Adj. Prof. Daniel W. Kunz selected as a Veterans Leadership Programs 2019 Tribute Honoree

Congratulations to our own Daniel W. Kunz, Esq., L'02, a practicing attorney and adjunct professor at Duquesne University School of Law, where he has been teaching since 2003.  Currently, Kunz supervises the award-winning Veterans Clinic, named among the Top 15 innovative clinics in the country by PreLaw magazine, and supports the Urban Development Practicum's work in the region. 

Professor John T. Rago said, “Dan is the pulse of our veterans court here in Pittsburgh/Allegheny County and this recognition is much deserved.”

This year, the Veterans Leadership Programs (VLP) solicited public nominations of local Veterans, service members, civilians and organizations for the Tribute awards. Honorees were selected based on service, impact, accomplishment and sacrifice.  

Kunz, one of eight Tribute Honorees has exemplified outstanding service to our country and positively impacted the Veterans’ community of western Pennsylvania. 

Kunz sits on several boards and committees across Western Pennsylvania including serving the Foundation of Hope as immediate past president, as well as chairing the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Sports Law Committee. He is a mental health first aid trainer and is a frequent guest lecturer and public speaker appearing on local television and radio stations discussing issues involving veterans, athletes, mental health, and substance abuse. Among his previous roles, Kunz was a certified contract advisor for the National Football Players Association, 2010-2016.

Multiple Honors

In 2018, Duquesne Law's Public Interest Law Association named Kunz as the recipient of the Public Interest Law Alumni Award. The Student Bar Association honored him as the Adjunct Faculty Award recipient in 2017. Saint Vincent College, his undergraduate alma mater, named him the Young Alumni of Distinction awardee in 2013.

Kunz holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Duquesne University’s John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business and a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law.

The Tribute event will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019, 6:00pm-9:30pm at the Event Center at Rivers Casino.  The 2019 “Tribute” event includes a sit-down dinner and awards ceremony.  Tickets can be purchased online at, 

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