Dan Vogel is a founding shareholder of Cunningham, Vogel & Rost, P.C. He represents municipalities and local government interests throughout the Midwest relating to municipal land use, franchises and telecommunications, litigation, and general municipal issues.

Dan has represented dozens of municipalities in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas relating to zoning and development code drafting, specialized development ordinances, land use litigation, condemnation, and related issues. He has served as special counsel on behalf of municipal associations such as the Missouri, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County Municipal Leagues and the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. He has also represented numerous groups of municipalities in both the Kansas City and St. Louis regions relating to telecommunications, taxation and rights-of-way management. He has served as the appointed City Attorney for Wildwood, Green Park, and Pacific, Missouri. 

Dan received his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1986, and was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia in 1989, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served on the Editorial and Article Review Boards of the University of Virginia Law Review. After earning his law degree, he clerked for the Honorable Jerome Farris, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Seattle, Washington.

Professional Affiliations

Missouri Bar Member

Illinois Bar Member

Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association

American Planning Association, Missouri and St. Louis Chapters

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Ninth Circuits
United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri


Recipient of the 2007 Lou Czech Award, Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association

Selected Lectures and Presentations

Legal Aspects of Planning and Zoning, Chancellor's Certificate Program, annually since 2004

Wireless Telecommunications Facilities & New Mandates on Cities, Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association, 2015

Municipal Officials Training Academy, co-founder and presenter, Planning and Zoning; Municipal Contracts and Purchasing; New Telecom Mandates on Cities; since 2013

Urban Development, Zoning and Planning, Subdivisions & Annexations, MoBar CLE Guidebook, 2012

New Developments in Wireless Communications Facilities Siting and Leases, Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association, 2012

Intergovernmental Conflicts; Zoning Disputes & Beyond, Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association, 2012

Legal Aspects of Planning and Zoning, Southern Illinois University's Masters Program, 2010-2011

APA, National Conference - Practical Application of Takings Law in Local Land Use Decisions, 2009-10

Legal Aspects of City and County Planning & Zoning, Mid-Missouri APA, 2008

Citizen Planner Workshop, Metropolitan Planning Commission (Illinois Chapter), 2006

Legal Aspects of Updating your Master Plan, St. Louis County Municipal League, 2006

Planning, Zoning & Subdivisions, American Planning Association (Illinois Chapter), 2005

Everything You Always Wanted to Know from Your City Attorney, but Were Afraid to Ask, Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association, Spring Institute, 2005

Emerging Right-of-Way Issues, Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association, 2004

Subdivision Escrow Ordinances, Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association, 2003

Res Judicata and Temporary Takings in Zoning Cases, Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association, Seattle, 2002

Traditional Neighborhood Development, APA Four-State Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, 2001
Telecommunications & Land Use Law Seminar, The Seminar Group, St. Louis, Missouri, 2001
Telecommunications Franchising, NATOA Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2001
Rights-of-Way Management, American Public Works Association (APWA), Missouri Chapter, 2000

Articles and Publications

Co-author, Chapter 20 - Zoning, Subdivisions and Annexation, Real Estate Practice Deskbook and Supplements, The Missouri Bar

Conservation Subdivision Design Task Force, Conservation Subdivision Design Handbook, Southwestern Illinois Resource Conservation & Development, Inc., 2006

How Cities Deal with New Telecommunications and Broadband Network Providers, International Municipal Lawyers Association’s ("IMLA’s") 65th Annual Conference, August 28, 2000

D. Vogel & P. Rost, Holding Your Ground: The Role of Environmentally Friendly Redevelopment Regulations, Missouri Municipal Review, February/March 1999

D. Vogel & P. Rost, Municipal Rezonings In Light of the Vested Rights Doctrine, St. Louis Bar Journal, Winter 1998


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