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Daniel Christians

Daniel is an Associate attorney at Madigan, Dahl & Harlan, P.A. having joined the firm in May 2023. Daniel graduated Cum Laude from Saint Cloud State University where he majored in History and obtained a minor in Criminal Justice. He then went on to graduate Cum Laude from Hamline University School of Law. During his time in law school, Daniel traveled and worked for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Located in The Hague, Netherlands, Daniel was a member of a Croatian team of attorneys defending members of the Croatian military accused of war crimes.

Prior to joining Madigan, Dahl & Harlan, Daniel was the owner of Nexus International, PLLC practicing primarily in the immigration law field and worked in the mortgage industry for the past eight years. Prior to that he was an associate attorney at Hawkins Law Office, P.A. in Minneapolis practicing in immigration, criminal defense, and business law.

Daniel lives in Brooklyn Center with his daughter and their chocolate lab, Obie. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, getting out on the Mississippi River, and attending any and all sporting events. He frequently volunteers coaching youth basketball and soccer and is a co-founder of Twin Cities Business Connections.

Practice Areas
  • Family and Business Immigration Law
  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Corporate/Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota, 2009
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2012
  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: CALI Award for Excellence in Criminal Procedure
  • Saint Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota, Saint Cloud, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Honors: Cum Laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: History
    • Minor: Criminal Justice