Daniel J. Berenger-Russell

Daniel is a Registered Patent Agent practicing all aspects of intellectual property and litigation. Daniel joined Peacock Law P.C. during his studies at the UNM School of Law. Before embarking on his legal career, Daniel researched dark matter during his undergraduate, helped build cube-satellites through an AFRL program, tutored math and physics, and even became a certified diamontologist. During law school, Daniel participated in the inaugural UNM team for the National Patent Application Drafting Competition and is a Manuscript Editor and Author for the New Mexico Law Review. Daniel is currently in his third year of law school and is on track to graduate in May of 2024.

Inspired by a family lineage of inventors and mechanics, Daniel earned undergraduate degrees in Physics and Applied Mathematics (double major B.S.), and now makes it his career to assist fellow inventors and entrepreneurs venture into the legal world.


UNM School of Law, J.D. Cum Laude, Expected 2024.

University of New Mexico, B.S. Physics, B.S. Applied Mathematics, Cum Laude, 2021.

Selected Work Experience:

Air Force Research Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM
Career STREAM Mentor for cube-satellites, 2021

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Faculty Assistant researching dark matter directionality, 2019

Kay Jewelers, Albuquerque, NM
Sales Associate and Certified Diamontologist, 2018-2022

UNM CAPS STEM Physics & Math, Albuquerque, NM
Student Manager and Tutor, 2018-2022

New Mexico Law Review, Albuquerque, NM
Manuscript Editor and Author, 2022-2024


  • Registered U.S. Patent Agent, No. 82,003

Boards & Professional Organizations:

  • Student Liaison, IP Section of N.M. State Bar (2023-2024)
  • President and Vice President, UNMSOL IP Society (2021- 2023)

Honors & Awards:

  • UNM School of Law: Honor Role Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Dean’s List Spring 2023, Fall 2023
  • UNM Physics and Applied Mathematics: Dean’s List Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021
  • New Mexico Law Review, Board Manuscript Editor (2023-2024), Staff Citations Editor (2022-2023)
  • National Patent Application Drafting Competition, 2023 Inaugural Team for UNMSOL
  • UNM Presidential Scholar


Daniel Berenger-Russell, the Water Under the Bridge is Darkening—an Analysis of Copyright Law and the Prevalence of Copyright Trolls, New Mexico Law Review (2023).


Daniel loves golfing with his dad and brothers, fishing with his friends, and crocheting with his dog!

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