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Daniel John Christensen

Daniel John Christensen

Representing victims of serious injury or death and their families
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • Texas
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Summary

Dan is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, as well as Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is an Associate Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer College. Dan possesses the highest rating (AV) from the legal consulting firm Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Texas Monthly as a “Super Lawyer.” He is also listed in Best Lawyers in America and as National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Dan graduated from the University of Iowa earning his B.B.A. with distinction and honors in Finance. He then acquired his J.D., with distinction, also from the University of Iowa. During his final year, Dan was Editor-in-Chief of the JOURNAL OF CORPORATION LAW.Upon graduation from law school, Dan served as a prosecutor and defense counsel in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) at Ft. Hood, Texas. He then joined a large personal injury trial firm and served as its Chief of Litigation for 15 years. In 2013, Dan opened his own practice representing injury victims all over Texas. Dan has tried cases involving negligent security, commercial trucking collisions, product defects, highway design, medical malpractice, FTCA, premises liability, and car wrecks. Dan has also contributed substantial time to writing articles for local and national legal publications, speaking to groups on various legal topics, and serving as an Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas School of Law.

Education
University of Iowa
J.D. (1994) | Law
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Honors: Graduated with Distinction.
Activities: Editor in Chief, Journal of Corporation Law.
University of Iowa
B.B.A. (1991) | Finance
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Honors: Honors in Finance. Graduated with Distinction.
Activities: Army ROTC, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, National Honor Society.
Professional Experience
President
Americans for Patient Access
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Americans for Patient Access (APA) is a non-profit organization of professionals from the healthcare, finance and education fields working to protect patients' rights to affordable, quality medical care.
Chairman
Build-A-Dream
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Provide advice and counsel as Chairman of the Board to a nonprofit charity started by my three children. The organization goes to children's hospitals and provides patients with free stuffed animals. The patients are allowed to pick from different animals and costumes that depict what the child wants to be when they get better and grow up. Over the last two years, Build A Dream has given a little joy to thousands of kids in need.
Senior Vice President
Key Health Medical Solutions
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Key Health is a nationwide medical lien funding company offering creative financial solutions to medical providers interested in treating injury victims with personal injury claims or lawsuits. I am responsible for overseeing sales and operations in the Central Region, US.
Attorney/Owner
DC Law, PLLC
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My firm represents individuals who have personal injury claims or lawsuits.
Founder
MedStar Funding, LC
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MedStar purchases medical receivables that are secured by liens on patients' personal injury claims or lawsuits.
Chief, Litigation Division
Carlson Law Firm, PC
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Served as Chief of Firm’s Litigation Division wherein I directly managed a full load of litigation files, supervised prosecution of all litigation files firm-wide, trained associate attorneys on litigation tactics and strategy, and tried cases. I was also responsible for establishing and growing the Firm’s three offices in the Austin area.
Adjunct Professor
University of Texas School of Law
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Served as instructor for law students in trial advocacy.
Attorney (JAG)
U.S. Army
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Proof of the Road Hazard Case
There I Was, Surrounded by the Enemy
American Association of Justice
In the Eyes of the Beholder
American Association of Justice
The Client Who Needed Me Most, American Association of Justice
Voir Dire in Low Speed Collision Cases – Plaintiff’s View
96 Am Jur Trials
Select the Right Jury for Your Case
TRIAL magazine
When Pole in the Right of Way are Wrong, American Association of Justice
TRIAL magazine
Paving the Way for Road Hazard Case, American Association of Justice
TRIAL magazine
An Equitable Approach to Applying the Attorney-Client Privilege to Defunct Lenders
University of Iowa
Speaking Engagements
Winning Critical Evidentiary Battles with Trial Briefs, TTLA Car Wrecks Semina, Dallas, TX
In re North Cypress Mandamus Discovery Opinion: The Aftermath,, TTLA State-wide Webinar
Ending Distracted Driving, presentation to Saint Andrews Episcopal School, Austin, TX
Ending Distracted Driving, presentation to Tom Glenn High School, Leander TX
Potential Implications of North Cypress on Personal Injury and Lien Dispute Litigation, TTLA Mid-Year Conference, Houston, Texas,
Winning Critical Evidentiary Battles with Trial Briefs, TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar, Houston, Texas,
When Perception is not Reality – Using the Principles of Driver Perception to Make Your Case,”, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA), New Orleans, LA
Ending Distracted Driving, ,, Region 9 Leadership Forum Austin, TX
Determining Reasonableness of Medical Expenses, Healthcare Financial Management Association,, Region 9 Leadership Forum Austin, TX
Determining Reasonableness of Medical Expenses, Healthcare Financial Management Association,, Region 9 Leadership Forum Austin, TX
Handling Property Damage Claims
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Winning Critical Evidentiary Battles with Trial Briefs
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
On October 4, 2018, attorney Dan Christensen gave a presentation to other lawyers and judges about “Winning Critical Evidentiary Battles with Trial Briefs”. This was the fifth time Dan has spoken for the Texas Trial Lawyers Associations (TTLA) this year alone as a subject matter expert helping guide other trial lawyers on recent developments in the law and ways they can improve their results at trial.
Certifications
Personal Injury Trial Law
Texas State Bar
Awards
Top Lawyer
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers,
Best Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America
Top Rating
AV (Top) Rating, Martindale Hubbell
Personal Injury Trial Specialist
Texas board of Legal Specialization
Professional Associations
American Board of Trial Advocates
Associate Member
Current
Activities: Prestigious organization of trial lawyers selected for invitation by their peers.
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Civil Trial Attorney
Current
Activities: Organization of trial lawyers who have passed a set of stringent admission requirements.
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Personal Injury Trial Specialist
Current
Activities: Organization that credentials Texas lawyers who pass a written test and have tried a certain number of cases in their specialty.
Million Dollar Advocates Club
Member
Current
Activities: Organization of lawyers who have recovered over a million dollars on a single case, through settlement or verdict.
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Club
Member
Current
Activities: Organization of lawyers who have recovered over two million dollars on a single case, through settlement or verdict.
Texas State Bar # 24010695
Member
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Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Fellowship Member
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Activities: Fellow Member and former Board Member of the state-wide organization of Texas trial lawyers.
Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
Executive Committee Member
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Activities: Executive Committee Member, and former President of organization of trial lawyers in the Austin area.
American Association of Justice
Member
- Current
Activities: National organization of trial lawyers.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Texas
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    We meet potential clients anywhere, 24/7 at our office, at the client's location or on the phone.
  • Contingent Fees
    No fee unless there is a recovery.
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
DC Law website
Website
Avvo
Contact & Map
6615 Vaught Ranch Rd.
Suite 102
Austin, TX 78730
USA
Toll-Free: (512) 368-7835