Daniel Wucherer joined Valorem Law Group after clerking for federal judges for his first three years following his graduation from Vanderbilt University Law School. In his first clerkship, for a federal magistrate judge in the District of New Mexico, Daniel drafted orders relating to and resolving discovery disputes, dispositive motions, social security actions, prisoner lawsuits, and petitions for a writ of habeas corpus. In his second clerkship Daniel worked as a staff law clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In that position he worked with every judge on the Seventh Circuit and drafted decisions resolving civil and criminal appeals of all kinds.
In law school Daniel was a Notes Editor on the Vanderbilt Law Review and earned an award for writing the “Best Brief” in his first-year Legal Writing section. Daniel also earned the top grade in two courses, volunteered as a teacher with the Street Law Program through the Vanderbilt Legal Aid Society, and attended Vanderbilt Law School on a full-tuition scholarship. Before law school Daniel graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology. Through his clerkships Daniel gained extensive experience in legal research, writing, and learning how judges evaluate arguments and resolve disputes. He also observed numerous oral arguments and settlement conferences and saw firsthand which types of advocacy were successful.
At Valorem, Daniel has handled all aspects of litigation, including taking and defending depositions, handing court hearings and arguing motions, drafting pleadings, drafting and responding to motions, handling discovery disputes, and interfacing with clients to help craft and implement case strategy. Daniel also served as first chair on a case that went to arbitration, which he won. Daniel is admitted to practice law in the state of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the Seventh Circuit.