Religious land use attorney Daniel P. Dalton of Dalton & Tomich, PLC has been recognized with a Lifetime Achievement selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys®.
Dan is the nation’s preeminent expert in the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Person Act, also known as RLUIPA. He is one of the country’s most experienced attorneys in representing churches and other religious institutions in land use and zoning cases and is the author of the only book dedicated to the topic – “Litigating Religious Land Use Cases,” published by the American Bar Association. The book is a useful guide for religious entities and the lawyers who represent them, explaining how to navigate the challenges and uncertainties that inevitably surround a religious land use claim.
Additionally, Dan has been quoted by numerous publications across the country, including the Atlantic Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Christianity Today, the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News and Crain’s Detroit Business.
About the award
According to the America’s Top 100 Attorneys® organization, Lifetime Achievement selection is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments and impact on the legal profession merit a Lifetime Achievement award.
Selection is not achieved based on a single accomplishment or a single great year of success, but rather on a lifetime of hard work, ethical standards, and community enriching accomplishments that are inspiring among the legal profession. To help ensure that all attorneys selected for membership meet the very high standards expected for selection, candidates for lifetime membership are carefully screened through comprehensive Qualitative Comparative Analysis based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, lifetime achievements, significant case results, peer reputation, and community impact. With these extremely high standards for selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys®, less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of attorneys in the community.
The attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC have the experience and the knowledge to work with you to develop a legal solution that helps accomplish your goals. Our collaborative approach has helped leaders like you grow businesses and banks, develop and expand churches, and build nonprofit organizations nationwide.
In my role as Administrative Bishop for the Church of God, quite often we are faced with issues that involve local governments and municipalities. Many of these issues that arise in dealing with entities are land use related. I have found Dalton & Tomich’s experience and expertise in this area to be a valuable resource and asset in every situation.
Never one time during a year-long litigation process did Dalton & Tomich demonstrate anything other than Christ-like professionalism. They managed the legal details, while we continued to do church. How they managed themselves, managed our case, and represented our church set the table for me and our church to be where we are today.
Dalton & Tomich’s expertise and experience helped us through a very difficult legal journey, ultimately achieving a favorable outcome. Their personal interest in helping us went “above and beyond” just the call of duty.