Father Daniel Mahan, a Gordon College Alumnus, Talks to Hinckley Allen Litigation Partner
Father Mahan stresses the importance of church engagement, and would like to see more effective presentations of religion that capture people’s hearts. Additionally, he would like to see more church activities that bring people of different cultures together.
Mahan alleges that Hicks was ineffective due to her failure to file a motion to suppress evidence found on a Toshiba laptop and Western Digital hard-drive. However, the court must believe Mahan’s testimony at his rearraignment that he reviewed his plea agreement with Hicks and understood what its contents entails.
Early Life and Education
Mahan has thoroughly enjoyed his time at Gordon and especially enjoys seeing students walk across the stage to receive their diplomas, shaking their hands as they go. He has seen first-hand just how hard students work in order to be successful, and takes great pride in helping so many reach their true potential.
Christopher P. Momany has done an outstanding job restoring Asa Mahan to his rightful place in American history. He expertly defines the various theoretical traditions that informed Mahan’s understanding of moral law and slavery while showing how his various careers–antislavery activist, theologian who taught Christian perfection at Oberlin Colleges, president of these colleges–became interwoven through his profound engagement with religious thought. Christopher has restored Mahan to the ranks of America’s great abolitionist minds.
Hinckley Allen attorney Mahan is an intellectual property specialist with extensive expertise in trademarks, copyrights, and related issues related to business operations. Additionally, she is experienced with commercial disputes and non-compete conflicts.
She earned both of her degrees with honors: her bachelor’s from Saint Anselm College and juris doctor from Suffolk University – with both being awarded with high distinction. Furthermore, she is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association.
She has participated in many philanthropic and civic organizations, raising money for charities that support children with special needs. Additionally, she strongly advocates “shared governance”, which emphasizes collaboration between local officials and residents; furthermore she has an interest in public health issues.
Achievement and Honors
In 2022, Mahan received the Wigmore Medal to recognize his extraordinary achievements and longstanding relationship with Wigmore Hall. Additionally, this accolade honored his dedication to using the harpsichord as both an individual instrument and in chamber music composition both old and new.
Nicholas Daniel, violinist Michala Petri, flutist Adam Walker and cellist Isang Enders have regularly joined him at Wigmore Hall since 2017. Together they have collaborated in major concerts including an extensive Bach cycle which began with livestream concert at its peak.
Mahan provided sworn testimony at his rearraignment that he understood what rights were being waived by entering a plea and that he did so voluntarily and understandably; the court accepted this testimony at face value.
At Harvard, Mahan met Silvia Scandar – his future wife. Both students shared an interest in politics and civic involvement; after graduation they stayed close, remaining friends. Together they founded a consulting firm.
As well as running his business, he volunteers as an EMT-B with the San Francisco Bay Area Volunteers, where he assesses emergency medical incidents and provides appropriate care. In addition, he serves as board member of Joint Venture, an organization which promotes regional thinking and action.
His husband, two sons and five grandchildren survive him; his parents Herb and Carol Mahan of Gallipolis, Ohio predeceased him. A funeral service will be held Monday at 1 pm to honor his life.
Mahan filed a memorandum seeking to reduce his sentence, with detailed and well-researched arguments that the court should have considered various mitigating evidence, including family history, mental illness and trying circumstances throughout his life.
Mahan alleges that Hicks failed to review his plea agreement before signing it, and that Hicks pressured him into entering it without fully comprehending its contents. But during his plea allocution at rearraignment, Mahan twice testified knowingly, willingly, and intelligently that he understood the rights he was forgoing – evidence against this claims must be found before court can find any credibility for Mahan’s claim that his plea agreement wasn’t valid.