh, Legal Sports Betting, Game On!, presentation at Pennsylvania Bar Institute (August 22, 2018).

Workers' Compensation for Professional Athletes

Daniel Kunz, Alfred L. Benedict, Robert J. Steiner, Eric D. Abes, Thomas C. Baumann, and Gary D. Ludin, Workers' Compensation for Professional Athletes, CLE for Pennsylvania Bar Institute (April 24, 2017).

Veterans and Traumatic Brain Injury

Daniel Kunz, Debra McCloskey Todd, and Michael V. Quatrini, Veterans and Traumatic Brain Injury, CLE at Athletes, Veterans, and Neuroscience event, Duquesne University (April 7, 2017).

Sports Concussion Litigation

Daniel Kunz and Jason E. Luckasevic, Sports Concussion Litigation, CLE at Duquesne University (February 4, 2017).

Mental Health and the Law

Daniel Kunz, Jane Campbell Moriarty, William Caye, Edward Mulvey, Allan Pass, Katherine Ramsland, Kathleen Sekula, Michael Weiner, and Bruce Wright, Mental Health and the Law, CLE at 16th Annual Forensic Science and Law Symposium (October 20-21, 2016).

Ethical Considerations in Representing Clients with Mental Disabilities

Daniel Kunz and Paul Nussbaum, Ethical Considerations in Representing Clients with Mental Disabilities, CLE at Duquesne University (August 18, 2016).

Violence and Behavioral Health: Developing an Evidenced-Informed Community Agenda

Daniel Kunz, John A. Zottola, Debra Barnisin, and Robert O'Brien, Violence and Behavioral Health: Developing an Evidenced-Informed Community Agenda, panel discussion at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic: Recovery and Wellness (October 27, 2014).

Collaborating with Other Professionals

Daniel Kunz, Leticia Flores, John Cimino, Mary Beth Heller, and Margaret M. Middleton, Collaborating with Other Professionals, CLE at National Conference on Law Clinics Serving Veterans (April 3-4, 2014)

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