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Dan Dannheisser

Personal injury Attorney at Sarasota, FL

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Bertram V. Dannheisser III

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 46 years
    Colorado - CO 37 years
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1978
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1987
    Withdrawn No misconduct found

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Dan Dannheisser
1834 Main St
Sarasota, FL, 342365912

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Posted by Jeff | December 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Jeff DeCiccio
I cannot say enough good things about Dan and his firm. They took control of my lawsuit and did a fantastic job of resolving our settlement with efficiency and most of all, integrity. Thanks again Dan!
Posted by Bill & Donna Tisdale | February 14, 2020
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Dan Dannheisser is the BOMB!!!! HIRE HIM!!! You will never regret!!
Dan Dannheisser was the consummate professional throughout our lawsuit! He was ahead of the game from start to finish. He hired the top of the top professionals to investigate our lawsuit using drone photographers and best of the best to find out all the information about the codes violations of those involved with mu husband's injury. First, he interviewed us. He listened intently to our issues and he took action! Dan Dannheisser is the best lawyer you could ever have in an injury lawsuit! We wish we could give him 10 stars!!! We have never had an injury lawsuit, before! We will be forever grateful we found Dan to represent us in a very contentious lawsuit!!! He is the best of the best, in our opinion! Dan will never let you down! We are forever grateful for his counsel!!! He is the wonderful!!
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Posted by richard | February 14, 2020
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Trustworthy, Proven Success
I first contacted Dan about two years ago seeking legal advice on a specific matter. Since then I've retained his firm on various civil matters. He's incredibly smart and candid. I plan to continue utilizing his expertise and wealth of experience .
Posted by Laura | February 14, 2020
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Not Just The Best Attorney...Dan is A Great Man!
I hired Dan during the most difficult time in my life. Not only did he provide excellent legal advice, he also guided me through drama that ensued and reminded me to "rise above" the nonsense. His common sense, decency, and extensive knowledge about the law combine to make him the perfect attorney. Had it not been for him, I may have sunk to the level of those seeking to harm me which would caused me ongoing pain. Dan is an upstanding, outstanding person who I will always hold on my highest pedestal.
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Posted by ALYSON | February 13, 2020
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Professional and Experienced
Dan Dannheisser's professionalism and experience as a top notch attorney, helped me resolve a difficult work situation. He represented me in a way that allowed me to navigate and understand the best options for what I was dealing with. He responded to my calls and emails in a timely manner and was commutative. I appreciated his honesty and approach to solve the challenges we faced.
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Posted by Hermanus | January 17, 2017
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I did a phone consultation with Mr. Danheisser. He felt my case was too cost prohibitive for him to pursue. Unfortunate for me, as I was very impressed with his insight and knowledge.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2016
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Happy client
I was in an automobile accident and suffered back/neck injuries. I was an avid exerciser and could no longer do all the activities I once enjoyed. I do not take pain medication so I only did physical therapy and at home exercises which the insurance company tried to use against me. Dan got me the full settlement without going to court.
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Posted by Shannon | January 11, 2016
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Simply the Best
My experience with Mr. Danheisser was truly above and beyond what I expected. He is highly professional, an excellent communicator, cautiously thorough, dedicated, ethical, and honest. If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer and you want someone you can trust, someone who will represent your best interests, and someone who will swing the bat for you without backing down, then choose Dan to fight for you.
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Posted by Peggy | January 11, 2016
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re: auto accident
Mr Danheisser helped with an auto accident. He is an excellent attorney, he took care of every aspect and relieved me of all the stress. He took care of the auto ins. as well as all the medical ins. My job consisted of getting my surgery and trying to heal. I would highly recommend Mr. Dannheisser for any legal situation. He is a caring and honest attorney and totally takes care of his clients, he also has an excellent staff.
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2015
Says what he does, does what he says...
Dan is a nice guy and a great lawyer. He was able to really help us. He doesn't over promise but he does deliver! He is upfront and straight with you and tell it like it is, he doesn't sugar coat things. He calls you back and his staff is excellent and always available. I consider him among the best. I'm very very happy with his work.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior trial partner
  • Paderewski Dannheisser PA
  • 1995 - 2017
  • Chief Trial Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 1977 - 1982


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Starczewski v Pan American Airlines
  • Settlement for plaintiff
  • Mitchell v Doctors Hospital et al
  • Award for plaintiff
  • Manns v Bush
  • Award for family of deceased
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  • Sarasota Safe Children's Co
  • Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Eagle Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
  • Eagle Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Tax Section
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Business Section
  • Chairman
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Grievance Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 1977 - 1978
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Top Lawyer
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
Endorse Dan
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Dan's dedication to and broad experience in personal injury really shows. He takes excellent care of his clients, and his knowledge of the law is second to none. I endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Dan nearly my entire life and have had the pleasure of working for and with him since taking the bar exam. His professionalism, knowledge, dedication and advocacy are unparalleled. Since I began working with him, the moment any attorney, paralegal, law enforcement officer or judge who has met or worked with him immediately comments about I could not have been provided a better mentor and teacher. He is highly respected in the community for his legal prowess, litigation skills, knowledge, commitment, compassion, professionalism and dedication. He truly cares about each and every client and it is reflected in the results he achieves for people each and every day. It is an honor working with him and if I were ever in need of a personal injury attorney there would be no question in my mind about hiring him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I heartily endorse Dan Dannheisser. I litigated a personal injury case against Dan several years ago. I found him to be a very experienced and talented attorney. Based on that interaction, I have since referred clients to him, all of whom have been well counseled and cared for. Dan has an excellent habit of being extremely thorough in his evaluation of cases, strategy, and preparation. Combining this trait with his sharp mind and trial experience, Dan is a very skilled litigator."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Dannheisser for over thirty years. His reputation for trial skills and preparation are second to none. If I were injured or arrested I would put Mr. Dannheisser at the top of my list of attorneys to seek out for representation. He receives my highest endorsement."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan and I worked closely on several very complex civil cases. He knows the law; is an excellent civil trial attorney; and has the respect of his fellow lawyers. In addition, he is pleasant to deal with; very hard working, and is a very good man!"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Dan for close to 20 years. I have referred many personal injury cases to him and he has handled them with skill and expertise getting every client the very best results. His reputation in the community is impeccable. He is an honest and skilled lawyer who you can trust. Not only is he an excellent lawyer, but he also is a family man and actively involved in the community helping others through his work with the YMCA. If you are looking for a lawyer to handle your personal injury case, I highly recommend you choose Dan."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have practiced personal injury litigation for 39 years. For the last ten years I worked on cases with Dan while at the same office. Dan's dedication to providing impeccable legal services to his clients is peerless. He prepares his clients cases with extraordinary thoroughness. He has a command of medical knowledge that permits him to thoroughly understand in depth the medical implications to his clients injuries. His work ethic is well defined. He often works through the week ends. Overriding all these qualities Dan has an unwavering passion to insure the best legal interests of his clients are being served. He is a credit to our legal profession."
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