MSU College of Law

Daniel W. Linna Jr.

Director of LegalRnD - The Center for Legal Services Innovation, & Professor of Law in Residence
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 328
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Dan Linna brings extensive experience in private law practice to MSU Law. He joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn in 2005, after clerking for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge James L. Ryan, Sixth Circuit. Linna was a partner in Honigman’s Litigation Department. He has significant experience litigating and resolving complex commercial, contract, and bankruptcy disputes and has tried several cases before judges and arbitrators. Dan also was a member of Honigman's Automotive and Manufacturing, e-Discovery and Information Management, Commercial Transactions, and Social, Mobile, and Emerging Media groups. He has presented on a numerous subjects, including supply-contracting best practices, the common-interest privilege and joint-defense agreements, information privacy issues and best practices, and has experience negotiating and drafting supply agreements. Linna was also a member of Honigman’s Committee on Minority Attorney Initiatives and led its recruiting subcommittee. Linna graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. He also earned a master’s degree in public policy and administration from Michigan State University, a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Michigan State University.