Daniel Nesbitt brings extensive intellectual property litigation experience. As a licensed practitioner before both federal and state courts, as well as representing labor unions in employment-related disputes.
Dan also shares his professional expertise through teaching and coaching. At BCIT he teaches an iPhone/iPad App Design course, providing lectures as well as hands-on experience designing applications for these platforms. Furthermore, together with Greg Martin from ACE Program’s Mind Body Leadership he created Mind Body Leadership which provides entrepreneurs with tools to optimize physical, mental, emotional learning to increase self-capacity.
Early Life and Education
Nesbitt has performed with orchestras, chamber music ensembles, solo concerts and as an educator at Carnegie Mellon University, Iowa Western Community College and other institutions.
Partner at Lief, Schiller & Flexner law firm in Pittsburgh and is dedicated to representing labor unions before the National Labor Relations Board in litigation or administrative hearings. His legal experience encompasses complex litigation matters as well as employment law, patent protection and general corporate matters.
Daniel is both a masculine given name and surname, named for the biblical figure depicted in Daniel’s Book in the Old Testament who displayed courage during persecution. It forms part of Ketuvim or Writings section.
Nesbitt has had several film and television roles over his career. From 2001-2007 he starred as Tommy Murphy on Murphy’s Law based on Colin Bateman’s Dan Starkey novels; for this performance he earned two IFTA Award nominations.
As Policy Executive for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners in London, UK. Additionally he serves as Research Director for Big Brother Watch (a civil liberties organisation) where he produces high quality research as well as representing them at meetings with key stakeholders and media interviews.
Mind-Body Leadership Practitioner. He specializes in using mind-body leadership practices to assist entrepreneurs achieve their goals and make an impactful contribution to society. His clients describe him as both “gentle and courageous leader,” willing to step out of his comfort zone when necessary.
Achievement and Honors
Nesbitt is a respected orchestral, chamber and solo trumpet performer renowned for sharing the stage with Leonard Slatkin and Manfred Honeck as conductors; performing regularly at National Public Radio broadcasts and international music festivals and tours.
At Pittsburgh Police Department he served as a volunteer. Alongside Officer Shane Sukowaski he received the Lifesaving Award in 2014 after responding to an emergency call and quickly taking action – performing CPR on an unconscious victim before performing first aid on them both.
Since 2013, Dan has offered his expertise in leadership and business mentoring to the ACE Program entrepreneurs. We appreciate Dan’s contributions towards our community of entrepreneurship! We thank him for continuing his partnership and supporting ACE!
Dan Nesbitt has an extraordinary gift of helping others. As an expert in mind-body leadership practices, he works closely with entrepreneurs in helping them to realize their full potential and lead in their communities. Furthermore, he serves as policy executive for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners London UK.
He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and has managed numerous patent matters throughout Japan, Asia and Latin America. He currently works at Nesbitt IP LLC as a partner.
He collects contemporary paintings, works on paper and ceramic sculpture from emerging and mid-career artists. His latest acquisition is Winter Light by Isle of Wight artist Matthew Chambers; its dark grey hue serves as an abstract interpretation of landscape scenes both beautiful and mysterious.
Nesbitt is known not only for his acting work, but he is also an accomplished classical trumpeter. He has performed with various professional performing groups under renowned conductors such as Leonard Slatkin and Manfred Honeck. Furthermore, his solo performances at major venues around the world are widely recognized.
Nesbitt’s daughter Peggy also works in acting, and has appeared alongside her father in several movies and TV series such as the Hobbit trilogy.
Nesbitt has amassed an estimated net worth of approximately $2 Million as of 2019. His wealth primarily derives from his career in acting. He has won various awards and gained widespread acclaim through his performance on Cold Feet which earned him a BAFTA nomination; furthermore, numerous honors were bestowed upon him for this series.