Dan Canon is a civil rights lawyer, law professor, writer, speaker, consultant, and activist based in the Midwest. He teaches at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and practices with Saeed & Little, LLP. Dan is best known as lead counsel for the Kentucky plaintiffs in the landmark Supreme Court case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which brought marriage equality to all fifty states. He has also represented plaintiffs in numerous other high-profile civil and constitutional rights cases involving wrongful convictions, abuse and overreach by law enforcement, academic freedom, and campus sex abuse.
His writing has been featured in numerous publications, including The Washington Post, The National Law Journal, Above the Law, Salon, and Slate. He is a regular columnist for Louisville's LEO Weekly. He has been quoted and profiled extensively in Time, Vice, The Wall Street Journal, Nightline, The New York Times, and many other national and international news sources. He is currently producing a series of short documentaries called Midwesticism, which profiles activists in Indiana and surrounding areas. His latest book entitled PLEADING OUT: How Plea Bargaining Creates a Permanent Criminal Class, is now available wherever you get your books. His short nonfiction pieces appear in LOUISVILLE ANTHOLOGY, Belt Publishing (2020) and TELL YOUR STORY: FALL 2021. For more info, see www.dancanonlaw.com.