Daniel J. Keating

Daniel’s primary focus at Stockton & Stern, LLC is family law. He is responsible for meeting with all of the firm’s family law clients and handling their cases from start to finish.

Family law, which typically deals with the emotionally charged issues surrounding divorce, is a very dynamic and fast-paced area of the law. Many clients get caught in the whirlwind of emotions without ever even considering the long-term effects or consequences of their actions or inactions. Daniel takes a broad look at the overall circumstances in each situation to help his clients achieve realistic and long-term solutions. In short, he provides much-needed counsel and support through what is often one of the most difficult times in a person’s life.

Daniel has successfully represented clients in all areas of domestic relations law, including paternity determinations, simple and high net-worth divorces, post-decree child custody and support modifications, contested grandparent visitation rights cases, and the preparation, negotiation, and enforcement of prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

Daniel received his B.A. in Anthropology from Kansas State University in 2006 and his M.A., with honors, from the University of Kansas Graduate School in 2012. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2012, where he was a Research Assistant for Wheat Law Library and interned at Kansas Legal Services and the Kansas Water Office. He has been an associate attorney at Stockton & Stern, LLC since graduating from law school.

Daniel is a member of the Kansas Bar Association and the Johnson County Bar Association. He is also a member of two leading professional associations, Wealth Counsel and Elder Counsel. In the local community, Daniel is an Advocate with Knights of Columbus, Council 10407, and President of KOC Charities of Gardner, Inc.

Daniel is married and has two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, hiking and participating in triathlons.

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Commercial Law: Contract Drafting and Review, Transactional Drafting, Litigation and Mediation of Contract Disputes, Start-up Business Entity Selection and Formation, Business Planning, General Counsel Legal and Consultative Services, Business Litigation, Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Lease Drafting and Review, Non-Profit Corporations, Secured Transactions
  • Family Law: Divorce, Legal Separation, Paternity, Domestic Litigation, Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Parenting Plans, Alimony and Spousal Support, Grandparent Visitation, Step-Parent Adoptions, Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 2012
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 2012


  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas
    • J.D. - 2012
  • University of Kansas Graduate School, Lawrence, Kansas
    • M.A. - 2012
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
    • B.A. - 2006

Published Works

  • Brad Logan, with contributions by Daniel Keating, et. al., The Phil Site: Excavation of a Central Plains Tradition House, Lovewell Reservoir, Jewell County, Kansas-2004, Kansas Anthropologist, 2012
  • Life in Transition, Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, Sept./Oct., 2011
  • Brad Logan, with contributions by Daniel Keating, et. al., The Phil Site: Excavation of a Central Plains Tradition House, Lovewell Reservoir, Jewell County, Kansas-2004. (Report submitted to the Neb.-Kan. Area Office Great Plains Region Bureau of Reclamation), 2008
  • 28th Annual Flint Hills Archaeology Conference, Wichita, Kansas: “Comparative Analysis of Chipped Stone Tools from the Phil Site, North-Central Kansas”, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Knights of Columbus, Council 10407, Advocate
  • Experience Baseball, General Counsel