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Daniel Michael Karalash

also known as Dan

About Me

The practice of law was the natural extension of a career in the military.  In the military I was an officer assigned to B-52s as a Navigator and eventually an Instructor Radar Navigator.  The military, especially crewed aircraft teaches young aviators certain rules.  To stay alive, you better know what you are doing.  To win the fight, you better know how to work as a team.  You and your team are the force that protects and serves best.

I have not forgotten those important lessons.  My client's are a part of my team.  My staff is part of that same team. Most people on my legal team are former military members.  We have the work ethich to make sure we know the case.  We have the work ethic to ensure we know the applicable law. Most importantly, we apply the principles of our miltary past to ensure the best prepared team represents our clients.  

It was an honor to serve in the United States Air Force.  It has been an honor work with JAG attorneys in military criminal case.  

It is always an honor when people with problems place their trust in our team.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, Russian

Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    20 years
  2. Immigration: 25%
    4 years
  3. Family: 15%
    6 years
  4. Military Law: 10%
    3 years



Hourly ($350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Clemente Montano Jimenez

    Having had the opportunity to work as co-counsel with Mr. Karalash, I can say without hesitation that he is a zealous and effective advocate for his clients.


    Clemente Jimenez Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Melvin Arthur Vaughn II

    Dan and I defended a hotly contested, "no win" court-martial case with three separate complainants alleging sexual assault. After multiple delays and a lengthy motion practice, we provided our client the best representation possible and, considering the facts, received the best outcome possible. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Melvin Vaughn Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

1207 Front St Ste 15
Sacramento, CA, 95814



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ProfessorUniversity Of Northern California, Lorenzo Patino School Of Law2000 - 2009
Deputy District AttorneySacramento County District Attorney1995 - 1997
Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarMember2000 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1995 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityAviationMBA - Master of Business Administration1990
Michigan State UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1981