District 3

 Trustee Dan Micciche



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Trustee Dan Micciche

Dan Micciche is a partner at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. He has been recognized by D Magazine as one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas," and by Texas Monthly as a “SuperLawyer,” and one of the “Best Lawyers in America.” A Dallas resident since 1981, he has lived in Dallas ISD District 3 for more than 17 years.

Dan has extensive experience in advising individuals and companies on tax issues and business planning. He also represents clients in federal and state tax controversy matters. He currently serves on the Comptroller’s Tax Advisory Group under Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs, and previously served on the Comptroller’s Tax Advisory Groups under former Texas Comptrollers Carole Keeton Strayhorn and John Sharp. He is a frequent lecturer and speaker and has served on the faculty of numerous seminars. Dan serves on the board of directors of Texas C-BAR (Community Building through Attorney Resources), a pro bono organization, and as vice chair of the board of directors of the Center for Vision Loss of the American Foundation for the Blind. He previously served on the School Finance Task Force of the Greater Dallas Chamber and also served on the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas from 2008 to 2011.

He chairs the Dallas office’s associates and counsel committee and serves on the firm’s pro bono and retirement committees. He also is currently a member of the Dallas office’s diversity committee. He served as the hiring partner for the firm’s Dallas office from 1995-2002 and on the associate and counsel compensation committee for more than ten years. He also coordinated the associate and counsel evaluation process in the Dallas office for many years. He is the founder and chair of the Akin Gump CLE Series for In-House Counsel in Dallas.

In 2006, Dan received the firm’s first Partner Recognition Award for his mentoring of counsel and associates and the firm’s Pro Bono Partner of the Year Award. In 2010, he became the 11th lawyer inducted into Akin Gump’s “Pro Bono and Public Service Hall of Fame” based on his contributions to pro bono and community service throughout his legal career.

Dan is a 1999 graduate of the Greater Dallas Chamber’s Leadership Dallas Program and served as a 1998 member of the Leadership Arts Program of the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts. He started and chaired his firm’s school partnership program with Dallas ISD's James W. Fannin Elementary School  from 2005 to 2012. The program won the State Board of Education’s gold level award for community partnerships in 2011.

Dan received his bachelor of arts with highest honors from Stony Brook University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received his jurisdoctorate from the University of Chicago Law School.


  • Bryan Adams High School

    Bayles Elementary School

    Casa View Elementary School

    S.S. Conner Elementary School

    Emmett J. Conrad High School - (Bond Phase I)

    W.H. Gaston Middle School

    Charles A. Gill Elementary School

    Victor H. Hexter Elementary School

    Highland Meadows Elementary School

    Robert T. Hill Middle School

    L.L. Hotchkiss Elementary School

    Edwin J. Kiest Elementary School

    Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School

    Lee A. McShan Jr. Elementary School

    Martha Turner Reilly Elementary School

    Reinhardt Elementary School

    Alex Sanger Elementary/Preparatory Middle School - (Bond Phase II)

    Larry G. Smith Elementary School

    Jill Stone at Vickery Meadow Elementary School

    Sam Tasby Middle School

    George W. Truett Elementary School