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Daniel R Warner

Litigation Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

4.7   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2008
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2018

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    I am the firms litigation partner and have litigated cases throughout the world. I handle primarily internet defamation cases, but also litigate business disputes, trademark disputes, and real estate claims.

    15 years

  2. Business

A founding partner at the Kelly / Warner law firm, Dan Warner is an attorney who can assist you with anything from bankruptcy to defamation to real estate negotiations to business contract drafting.


Thanks to his photographic memory, Mr. Warner is able to quickly analyze cases from every possible angle and swiftly identify the best possible solution for his clients.


A Law Review writer and highly decorated legal acamedician, Dan Warner has a top-notch legal mind you'll want on your side.


Kelly / Warner, PLLC
8283 N. Hayden Rd.
Suite 229
Scottsdale, AZ, 85258

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Posted by Chris | September 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Contract Negotiation
I can not say enough of how great Mr. Warner is. He is professional but took a personal interest in my case. He devised a strategy that worked brilliantly. I was wronged and he helped right it for me. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Ken | November 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did a Great job for me !
I am an owner and operator of multiple retail stores. I hired Daniel Warner of Kelly / Warner,, to pursue litigation against a competitor that was defaming my business and products, as well as wrongfully engaging in false advertising and flagging my ads on Daniel Warner did the exact opposite of what most lawyers would do under the circumstances, which would be to gladly accept my money to pursue a long and expensive lawsuit. Instead, Dan Warner talked me out of filing a lawsuit and got the case settled very inexpensively. Also, unlike the very limited “gag order” I would have obtained in court, my competitor faces serious consequences for a wide array of any wrongful conduct in the future and should never bother me again. I’ve worked with big and prestigious law firms more than once, and I’m pleased to have found Daniel Warner. He’s great guy and an excellent lawyer who truly wants to help his clients, not just bill them for as much as he can.
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Posted by Kenton | July 1, 2015
Great Lawyer!
I have worked with Dan Warner on multiple Internet-related cases. I found his knowledge of the law and ability to find creative solutions for his clients very compelling. I was also impressed by how forceful he can be with opposing counsel and parties when he needs to be.
Posted by Nick | January 16, 2014
An Excellent Attorney I Trust
Dan has worked with me on several different actions in different avenues of my business. From business, lease and purchase contracts, to aggressive demand letters to companies and banking institutions, to representing my company in state and federal court cases that require a very thorough understanding and application of relevant law and case study work. Hundreds of hours of work and I have always been impressed from the day I was introduced to him. It is truly a pleasure to work with someone who you can honestly tell is doing what is best for you and is able to see things from multiple angles. I would highly recommend Dan to anyone who is in need of a world-class attorney.
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Posted by Thomas | May 28, 2013
Aggressive, efficient, reasonable and effective!
We have worked with Daniel for the past 2 years going through a very difficult process of restructuring - which he guided us step by step. His ability to handle our situation with expert knowledge and perseverance is to be commended! One of the many attributes that impressed us the most was his accessibility - whenever we had questions or concerns, he always took the time to speak with us directly and not pass us off to someone else in his firm. We cannot express enough gratitude for all that Dan did for us - so if you're looking for an attorney that is aggressive, efficient, reasonable and EFFECTIVE, he is the BEST man for the job.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2013
Daniel was terrific
We used Dan to sort out a stack of defamation issues. Dan and his staff were professional and empathetic - they sorted it out proficiently and secured us a great outcome. It was evident they know this space well and they were able to put in place a course of action that was ultimately successful
Posted by Jerry | April 8, 2013
During a very difficult time in my family's life, He was there and handled everything to my Family's needs.
Mr Warner had his hands full with my situation and always kept my best interest at the forefront. He demonstrated character, professionalism, and most of all, his willingness to work with me during all hours of the day or night. I had a very unique situation at hand and he was there, every step of the way. He got to know my needs and wants, understood my goal and helped me make clear choices during the process. I will be using him forever for many things since his professionalism and ideas clearly showed me he was competent and the best man for the job at keeping my needs first.
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Posted by Family Media LLC | April 4, 2013
Daniel Warner is the only lawyer I trust. He always delivers.
Doing business can be messy without good contracts, so when we need one written, we turn to Daniel Warner. He has helped us settle bad relationships and start new ones. Dan is easy to get hold of on the phone and always helps us understand the law and answers our questions clearly.
Posted by kyle | April 3, 2013
Dan is what an attorney should be.
I have worked with over 100 attorneys in my life and profession.Dan Warner has been one of the best. Dan has worked on three issues for us. A bussiness matter, insurance and financial.The man is a proffesional in all areas and that includes the people he has chosen to work with. Dan and his staff have been timely, efficient, informative and personable. Dan has been the right mix of being aggressive, but reasonable in all our dealings. I have always been pleased with the outcome he has achived for my family and I. He has been extremely effective, but reasonable with what he charges. He obviously is very efficient with his time, yet he finds the time to keep in touch and guide you through what ever you are dealing with.This is so nice and helps lower the stress, that you are currently in. The fact that he is able and willing to explain what is unknown to you, but very familiar to him and know he has a handle on it, is priceless. In negotiations or court appearances you want your attorney to have a good presence, Dan has the right swagger about him. In every profession you have skilled people that rise to the top of their profession and those are the people you want to work with and Dan is in the elite group. I can tell you it was a pleasure and a good experience hiring Mr. Warner and I do not think most people could say that about their attorney. I have no problem refering him to friends, family and associates. If the need arises, I will hire him again.
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Posted by B Douglas Daugherty | April 3, 2013
B Douglas Daugherty PHD
Although my case has yet to be resolved Dan continues to go the extra mile in an extremely tough case against a monstrous opponent.
Posted by Stellar Graphix Inc | April 2, 2013
The Right Man and Firm for the Job!
I was involved in a lawsuit and sought Dan out. After speaking with him I decided to proceed with his firm. Dan always had my best interests in mind and offered me several different options or courses of action. He kept in mind the tightness of my budget and worked with me through out the case. Everything he said he did. Based on the professionalism and the everything from top to bottom that was covered and handled, I chose to continue to use his firm for all of my future business legal needs. I would recommend this firm to any collegue or friend and be confident to know that their legal matters were handled with the same care, professionalism, intelligence and quickness that mine was handled with.
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Posted by Brian | April 2, 2013
Does what he says he'll do
Dan has worked on a number of business transactions and contracts for me. He understands the transactions quickly and is able to come up with strong solutions without much explaining. He takes my call when I need to talk to him and he does a good job managing expectations. He knows what he's doing and he follows through.
Posted by Shawn Rouse | April 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Waste of Time and Money - Shocked at lack of professionalism.
Need Defamation lawyer. Paid for 1 hour Consultation. Submitted All supporting documentation and Collateral. Didn't bother to open even when I was during the consultation. Asked him 3 times. Based on AZ requirements, I satisfied all components. I ended the call after 30 minutes. If he wasn't going to take interest in my case, why bother. Its only my livelihood and Profession destroyed. Glad everyone else had a good experience. Buyer Beware.
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AVVO RATING 5.9 (Average)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018.

Admonition and Probation issued in AZ, 2018
updated on 10/04/2018

An admonishment means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. While on probation, the State monitors the attorney's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.


  • Thomas M. Cooley
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • The Importance of Client Privacy


  • Arizona Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Research and Writing Book Award
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2008
  • Property 2 Book Award
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2008
  • Civil Procedure 2 Book Award
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2008
  • Pretrial Skills Book Award
  • Thomas M. Cooley
  • 2008
  • Equity and Remedies Book Award
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Merit: Civil Procedure II
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Merit: Constitutional Law I
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Merit: Equity & Remedies
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Merit: Evidence
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Merit: Pre-trial Skills
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Merit: Property II
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Merit: Research & Writing
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2008
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  • Website
  • Arizona Bankruptcy for Businesses
  • 2011
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law Review
  • Senior Editor
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Daniel
Libel and slander Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Daniel is an expert in Internet defamation and related claims. He can handle simple and complex matters at the pre-litigaton and litigation stages. He understands important legal issues such as defamation per se and per quod distinctions, personal jurisdiction, First Amendment defenses, qualified privilege defenses, and Communications Decency Act defenses. I refer clients to him routinely. I endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"After working with Dan for a couple of years, I realized that he was clearly a very skilled attorney that would benefit my practice. His litigation skills and knowledge of business law are why he was brought on as a partner with the practice. As head of our litigation and business law departments, the sky is the limit for our firm."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan is one of the fiercest, most aggressive civil litigators I know. As a client and fellow lawyer Dan has assisted me in several matters. I recommend him without hesitation."
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Scottsdale Litigation Lawyer Daniel R Warner
Daniel R Warner
Litigation Attorney
Scottsdale, AZ
Licensed for 15 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018. See details