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Daniel G. Vogel

Founding Principal |

Practice Areas

Municipal Law

Utility/Franchise Law

Land Use & Zoning

Governmental Litigation


Bar Admissions




J.D., University of Virginia, Order of the Coif, 1989

B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, summa cum laude, 1986

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Daniel G. Vogel is a founding principal 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 elsewhere 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 served as the appointed City Attorney for Wildwood, Green Park, and Pacific, Missouri.  Dan is also a founder and organizer of the Municipal Officials Training Academy providing statewide training to hundreds of municipal officials.


Dan received his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia, 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

  • The Missouri Bar

  • Illinois State Bar Association

  • 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, UMSL's Chancellor’s Certificate Program, annually since 2004

  • Constitutional & Statutory Limitations to Municipal Land Use Authority, Municipal Officials Training Academy, 2020

  • Wireless Facilities in the Rights-of-Way: Changing Laws, Technologies, and Trends, with E. Seele, Municipal Officials Training Academy, 2017

  • Planning and Zoning: Basics, Hot Topics and Practical Tips, Municipal Officials Training Academy, 2016

  • 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, MMAA, 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, 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 & The Rights of Way, Land Use Law Seminar, 2001

  • Telecommunications Franchising, NATOA Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2001

  • Rights-of-Way Management, American Public Works Association (APWA), Missouri Chapter, 2000

Articles and Publications

  • Urban Development, Zoning and Planning, Subdivision and Annexation Guidebook, Co-Author, MoBar CLE, 2011

  • Conservation Subdivision Design Handbook, Southwestern Ill. Resource Cons.& Dev., Inc., 2006.

  • How Cities Deal with New Telecommunications, Intl. Mun. Law. Association. ("IMLA") 65th Annual Conf., 2000.

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

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