Daniel is a trial attorney who handles a wide range of litigation matters on behalf of individuals, corporations, insurance companies and public entities. He is well-versed in all phases of civil litigation, including investigations, pretrial discovery and motion practice. Daniel has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict in New York state and federal courts, and has represented clients in the Appellate Division.

Daniel’s practice focuses on litigating business and commercial disputes for clients ranging from large institutions to small businesses. He also has extensive experience in defending toxic tort and other negligence claims in the areas of products liability, premises liability and motor vehicle accidents. Daniel has also represented clients against claims of professional malpractice, and has considerable experience in the areas of criminal defense and collection law.  

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  • Listed in:
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Upstate New York Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2018-2022
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association

  • An Interview with Daniel Pautz, Bond Elmira, Legally Bond Podcast, July 17, 2023
  • Panelist, Workers’ Compensation Lien Recovery, Loss Transfer, Third Party Actions, Grave Injury and Settlement of Third-Party Actions, PMA Management Claims Managers, April 7, 2021
  • Managing in Year 2 of a Pandemic, Moderator, Chemung Chamber of Commerce, February 16, 2021
  • The Long Road to Recovery – Legal Issues Related to COVID-19 Webinar, Chemung Chamber of Commerce, September 16, 2020
  • COVID-19 and the Road to Recovery Webinar, Chemung Chamber of Commerce, May 14, 2020

  • Board of Trustees and Past President, Onondaga Free Library
  • Member, SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association Central New York Chapter Steering Committee
  • Coach and Attorney Advisor, Cicero-North Syracuse High School Mock Trial Team
  • Volunteer Coach for Geddes Little League