Daniel Hartpence


Daniel Hartpence PartnerDaniel “Danny” Hartpence is a partner at Clark Hartpence Law. His goal is to help people through some of the worst times in their lives. Whether it’s a criminal or civil case, Danny is there for his clients.

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“Daniel was responsive and caring, helping our son navigate the frightening criminal justice system. His expertise helped ensure our son received counseling as opposed to a year in jail. He’ll now have the ability to go to college, receive financial aid and continue with his life, putting this incident, that would’ve been much worse had it not been for Daniel Hartpence, behind him. I enthusiastically recommend him.”

– Mike Johnson

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He was born and raised in Fayetteville, Georgia. He attended his education at Starr’s Mill High School before earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Classic History from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. During his time at Eckerd, Daniel excelled in academics and athletics, playing baseball for the college team.

Danny’s love for the Tampa Bay Area led him to attend Law School at Stetson University College of Law, where he further honed his legal skills and knowledge. He actively participated in various organizations and received multiple scholarships and honors for his academic achievements.

Throughout his legal education, Daniel demonstrated a commitment to intellectual property law by attending the Intellectual Property Summer Institute at Franklin Pierce Law School. He gained valuable experience as a law clerk at a Tampa firm, focusing on appellate work and developing his skills in legal research and writing. He began his journey and discovered his passion for being a trial attorney in his final year of school when he was a CLI for the State Attorney’s Office in Hillsborough County.

After graduation, Danny served as an Assistant State Attorney at the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office, where he tried numerous cases and gained extensive courtroom experience. His time at the State Attorney’s Office provided him with a deep understanding of prosecution strategies and molded him into a skilled trial attorney.

Currently, Danny is dedicated to serving clients at Clark Hartpence Law, where he upholds the firm’s commitment to providing exceptional legal representation. He believes in keeping clients informed and prioritizing their interests throughout the legal process, whether in criminal or civil cases.

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  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 2012
  • B.S., Eckerd College, 2008 Biochemistry
  • Minor, Eckerd College, 2008 Classic History

Involvement and Recognition

  • Jewish Law Student Association (President, 2010-2012)
  • Eckerd College Baseball (2004-2008)
  • Board of Governors for the Young Lawyers Division