Dan O'Hanlon was the main lawyer for Putah Creek Council during the trial in March and April, 1996 and throughout the negotiations that resulted in the Putah Creek Accord in May, 2000. Dan, along with Brett Moffatt, worked for Beveridge and Diamond and they represented Putah Creek Council pro bono.
Dan first became familiar with Putah Creek as an undergraduate at U.C. Davis in the late 1970s and early 1980s. After graduating in 1981, he received his J.D from U.C. Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco then began his career in 1985 practicing securities and banking litigation. Dan took over the Putah Creek litigation from the late Susan Cagann, who represented Putah Creek Council during early negotiations with Solano County water interests starting in 1990.
As a result of his involvement with the Putah Creek litigation and the people he worked with at U.C. Davis, the City of Davis and Putah Creek Council, Dan moved back to Davis in 2000 and joined Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard in Sacramento where his practice emphasizes water and water-related resource law and environmental law.
Listen to Dan's oral history recording below.