Photograph: Alumna meeting with student.

Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD)

2019 Recipient

Photograph: Danielle Hall.Danielle Hall serves as a deputy disciplinary administrator for the state of Kansas, where she investigates and prosecutes lawyer misconduct and serves as a coordinator for the attorney diversion and law practice management programs. Her primary focus, however, is in mentoring lawyers and assisting them with implementing best practices and improving their law practice management and technology skills. Through her office, she is currently developing a statewide Proactive Based Management Regulation program that will provide resources and training in the area of law practice management and attorney well-being. Prior to joining the Office of the Disciplinary Administrator, Hall served as the law practice services director for the Kansas Bar Association. Hall is an adjunct professor at Washburn University, serving as a faculty member for the School of Law's Intensive Trial Advocacy Program and teaching Law Office Technology in the legal studies department in the School of Applied Studies. She coaches the trial advocacy competition teams at Washburn University School of Law and serves as the director and coach of Washburn's mock trial program. In 2016, alongside her husband, Jay Hall, B.A. '04, J.D. '07, she coached the School of Law voir dire team to a national championship and a national runner-up finish in 2017.

Hall regularly speaks on law practice management, ethics, and technology topics for local and national organizations. She serves as the Topeka Bar Association Technology Committee chair and the Kansas Women Attorneys Association Minority Women in the Profession Committee co-chair. In 2014, she was awarded the Kansas Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer award for her work in the area of law practice management. In 2019, she received a Women of Influence award for mentoring from GO Topeka's Entrepreneurial and Minority Business Development program.