Term Began 2021
Term Expires 2024
1st Vice President
Dan Micciche is partner emeritus at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. He has lived in Dallas since 1981, and has been a resident of Dallas ISD District 3 for over 25 years. He was first elected to the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees in 2012. He served as President of the Dallas ISD Board Trustees from 2016 to 2018, and has also served multiple terms as 1st Vice President and Secretary. Dan is a frequent speaker at school board events, neighborhood and community meetings.
Dan started and chaired his firm’s School Partnership Program with James W. Fannin Elementary School in Dallas from 2005 to 2012. The program won the State Board of Education’s gold level award for community partnerships in 2011.
Dan has received a number of recognitions for his work in public education, including the “No Kid Hungry” Award from Share Our Strength; “The Closing the Gap” Award from Leadership ISD; the “Voice of Children Award” from Children at Risk; as well as awards from the Texas State Teacher’s Association and the Ferguson Road Initiative in appreciation of his service to Dallas ISD.
Dan received his B.A. with highest honors from Stony Brook University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. He also received a master’s degree in Education Policy & Analysis from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Dan has been recognized by clients and peers in The Best Lawyers in Americafor 16 consecutive years; inChambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for 20 consecutive years; in Texas Super Lawyers for 17 consecutive years; and as one of the best lawyers in Dallas by D Magazinefor 11 consecutive years.
Dan’s civic and charitable activities include serving on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross Dallas, the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce, and Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas. He also served on the Mayor’s Task Force on Ethics Reform, which drafted and recommended a sweeping ethics reform proposal that was adopted unanimously by the Dallas City Council.
Dan was also the former vice chair of Texas C-BAR (Community Building through Attorney Resources), a pro bono organization. In addition, he previously served on the School Finance Task Force of the Greater Dallas Chamber; the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas; and Comptroller’s Tax Advisory Group under three different Comptrollers.
Dan is a 1999 graduate of the Greater Dallas Chamber’s Leadership Dallas Program and a 1998 graduate of the Leadership Arts Program of the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts.
Dan served on his firm’s associate and counsel compensation committees for over ten years and also coordinated the associate and counsel evaluation process for many years. He also served as the hiring partner for the firm’s Dallas office for many years. He was the recipient of 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. He was 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.
District 3 Schools/ Escuelas del Distrito 3
- Casa View
- S.S. Conner
- Charles A. Gill
- Victor H. Hexter
- Personalized Learning Academy at Highland Meadows
- L.L. Hotchkiss
- Edwin J. Kiest
- Jack Lowe Sr.
- Lee A. McShan Jr.
- Martha T. Reilly
- Larry G. Smith
- Jill Stone at Vickery Meadow
- George W. Truett
- W.H. Gaston
- Robert T. Hill
- Sam Tasby
Multi-Level Schools/Escuelas Multinivel
- Alex Sanger Preparatory
- Bryan Adams High School Leadership Academy
- Emmett J. Conrad