Dan Kienker is from Hendersonville North Carolina, and graduated from the University of North Carolina-Asheville with a major in political science. Upon his graduation he entered the United States Air Force as a Second Lieutenant serving 26 years, and retiring with the rank of Full Colonel. His military career includes assignments to Germany, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, and Warsaw, Poland where he led a military contact team shortly after the fall of the former Soviet Union.
During his military career he was selected for Command of three combat rated Tactical Control Squadrons,.
Dan began his legal career upon entering the University of South Carolina School of Law where he was a member of the Moot Court. After graduation he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jimmy Williams, Circuit Court Judge, then as an Assistant Solicitor (prosecutor) in both Richland and Union Counties, South Carolina, and as an Associate Attorney in a law firm where he focused on family law. He opened his own practice in February 2011 and focuses on Divorce and Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Adoptions.