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Daniel John Christensen

Personal injury Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   23 reviews

also known as Dan Christensen

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  • State Years
    Texas - TX 24 years
    California - CA 29 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Daniel

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DEMAND JUSTICE AFTER A SERIOUS INJURY. ONLY PAY IF YOU WIN. FREE CONSULTATION.

Dan Christensen has been practicing law since 1994. He started his career working in military courts, notorious for their strict adherence to rules and procedures. For the last several years, Dan has focused his practice exclusively on representing injury victims. He has been involved in almost 200 trials during his career in numerous federal and state courts against the largest defendants, including the U.S. Government. Dan will utilize his experience and proven results while fighting for you. Regardless of the size of the opponent, Dan has the experience and legal knowledge to aggressively advocate for his clients. And, just as important, he will give you and your case the personal attention it deserves from the initial free consultation through trial.

Dan received a bachelor’s degree with Honors in 1991 and his J.D. with distinction from the University of Iowa in 1994. After graduating from law school, he served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) in Fort Hood, Texas. He served as a prosecutor and defense counsel in numerous administrative hearings and courts-martial ranging from minor offenses to kidnapping, rape, and capital murder. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army JAG Corps, Dan joined a Texas personal injury law firm. Dan worked as the Chief of its Litigation Department and was the firm’s principle trial lawyer for years, trying numerous cases each year. Also, as the head of the firm’s personal injury division, Dan supervised and mentored between 15 and 20 trial lawyers at a time as they prosecuted thousands of cases.

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. He possesses the highest rating (AV) from the legal consulting firm Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Texas Monthly as a “SuperLawyer.” Dan is listed in Best Lawyers in America and as National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Besides representing injured Texans, Dan has contributed substantial time to writing articles for local and national publications, speaking to groups on various legal tops, and serving as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Law.

Dan completed study at the Trial Lawyers College, a 3-week immersion program held on renowned trial lawyer Gerry Spence’s Wyoming ranch. The Trial Lawyers College was created by Gerry Spence to teach criminal defense and civil plaintiff lawyers how to most effectively communicate with jurors and achieve superior results. Lawyers have to apply and be accepted into the program to be allowed to attend. Dan has also attended both the Graduate I and Graduate II courses, also held at the ranch.

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Location

DC Law
5717 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Austin, TX, 78744
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Reviews

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Posted by Robert | January 19, 2019
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Customer for life type of experience.
It’s 2019- And I’m definitely in a better place than I was 6 months ago- thanks to the DC Law firm! Last year I suffered permanent injuries in an accident, temporarily unable to work & stuck with a pile of bills and a totaled car due to the negligence of another driver. I tried dealing with the insurance companies myself- MISTAKE! I had no idea they were such sharks!!! My claim (which seemed pretty cut & dry) was denied despite overwhelming evidence & I was left *reeling* not knowing what to do. I called DC Law around 8pm- by 9pm DC’s Representative was sitting at my kitchen table going over the details of the accident and took my case! Everything changed after that- DC Law immediately took charge of my case with an aggressive “WHATEVER IT TAKES” action to the healing process. They sent me to the AMAZING doctors at ProCare where they take a wholeistic approach to evaluate my post accident health & tailored a custom rehabilitation regimine specific to my injuries. I’m the best I can be in 2019, and my family and I owe a debt of gratitude to all the hardworkers fighting for justice & evening the scales at the DC Law Firm. Thank you specifically to Noe, Daniel, and Dr. Casey Hays for picking me up & dusting me off when no one else could. Yall have really given me a “Customer for Life” type of experience- Thank you so much! Sincerely Yours, R.Huneycutt
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Posted by Thalia | December 10, 2018
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Great team.
Thank you to the DC team, Your experience has made this process simple and stress free. Lilliana and San Juanita thank you for going above and beyond and always being kind, helpful and clear in communication.
Posted by Elias | November 16, 2018
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DC Law firm to the rescue
I was hit by a city bus. My leg is permanently damaged. No attorneys would take my case. Then I was introduced to DC law Firm. Thier intake supervisor Shemmy Noonan was kind and caring when we met it brought tears to my eyes seeing how much she cared, listened, and encouraged me.
Posted by McGregor | July 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Dan and his team were great to work with. Even though the other driver was clearly at fault, the insurance company was giving me a really hard time. Dan fought for me and got me a great result in the end. While I hope I do not have to go through anything like this again, if I do, I will definitely call Dan Christensen.
Posted by Jesus Glz. | May 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Sdrvice
I am completely convinced that the Christensen Law Firm has exceptional service. I am very thankful with everything they did and the fact that I never had to worry about anything! They gave me solution to my problems and I was satisfied with the results!
Posted by Gail | April 16, 2018
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Eternally Grateful
I received a bill from a medical facility from 2015 for what I thought was a free consult. I contacted The Christensen Law Firm and I can now sleep at night without worrying about my credit rating harmed and not having to shell out what I felt was way too much to pay for a "free" consult of 15 minutes. Thank you Noe, you are the best!
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Posted by Alejandra R. | March 28, 2018
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Excellent Customer Service
I want to take the the time to thank Christensen law firm for giving me advice regarding my case. Although they were unable to help me, I feel like they genuinely cared about me. I will definitely recommend to my family, friends, and coworkers.
Posted by Cesar | March 2, 2018
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Thankful
I want to thank the Christensen Law Firm for all of their help with my case! They always made sure I received constant updates. Thank you!
Posted by Hermes | February 15, 2018
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Excellent Job
Excellent work and dedication from the attorneys at The Christensen Law Firm. I am extremely grateful for their help with my case and their guidance through this experience.
Posted by David O. | February 9, 2018
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Very Pleased
Very pleased with their work. They helped me out with my case and I am very thankful for that.
Posted by Twila Waters | February 9, 2018
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Highly Recommend
Marcela was super nice to work with. She was prompt in returning my calls. She really cares about my case. I highly recommend working with her and the Christensen Law Firm.
Posted by Olvin C. | January 26, 2018
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Great Service
The Christensen Law Firm has great customer service and did a really good job working on my case!
Posted by C. Graves | September 1, 2017
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Amazing Experience
The Christensen Law Firm is awesome!! Their staff is super friendly and very helpful! I will recommend them to all of my friends and family-- Thank you so much!!
Posted by Hesron | August 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased
My wife and I were having difficulties with the insurance company. We hired the Christensen Law Firm and they took care of everything. It was great having an expert handle our case. They met all our needs and answered all our questions.
Posted by Oscar | August 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Stephanie, the Paralegal with Christenson Law Firm has been excellent to work with. She is extremely receptive to all my questions, texts and emails. She responds promptly and is very professional and respectful. She always has my best interest in mind and always knows exactly what the status of my case is. I highly recommend Christensen Law Firm
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Posted by Emily | August 16, 2017
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Satisfied Client
Christensen Law Firm was attentive and worked with me to get the best deal. The multiple follow up were greatly appreciated. They truly care about their clients, big or small.
Posted by Catalina | August 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks so much for the help!
I want to give thanks to everyone at the Christensen Law Firm! They helped me so much with my case. They were attentive to all of my concerns and their staff was always there for me. I would definitely recommend them to anyone I know.
Posted by Jossey | August 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
My current experience with this law firm
I would recommend this law firm to anyone that is in a situation as I am. My lawyer answered all my questions first hand without me actually hiring him first and his paralegal Stephanie Gutierrez was very helpful from the start and also answers all my questions as best as she can.
Posted by Elsar | June 21, 2017
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Elsar
Friends, I recommend you hire these services of the Christensen Law Firm. Since they are very serious and they know what they are doing with the case they are handling for you. For me personally, they helped me out a lot. For that reason I give them thanks. I know that if on any other occasion that I may need their services that I can count on them.
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Posted by LB | October 3, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Auto accident advice
Dan Christensen helped me understand the insurance process after an auto accident that was not my fault. I never thought I would need a personal injury attorney but after my family doctor and chiropractor would not see me unless I was a cash patient, I called Dan. I didn't realize that my own medical insurance wouldn't cover a visit and many medical offices don't like to handle auto accidents. I was in pain and had no idea what to do. Dan was patient, kind, honest and explained why an attorney is sometimes necessary to get necessary medical treatment. I have a new appreciation for personal injury attorneys and recommend Dan Christensen.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • DC Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Texas School Of Law
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Partner
  • The Carlson Law Firm, PC
  • 1998 - 2013
  • Judge Advocate General's Corps
  • U.S. Army
  • 1995 - 1998
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Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Iowa
  • B.B.A.
  • 1991

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Admitted
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Admitted
  • 1994 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • N/A
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Associate
  • N/A
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law
  • N/A
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law
  • N/A
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • N/A
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • N/A
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • N/A
  • U.s. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • N/A
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • N/A
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow
  • N/A
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • N/A
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Inns of Court
  • Robert W. Calvert Chapter
  • N/A
  • Austin Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • N/A
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2011 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2014
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2004
  • AV rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • UT CLE Car Wrecks Seminar
  • Paper: "Deposing the Adverse Medical Expert"
  • 2010
  • State Bar of Texas Legal Assistant's University Annual Seminar
  • Paper: "Preparing to Depose the Adverse Medical Expert"
  • 2010
  • TRIAL
  • There I was, Surrounded by the Enemy (an article on jury selection)
  • 2008
  • ABA Ultimate Trial Notebook
  • Paper: "Voire Dire after Cortez and Hyundai"
  • 2008
  • TRIAL
  • In the Eyes of the Beholder (an article on driver perception-reaction)
  • 2007
  • State Bar of Texas Advanced PI Course
  • Paper: "Voire Dire: Strategies after Cortez and Hyundai"
  • 2007
  • AAJ Trial
  • The Client Who Needed Me Most
  • 2005
  • Am Jur TRIALS
  • Voir Dire in Low Speed Collision Cases - Plaintiff's View
  • 2005
  • TRIAL
  • Select the Right Jury for Your Case
  • 2004
  • AAJ Trial
  • When Poles in the Right-of-way are Wrong
  • 2003
  • Jur Proof Of Facts
  • Proof of the Road Hazard Case
  • 2003
  • AAJ Trial
  • Paving the Way for a Road Hazard Case
  • 2002
  • Trial Counsel, Senior Trial Counsel and Trial Defense Counsel
  • An Equitable Approach to Applying the Attorney Client Privilege to Defunct Lenders
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar
  • Determining Reasonableness of Medical Expenses
  • 2017
  • TTLA Annual Seminar
  • Determining Reasonableness of Medical Expenses
  • 2016
  • TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar
  • Winning Critical Evidentiary Battles with Trial Briefs
  • 2014
  • Permian Basin TLA Meeting
  • Affordably Presenting and Defending Medical Damages
  • 2013
  • Car Wrecks Seminar
  • Winning Critical Evidentiary Battles with Trial Briefs
  • 2012
  • Belli Seminar
  • Getting Extra from the Ordinary
  • 2011
  • Rapid Response Webcast
  • Expert Panel, "Escabedo"
  • 2011
  • Superpower Seminar and Annual Conference
  • Direct Examination of the Treating Doctor
  • 2010
  • May 2009 Meeting
  • Getting Extra from the Ordinary
  • 2009
  • Car Wrecks Seminar
  • Drunk is Different: Prosecuting the DWI Car Wreck
  • 2009
  • Regional CLE Program
  • Getting Extra from the Ordinary
  • 2008
  • Car Wrecks Seminar
  • Voire Dire after Cortez
  • 2006
  • Ultimate Trial Notebook
  • Common Evidentiary Issues and Problems
  • 2005
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Common Discovery Issues in Personal Injury Litigation
  • 2005
  • New Technoques Under HB4
  • Voir Dire after Cortez
  • 2005
  • Legal Assistant's University Annual Seminar
  • Common Discovery Issues in Personal Injury Litigation
  • 2005
  • Car Wrecks Seminar
  • Voir Dire after Cortez
  • 2005
  • Advanced Personal Injury Conference
  • The Law of Voire Dire
  • 2005
  • Car Wrecks Seminar
  • Handling Property Damage Claims
  • 2004
  • Car Wrecks Seminar
  • How to Prosecute the $5-$50k Car Wreck Case
  • 2004
  • Car Wrecks Seminar
  • Overcoming Juror Biases in Auto Cases
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (4)
Endorse Daniel
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan, is an exceptionally gifted lawyer. Smart, extremely competent, and great strategist. I would hire him on any serious personal injury matter and I am a practicing attorney. I have known Dan for over ten years and I am very impressed with his skill set. Besides that, he is a heck of a good guy!!"
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Christensen has the experience you need when dealing with the fallout from a serious truck wreck or construction accident. For over twenty years, Dan has been helping families who have been harmed by another's negligence."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan and I worked on a significant wrongful death case involving the death of man who was killed after he was struck by a forklift. In a short period of time we were able to secure a multi-million dollar settlement to help the client's widow and children. Dan and his whole staff were invaluable. They have the experience and "know how" to get significant cases resolved and I am fortunate to have worked with Dan and his team!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan is a well-prepared and smart lawyer who will leave no stone unturned when preparing a client's case for trial. He is intuitive and likeable by the jury. In short, I endorse him without reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan is the most prepared and professional attorney that I have ever had the privilege of working with. He is intuitive and brilliant. I would not hesitate to litigate any matter with him in the future or to refer any of my clients to him."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan's technical knowledge, trial experience, and collegiality make him a powerful advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is a great lawyer who works tirelessly for his clients. He is a man of high character and is very talented."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is one of the best personal injury attorneys in Texas. He is whip smart and exceptionally talented in the courtroom. He is honest and has wonderful rapport with his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is the best."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan has many years of successful trial experience, and serves his clients with the utmost level of professionalism, respect, and ethics."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and diligent advocate."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I believe Dan's trial experience speaks for itself. In addition to being a great mentor, Dan has a zealous commitment to his clients; one we can all learn from."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is an exceptional lawyer. I have consulted with him on several cases, and he always has well-educated and sage advice."
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Austin Personal injury Lawyer Daniel John Christensen
Daniel John Christensen
Personal injury Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 29 years
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