About Us

Jesse D. Daniel, Esquire, founded The Daniel Law Group PLLC in 2014.  We are a local law practice ready to assist and support individuals and businesses who are living or doing business in Indiana County and across western Pennsylvania. We advise and guide our clients through the potentially difficult and stressful times that require legal representation.  We represent all types of clients.  No matter how big or small your needs, we are here to help.

Although our office handles all types of civil legal matters, we also specialize in aspects of mineral rights.  We are located in the heart of gas, oil and coal country. These industries have an enormous impact on the residents and businesses we serve.  Our firm has over a decade of experience in the many legal aspects involving these industries.

Our office is invested in the individuals and businesses that make up Indiana County and western Pennsylvania. We wouldn't feel that our practice was complete if we were unable to support and assist individuals and businesses as they go through life's changes. Whether our clients are starting a business, need a will or assistance with estate planning or administration, or if they are buying or selling real estate, we are here to help.

 

 
Jesse D. Daniel
Attorney
(724) 801-8629 ext. 11
jdd@thedaniellawgroup.com


Jesse D. Daniel is an Indiana County native.  He attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and graduated with a degree in Philosophy/Pre-law in 2000. Immediately afterwards he gained acceptance to the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  He obtained a Juris Doctor in 2003, and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar that same year.


During law school he interned with the Honorable Lester G. Nauhaus of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, and worked in the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office in the appellate and general trial sections. Attorney Daniel returned to Indiana County the following year, joining the Law Offices of David C. Serene in April of 2004 as an associate, later becoming a partner in 2012.  In August of 2014 he opened The Daniel Law Group PLLC.        
 

He practices general litigation with an emphasis on gas and oil law, including the negotiations of leases and litigation involving gas and oil rights. His experience includes litigation of commercial disputes, real estate issues, wills, estates, trusts and election law litigation.  He uses his experience gained from his work in Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, and across several western Pennsylvania counties to provide the firm’s clients with responsive, high quality legal services. He is admitted to practice law in all courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

 

Attorney Daniel is currently elected to represent Indiana County in the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania. He has previously served as Chairman of the Indiana County Republican Committee from July 2010 through July 2108. He has been quoted in USA Today for his insight into Pennsylvania elections and politics.

Highlights of Mr. Daniel’s legal experience include the following:

  • Solicitor for the Treasurer of Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

  • Represented then President-Elect Donald J. Trump, Vice President-Elect Mike Pence and the Republican State Party in the Somerset County recount as lead attorney, resulting in the dismissal of the request for a recount. (Court of Common Pleas, Somerset County)

  • Represented a coal company in its claim against a gas exploration and production company for operating in a manner that interfered with the coal company’s extraction of its coal (U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania) view article

  • Represented a gas and oil exploration and production company when various landowners claimed that certain gas and oil leases were void for failure to produce (Court of Common Pleas for Cameron County, County of Common Pleas for Elk County)

  • Represented a gas and oil exploration and production company when the Pennsylvania DEP cited the company with alleged violations of regulations regarding the permitting and construction of a gas pipeline (Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board)

  • Represented a business in collection proceedings to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in past due sums (Court of Common Pleas of Indiana County)

  • Represented multiple landowners seeking to declare gas and oil leases invalid for a number of different reasons, including non-production or failure to develop with reasonable diligence (Court of Common Pleas of Indiana County, Court of Common Pleas of Jefferson County)

  • Represented beneficiaries of a trust in regards to the administration of that trust and whether the imposition of surcharges was appropriate. (Court of Common Pleas of Armstrong County)

  • Represented objectors to the nominating petition of a candidate for Pennsylvania State Representative (Pennsylvania Supreme Court; Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court)

 

Tina Gromley
Paralegal
(724) 801-8629 ext. 12
tina@thedaniellawgroup.com

 

Tina Gromley is a paralegal with The Daniel Law Group PLLC. She specializes in assisting attorneys with civil litigation and specializes in estate administration and real estate transactions.

Tina graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Communications Media from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  She has previously worked for The Serene Law Firm PLLC.