In 1966, Dan was elected Vernon County Prosecuting Attorney and served one term before becoming counsel for a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. While serving as committee counsel, he completed his L.L.M. concentrating on conflict of laws from The George Washington University National Law Center in 1974. The late Georges DeLome, World Bank Senior Counsel and recognized authority on international conflict of laws, mentored Dan during his studies at the National Law Center.
In 1974, Dan opened his international practice in Washington, D.C. and today is the principle of Daniel R. Ferry & Associates, specializing in international personal injury litigation that includes subrogation recovery for major insurance companies and travel insurance underwriters. As a result of his representation of the over 25,000 sponsored foreign national students of the governments of Egypt and Malaysia in the early 1990's, a private network of litigation specialists was set up throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. These specialists, located in most major cities of North America, work with Dan’s litigation team in the state and federal courts of their particular jurisdiction. His law firm and his company, Foreign Traveler Advisory Services, Inc., (FTAS), provide representation to foreign nationals, Lloyds syndicates, foreign insurance companies, claims loss adjustors, travel/medical assistance companies (third party administrators) and individuals involved in legal disputes through out the Americas. Dan has been a visiting lecturer to foreign-based insurance companies and travel insurance underwriters on five continents regarding personal injury and subrogation litigation practice in the Americas and the various states of the U.S. and Canada.
- University of Missouri Law School, J.D. 1965
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court