Dan Schaar

Dan-Schaar instructor photo


Dan was raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. He moved to California in 1995 to attend San Jose State University,l career at a small boutique Silicon Valley plaintiffs firm, where he developed and fostered his passion to assist injured people. where he earned a B.A. in Political Science in 2000. After graduation Dan headed to the island of Grand Cayman to work on coral reef conservation projects.

While on the island working as a dive master and crew member aboard charter boats, Dan logged over 3,000 SCUBA dives and more than 10,000 hours at sea working his way up to captain. Upon completion of a rigorous exam, he obtained his credential as a United States Coast Guard 50-Ton Master Captain.

In 2005 Dan returned to the Bay Area to earn his Juris Doctorate in 2008 from Santa Clara University. He began his lega

Seeking to develop his trial skills further, in 2011, Dan took a position as in-house counsel for one of the largest insurance companies in the United States. Dan has tried numerous cases to verdict as first-chair trial counsel. He has established a reputation in the community as being extremely well prepared and for being a tireless and assertive advocate for his clients.

Dan is now back where he belongs – once again representing injured individuals as they seek fair compensation from those who caused them harm.

Dan is a member in good standing of the California State Bar, admitted in 2008, a member of the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, and very active with the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) where he is also involved with their New Lawyers Division. He has served on the Board of Governors for the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association and was president of the Student Bar Association while attending law school.

During his free time, Dan and his wife Monique, enjoy traveling, photography, SCUBA Diving and living an active, healthy lifestyle.