Why You Want Dan for Your Event

  • A licensed attorney in California and Wisconsin, Dan is well-versed in the homeschool law of more than a dozen states.
  • He has a juris doctorate from Oak Brook College of Law.
  • Dan and his wife, also a homeschool graduate, homeschool their three children.


Washington, D.C.


Dan is willing to negotiate travel, lodging, and speaker costs.


The Erosion of Parental Rights and How to Stop It

Parental rights are foundational to a parent’s right to homeschool. While the Supreme Court has historically recognized parental rights as fundamental, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Troxel v. Granville in 2000 has led to confusion and intensified attacks on parental liberty. Come learn how you can help protect parental rights for years to come.

Homeschooling Today: Up-to-date Review of Homeschool Laws, Legislation, and Legal Issues in Your State

Dan breaks down your homeschool law in easy-to-understand steps to help you homeschool with confidence. He also highlights legal issues and legislation that impact homeschooling and shares some of the ways he is advocating on behalf of homeschooling families. This workshop can be tailored to audience interest and background.

A Homeschool Graduate Looking Back: What Worked, What Didn’t, and Why I’m Homeschooling My Kids

Despite many stereotypes, homeschooling programs are unique and vary widely based on the student. Dan, a homeschool graduate himself, shares from his experience the benefits and challenges of homeschooling as well as the reasons why he is homeschooling his children.

Homeschool Investigation: Answer the Door with Confidence

The first step in safeguarding your homeschool is knowing your state’s homeschool law. Dan regularly communicates with school officials, social workers, and others regarding the legal requirements and legitimacy of homeschooling. In this workshop, Dan makes sure you know what is legally required of you while equipping you to confidently handle interactions with government officials.

Homeschool Discrimination and What We’re Doing About It

Homeschool graduates still encounter this phrase when applying for employment, admission to colleges and trade schools, social security, disability, and veteran’s benefits, and participation in extracurricular competitions and programs. While homeschooling is now widely recognized as a legal form of education, there is still much work to be done to ensure that students and graduates are not discriminated against because their parents choose to exercise their right to homeschool.

HSLDA continues to advocate for students and graduates who face this kind of discrimination. Come hear the stories, legal battles, and solutions for how to end homeschool discrimination.