Attorney and financial advisor, Dan Hall was born in Pittsburgh and raised in McLean Virginia. He studied law at Washington and Lee as well as George Washington University.
Hall moved to Florida in 1976 to take a position with Bessemer Trust Company. He retired in 1994 and started his own firm, noting, however, that “My being gay was never an issue at Bessemer."
Like many gay men of his generation, Hall’s closet included a heterosexual marriage.
“My wife and I divorced because she became aware of my orientation,” he said. “I have a wonderful relationship with my adult children and my only grandchild. My ex wife and I are good friends and I am lucky in that regard. “
Well known in and out of the Palm Beach County LGBT community for his role as the first point of contact for Palm Beach County Human Rights Council, Hall has worked with a variety agencies in the county including The Hope House, the Palm Beach Democratic Club, Found Care, Compass, CAP and others.
“There’s no shortage of organizations doing good work and needing financial and volunteer help,” said Hall. “It’s a good way to meet people with similar interests.”