• J.D., Yale Law School

• B.A., University of Miami


• Counsel of State Governments Justice Center, Senior Policy Analyst

• Justice Collaboratory, Research Scholar in Law

• Kellog Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick, P.L.L.C., Litigation Associate

• National Constitution Center, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies

• Honorable Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Law Clerk

• Honorable Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Law Clerk

Danieli Evans Peterman

Consultant on Policy, Practices, and Communication

Danieli brings a wide range of experience in litigation, criminal justice policy, and equal opportunity policy. Danieli’s litigation experience includes civil matters, administrative law/regulatory compliance, criminal law, civil rights, employment discrimination, and various areas of constitutional law. She has participated in briefing and arguing numerous appeals in state and federal court, including several petitions for certiorari and merits cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Danieli also currently serves as a Senior Policy Analyst for the Counsel of State Governments Justice Center. In that capacity she works with state governments to design and implement evidence-based criminal justice policy. This includes assessing organizational culture and working with agencies to develop and implement innovative culture change strategies. Danieli was a Research Scholar in Law at the Justice Collaboratory, where she researched procedural justice, public trust in government agencies and private companies, and the relationship between organizational culture and employee performance. She managed an expert committee retained by Facebook to review its approach to managing prohibited speech on the platform, and to make recommendations for improving transparency and public legitimacy.


Danieli practiced litigation at Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick, P.L.L.C., in Washington, D.C., and she was a Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at the National Constitution Center, where she was

responsible for planning, writing, and editing educational materials, live debates, and podcasts about the Constitution. Danieli served as a law clerk to the Honorable Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Honorable Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.


Danieli has taught courses on police accountability, police-community relations, and empirical research for law students. She has published articles on a range of topics, including discrimination law, Equal Protection, First Amendment, procedural justice, and environmental law. Her publications have appeared in Psychology, Crime, and the Law, The Virginia Law Review, The University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and others. 


Danieli is a PhD in Law candidate at Yale Law School, where her research focuses on the intersection of law and social psychology—in particular, the importance of inclusion and belonging, and the implications of this for law and policy. Danieli holds a B.A. from the University of Miami and a J.D. from Yale Law School (2012).

* Member of the Maryland and Washington, DC Bars. Not a member of the California Bar.

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