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Daniel L. Stants

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Daniel L. Stants is a native of Youngwood, Pennsylvania and a 1988 graduate of Hempfield Area High School in Greensburg, PA. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in History in 1992.

Dan attended the Duquesne University Law School where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2005 and was a published member of the Duquesne Law Review, serving as a research editor as a part of its staff. He then served a one year clerkship with the Honorable Eugene E. Fike, II, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Somerset County.

Attorney Stants was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force through the Air Force ROTC program. Dan served on active duty for eight years, the majority of which time he was stationed at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, where he flew as a Navigator and Radar Navigator (Bombardier) on the B-52H Stratofortress bomber.

In December 1998, he participated in combat operations in the Persian Gulf during OPERATION DESERT FOX, leading a six aircraft strike package in an attack on Iraqi weapons facilities. Dan left active duty in 2000, transitioning to the Air Force Reserve’s 911th Air Lift Wing where he flew as a Navigator on the C-130H2 Hercules tactical airlift aircraft.

He left the Air Force in 2002, after amassing approximately 1,900 hours of flying time in military aircraft, including combat, and achieved the rank of Major.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Collections
  • Landlord/Tenant Issues
  • Real Estate Law


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 2005
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Hempfield Area High School, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
    • B.A. – 1992
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: History

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Eugene E. Fike, II, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Somerset County, Clerk
  • B-52H Navigator/Radar Navigator, 5th Bomb Wing, Minot AFB, North Dakota
  • C-130 H2 Navigator, 911th Airlift Wing, Pittsburgh IAP ARS
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