U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
Court of Appeals of Maryland
District of Columbia – pending
George Mason School of Law, Arlington, Virginia – J.D.
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland – B.A. with honors
Associate Attorney Daniel Trujillo Esmeral represents both private-sector and government employees in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies in a variety of employment matters, including employment discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, and executive compensation.
Prior to joining Alan Lescht & Associates, P.C., Daniel was an Associate at a boutique labor and employment firm in Washington, D.C. where he successfully represented employees throughout litigation, achieving favorable results in proceedings before state and federal tribunals and administrative boards, including litigation before state supreme courts and federal courts of appeal.
Daniel received his Juris Doctor from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. While an evening student, Daniel served in various leadership positions, including as managing editor of the George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal, president of the Student Bar Association, and president and founder of the Latino/a Law Student Association. Daniel also participated in trial advocacy competitions as a member of the Trial Advocacy Board. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park. Throughout law school, Daniel clerked full-time at a boutique labor and employment law firm and worked in various legal roles in Washington, D.C. area law firms since 2010.
Outside of work, Daniel is an active member in the community. He serves as the Chair of the Membership Committee for the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia and as a member of the Judicial Committee for the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association. In his spare time, Daniel volunteers for a pro bono legal clinic in employment-related cases in areas including unpaid wages, overtime, sexual harassment, termination, discrimination, workers’ compensation, family and medical leave, pension benefits, and criminal records.
Vice President for Membership, Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia (2021)
Published Works & Media Appearances
* Admitted to practice only in Maryland. Practicing in the District of Columbia under the direct supervision of Alan Lescht, a member of the D.C. Bar, pursuant to D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(8).