Daniel Grove, a NITA faculty member and prominent Washington, D.C. trial attorney, died on July 15, 2015 in Florida. Daniel loved to teach the law and mentor young lawyers. He was an Adjunct Professor of law at Georgetown; taught at his alma mater, University of Virginia; and was the co-founder and Team Leader of the DC NITA Trial Advocacy Program at the Georgetown University Law Center for over 25 years, something that gave him great joy and earned the respect and affection of many. The program was founded in NITA’s early years and is one of the oldest continuous trial advocacy programs in the country. Daniel Groove, alongside other NITA faculty members such as Lester Urban, Lou Natale, and Dan Toomey ran the program over the years and evolved, not only the core NITA method in their work, but a large and loyal faculty, a unique way of working together and as some might say a “tribe” of sorts. That tribe of NITA trial lawyers’, for which Daniel Grove was a part, had a free penchant for arguing and teasing, for quick funny references, for repartee, and for being ones’ self when with friends. They helped found and grow the NITA spirit. We honor Dan’s vast contributions as a teacher, lawyer, mentor, and wit over the years.
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