Marilyn S. Daniel has been practicing law in the Lexington area for 32 years, following a 10-year career as a secondary mathematics teacher in Kentucky and New Jersey. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., and an Order of the Coif graduate of UK Law School. She served as law clerk to Chief Judge Bernard T. Moynahan, Jr., United States District Court in the Eastern District of Kentucky, before serving for four years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the same jurisdiction. For 18 years she served as general counsel and senior vice president of Mason & Hanger Corporation.
In 2004 she was recognized by both the Fayette County Pro Bono Program and the Kentucky Bar Association for her commitment to pro bono work. She has received both the Henry C. Duncan Award (1994) and the Citizen-Lawyer Award (2005) from the Fayette County Bar Association. She is a member of the Fayette County and Kentucky Bar Associations and the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association. In 2005, she served as an adjunct professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law in immigration law. She is a fellow of both the Kentucky Bar Foundation and the Fayette County Bar Foundation. In 2007 she served on the Mayor’s Immigration Commission (LFUCG).
From 1999 until 2008, Daniel served as the volunteer director of the Maxwell Street Legal Clinic. She continues as a volunteer attorney at the Legal Clinic, where her practice is primarily in the area of immigration law.