Daniel Suhr
Senior Legal Fellow

Daniel R. Suhr is senior legal fellow at the National Opportunity Project. An experienced litigator and education expert, Daniel combines legal excellence and policy insight with politically savvy communications and coalitions strategies to propel educational opportunity initiatives and research across the country.

Daniel has litigated cases across the country on behalf of parents, schools, and elected officials to advance educational freedom and school choice. His work includes cases to protect the free speech rights of educators and expand access to school choice programs. His amicus brief on behalf of the American Federation for Children in Espinoza v. Montana was favorably cited in U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion. Suhr is also the senior legal fellow at the National Microschooling Center, where he provides advice and insight for parents and leaders of start-up schools nationwide.

Daniel previously served as policy director for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, where his responsibilities included helping develop and implement the Badger State’s groundbreaking statewide expansion of school choice, investments in worker training and apprenticeships, and upgrades for school safety. Daniel’s education commentary has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, on Fox News, ABC Nightline, and in dozens of other top-tier national broadcast, print, and online news outlets.

He started his career at the national headquarters of the Federalist Society and was formerly managing attorney at nonprofit litigation firm the Liberty Justice Center. He is a graduate of Marquette University (B.A.; J.D.), Georgetown University (LL.M.), and the University of Missouri (M.P.A.), and clerked for Judge Diane Sykes (7th Cir.). He and his family live in the Milwaukee area.