Dan Dooley


Daniel M. Dooley is of counsel to the law firm Bolen Fransen Sawyers LLP. He has over 35 years of experience in agricultural, resources and water policy law. Since January of 2008, he served the University of California, Office of the President, first as the VP of Agriculture and Natural Resources and then as the Senior VP for External Relations.

Prior to that, Dan practiced law in Visalia for nearly 30 years, specializing in water, natural resources and business matters. He has served as the Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Food & Agriculture, Chair of the California Water Commission and member of the National Academy Sciences, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Dan comes from a farming family and was a partner from 1980-2002 in the family-owned Dooley Farms, a diversified San Joaquin Valley farming operation producing cotton, alfalfa, tomatoes and walnuts, which continues operation under next generation family management.

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