Drawing from his more than 30 years in workers’ compensation law, Dan focuses his practice on complex issues such as fraudulent claims, coverage disputes, drug-free workplace cases, and compensability determinations. He represents a wide range of individuals and entities including departments and agencies from the State of Florida, a large Florida county, a Sheriff’s Office, retail department stores and their distribution centers, assisted living facilities, construction companies, and a multinational wholesale restaurant food distributor.
Dan has a long track record of achieving successful outcomes for his clients. They include obtaining judicial findings of workers’ compensation fraud, which permanently closed the claims, required the claimants to repay costs to the clients, and in certain instances, resulted in criminal prosecutions against the claimants. Other trial successes include judicial denials of requests for medical treatment and payment of indemnity benefits. In addition, claims have been successfully settled for well below their exposure levels, as a result of aggressive and thorough investigation and discovery efforts.
Dan also shares his knowledge and expertise by lecturing to many businesses and trade organizations regarding timely workers’ compensation topics such as preexisting and idiopathic conditions, employee leasing, drug-free workplace, and employer safety programs. He has earned the recognition of being Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education since 1994. Dan also has earned an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. He is a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association, Sarasota-Bradenton Claims Association, and the Workers’ Compensation Section of The Florida Bar. Daniel graduated from Central Michigan University with his Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in journalism (with Honors). He then graduated from Stetson University College of Law and received his Juris Doctor degree (also with Honors). During his time at law school, Dan served as a staff writer for the Stetson Law Review.
Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation by the Florida Bar of Legal Specialization & Education
AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
The highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies a large number of the lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.
Bar and Court Admissions
Florida State Bar
Stetson University College of Law | J.D.
Central Michigan University | B.A.
Sarasota County Bar Association
Sarasota-Bradenton Claims Association
Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar
News & Events
News & Events
- Feature & Quote, “Midsize Firm Vaughan Baio Enters Florida, Launches 2 New Offices,” Daily Business Review – Law.com, September 23, 2022
- Feature & Quote, “Vaughan Baio Expands With 14 Attys, 3 New Offices In Fla., NJ,” Law360 Pulse, September 23, 2022