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Daniel Hunter

2019 Unsung Legal Heroes: Daniel Hunter

Daniel Hunter handles one of the most unsung and important roles in any law firm. He’s a workstation services technician who keeps track of computer hardware used by attorneys and staff at Minneapolis-based Dorsey & Whitney.

“My area is mobile device management, such as cellphones and tablets,” he said. “I like that I’m always constantly learning. They’re always some new challenges every day. It’s not repetitive.”

Hunter’s passion for technology started young, when he built a computer at age 12. With the support and encouragement of several family members, he joined the Navy as an electronic warfare technician just after 9/11. While traveling the world he worked in radar surveillance and other areas.

The Navy shook Hunter of shyness and gave him leadership skills. He came back and earned a two-year associate degree, with honors, from Ridgewater Community College in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He joined Dorsey & Whitney after graduation and over several years has made improvements to its technological infrastructure.

Hunter loves volunteering and is engaged in helping several organizations. Lately he has assisted struggling fifth-grade readers at Bethune Community School in Minneapolis and has done siding and roofing for Habitat for Humanity.

He and his fiancée, Jess Ragan, a legal secretary at Dorsey, will be leading the firm’s “Adopt-a-Family Holiday Program” sponsored by Merrick Community Services in Minneapolis. They deliver Christmas packages to underserved families.

“I like volunteering,” he said. “It breaks up the job a little bit and it’s really fulfilling to have a positive impact on someone else’s life.”

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