Inspired by his mentor Judge William Doyle, Daniel Roy Christopher wanted to pursue a career in law from a young age. In 1969, he received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Colorado and in 1971, he received a Master of Business Administration from Idaho State University. He briefly served as a law clerk for the Denver District Court before receiving a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Denver in 1974. He was soon admitted to practice in the state of Colorado, as well as the U.S. District Court for Colorado, the Supreme Court of the United States, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Mr. Christopher then became deputy district attorney in the Office of the District Attorney in Denver, CO. In 1979, he served as a special prosecutor on police corruption in Alamosa, CO, before being appointed assistant U.S. attorney in Denver. After this appointment, he became a partner at Kennedy & Christopher PC from 1981 to 2006. He then ventured into private practice from 2006 to 2016. Today, he serves as special counsel for Robinson Waters and Odisorio PC.
In addition to his primary appointments in the field, Mr. Christopher has also been an active law educator. Currently, as an expert in health care litigation, he is an assistant clinical professor of legal medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is also the special assistant attorney general of the state of Colorado and serves as a faculty federal advisory board member of Kids in Need of Dentistry. Mr. Christopher has also contributed his expertise to the field as a writer, editor, and lecturer. In 1976, he served as a contributing editor of the “District Attorney Evidence Manual” and in 1992, he authored “Risk Management for Health Care Professionals.” Civically, he served on several local boards in his community. He currently volunteers as a Republican Party worker in the Arapahoe County Court.
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