Daniel R. Boose

Practice Areas

Fiduciary Litigation
Guardianship Litigation
Commercial Litigation

dboose@skhlaw.com | Tel: 610.343.1657 | Fax: 610.407.7218

Daniel R. Boose joined Smith Kane Holman in 2012. Primarily a fiduciary litigation attorney, Dan handles will contests, trust contests, fiduciary removal actions, and surcharge actions against executors, trustees, and agents under power of attorney.  Dan also has experience litigating matters involving trust modification, and represents beneficiaries, trustees and executors in various other cases involving estates and trusts.

In addition to practicing in the Orphans’ Court throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Dan also handles Orphans’ Court appellate litigation matters and represents clients in general commercial litigation and breach of contract actions.

Dan graduated from Villanova University School of Law in 2012, and served as the Senior Editor of Law and Literature (University of California Press) in 2011 and 2012.  Before law school, Dan earned a BBA from the University of Georgia.

Dan was recognized as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star” for 2021 through 2024 in the practice area of estate and trust litigation, a recognition based off of an evaluation of 12 indicators including peer recognition and professional achievement in legal practice. Dan was also honored by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® for his practices in Litigation – Trusts and Estates and in Commercial Litigation for 2024.

Outside of his practice as a fiduciary litigation attorney, Dan is a classical pianist and enjoys film criticism and racquet sports.


J.D. 2012, Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA

B.B.A. 2008, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Bar Memberships


New Jersey

US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

Member, Philadelphia Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section; Member, Orphans’ Court Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Probate Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association; Member, Montgomery Bar Association; Member Chester County Estate Planning Council; Member, Philadelphia Estate Planning Council.

Daniel R. Boose

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