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Daniel A. Fanning

Daniel A. Fanning


After two years assisting and regulating various industries, Daniel applies his prior experience as a wastewater pretreatment coordinator to assisting clients with environmental issues.

Daniel enjoys working with various entities to help them understand how to comply with environmental regulations and statutes. In addition, he represents clients in court or in front of various agencies when necessary. In particular, Daniel has experience with permitting, reporting, inspecting and working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

His prior work as the pretreatment coordinator at a wastewater treatment plant in Sauget, Illinois, introduced him to the world of industrial compliance, pretreatment systems and remediation projects. In this role, Daniel oversaw the pretreatment program for the plant, reviewed pretreatment ordinances to ensure effectiveness, developed comments for the EPA’s Dental Amalgam Rules and attended trainings on hazardous waste regulations.




  • Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2019-2020


  • J.D., Southern Illinois University School of Law
    • cum laude
    • Dean’s List
    • Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Articles Editor
    • Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Articles Editor
    • Teaching Assistant for Property Law
    • CALI Excellence Award: Legislative and Administrative Process, Contracts II, and Patent Practicum
  • B.S., Southern Illinois University
    • Civil Engineering, minor in Math


  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • Illinois

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee; Communications Vice Chair, Water Resources Committee
2023 Pro Bono Achiever
  • Assisted with project development work for Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners for 18 months on Fighting Jays 476 MWdc solar project, originally developed by AP Solar Holdings, and assisted in CIP's tax equity financing of the project.
Blog | June 17, 2020
Pitfalls of Remote Depositions
Webinar | June 23, 2020
Turbulent Waters

Emerging Environmental Law Trends Webinar Series

Outside the Office

Daniel stays active, whether cycling, hiking, running or participating on mission trips.

Daniel cycles and hikes in the St. Louis area and Madison County, Illinois, and is training to run a half-marathon. He also participates in Tough Mudders, a 10- to 12-mile obstacle course, and recently completed his fifth Tough Mudder competition.

Additionally, Daniel enjoys mission trips to Central America and South America. Most recently, he participated in a mission trip to Colombia sponsored by a Christian radio station and a mission trip to Honduras with Engineers Without Borders.

Community Leadership
  • Big Crank Cycling, Board of Directors