Daniel J. Berkowitz

Staff Attorney

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Syracuse University College of Law, cum laude (J.D. 2022)

Bar Admission

New York State, Appellate Division, Fourth Department
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

Accolades & Memberships

Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, Onondaga County Bar Association
Member, Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association

Full Paper Presenter, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2022 Annual Conference, Law and Policy Division, “The Financial Marketplace for Ideas: Balancing Preferences and Outcomes Through Mandated Anonymity in Campaign Finance” (August 13, 2022; Detroit, MI)
Member, The Justinian Honor Society, Syracuse University College of Law
Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Excellence for the Future Award


I was drawn to Legal Services of Central New York by its mission to change law, policy, and systems to promote equity and create pathways out of poverty. Prior to law school, I served as a political operative and consultant—work I began doing driven by a passion to see our government work better for everyone. While in law school, I served as a student attorney with the Syracuse University College of Law Criminal Defense Clinic (CDC), representing indigent defendants in Syracuse City Court and Geddes Town Court. Prior to my work at LSCNY, the services I provided on behalf CDC clients were the most rewarding and fulfilling services I had yet provided in my legal career. I look forward to assisting countless others most in need of legal representation.