Dan is a 1978 Graduate of Bangor High School and a 1982 Graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. While at UW- Stevens Point he played collegiate basketball and was active in numerous student organizations and student government. Upon graduation from UWSP, he was awarded the prestigious James H. Albertson Medallion for outstanding leadership, scholarship and community involvement. He then attended the University of Wisconsin Law School at Madison and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1985. Thereafter, he immediately began practicing law in the LaCrosse / Sparta area. In 1991, Arndt, Buswell & Thorn, S.C. was formed by himself, Jack Buswell and Ellen Thorn.
His practice primarily consists of both personal and business litigation, real estate law and estate planning. He does a great deal of business representation including business set-up, consulting and litigation. He is a member of the Monroe County Bar Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, American Bar Association, Wisconsin Association of Trial Lawyers and American Trial Lawyers
He has litigated numerous business and real estate disputes. In 2002, he successfully argued the case of O’Neill v. Reemer. Et al. before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. This case resulted in a change in law concerning adverse possession in the State of Wisconsin.
Aslakson v. Gallagher Bassett before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. This case resulted in a change in state law concerning worker’s compensation and personal injury.
Borek v. Jackson County, a case involving sand mining rights.
He has also been a speaker at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, lectured for the University of Wisconsin-Extension and at many private seminars.
He was raised on a family farm in rural Bangor and now lives in that same area with his wife, Diane.