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Daniel L. Colston



Dan Colston uses his experience clerking for the U.S. Court of Appeals to inform his counsel for businesses and individuals facing litigation. He represents companies of all sizes in a variety of commercial matters, including intellectual property disputes.

My Practices

  • Dan uses his experience as a law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals in his representation of businesses and individuals in litigation in state and federal courts. He counsels companies of all sizes on resolving disputes regarding a multitude of complex commercial matters, and has experience with both trial and appellate procedure.

  • Dan assists individuals and companies with protecting their intellectual property using copyrights and trademarks. He also represents clients in intellectual property litigation should a dispute arise.



Law Clerk for Judge James A. Wynn, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2018-2019


University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2017, with high honors; Order of the Coif

Johns Hopkins University, D.M.A., 2012

Baylor University, M.M., 2008

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.M., 2003, with distinction


North Carolina

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of North Carolina


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    3 different parts I can play in a string quartet (but not all at once!)
  • 43
    43 states visited
  • 2
    2 years with my wonderful wife
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