Daniel Cameron grew up in Hardin County, Kentucky. He attended the University of Louisville and obtained a B.S. degree in political science in 2008. In 2011 he obtained a J.D., cum laude, from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.
Daniel Cameron was legal counsel to Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) from 2015 to 2017.
In 2017 Daniel was asked to join the law firm of Frost Brown Todd in Louisville and he served in a professional capacity as a law clerk to Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. He also worked in private practice at Stites & Harbison in Louisville.
Daniel’s practice at Frost Brown Todd, Louisville focuses on advising clients regarding government and public policy matters.
In his role as counsel for Senator McConnell, Daniel was responsible for ensuring the office’s compliance with the policies and procedures of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics and the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. Daniel also handled a robust legislative portfolio, which required a deep understanding of the federal judiciary, law enforcement and criminal justice matters, patent and trademark issues, and Kentucky telecommunications and broadband access initiatives.
At the University of Louisville he was a member of the university’s football team. At the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, he was recognized as the Most Outstanding University Student and the Most Outstanding Law Student. He was also a member of the law review and president of the Student Bar Association.
After graduating from law school, he clerked for the Honorable Gregory Van Tatenhove, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky, for two years. Daniel then practiced law in Louisville for roughly two years before becoming counsel to Senator McConnell.
Daniel Cameron won his bid in the general election on November 5, 2019 and has become Attorney General of Kentucky.