Daniel Pace is from Eagle River, Alaska.
After graduating from Chugiak High School, he attended the University of Alaska Anchorage and obtained a bachelors degree in business finance with leadership honors. He then spent a couple years working for Wells Fargo Bank while preparing for law school. He was then selected to attend Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
During his early years at Drake, he spent a semester clerking for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa. Mr. Pace enjoyed his clerking experience so much, he spent a summer clerking for the Honorable Judge Eric A. Aarseth of the State of Alaska Superior Court. Upon graduating law school, Mr. Pace formed Pace Law Offices.