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Daniel Benjamin Chammas

Litigation Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2014

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A partner at the Los Angeles office of Ford Harrison, LLP, attorney Daniel Chammas has broad experience in employment law and class action defense. As a member of Venable’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, he represents media production studios, major consumer goods and services providers, and other companies against consumer class actions and an extensive range of employment claims, from sexual harassment to unpaid wages. Daniel Chammas also advises clients in various employment matters, such as leave and disability guidelines, wage and hour law compliance, and employee dismissal.

Prior to joining Venable, Dan Chammas spent 17 years handling employment law and class action suits at Venable LLP and McDermott Will & Emery LLP. Over the course of his career, he has defeated class certification or achieved favorable resolution in all manner of employment disputes. Daniel Chammas has successfully defended clients in such notable class actions as a disability discrimination suit brought by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and an alleged wage and hour violation claim against a multinational wireless tracking company tried before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Before beginning his career, Dan Chammas graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a BA in political science and earned a JD from Stanford University Law School.


Ford Harrison
350 South Grand Ave
Suite 2300
Los Angeles, CA, 90071
McDermott Will & Emery
2049 Century Park East
38th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90067-3218
Daniel Benjamin Chammas
2523 Almaden Ct
Los Angeles, CA, 90077-2520
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Posted by Jim | January 13, 2016
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Smart and Responsive
Dan did two things that really impressed me. First, he understood and grasped the legal issue quickly and with ease. Second, he always either personally picked up his phone when I called or called me back within the hour. I am so impressed!
Posted by Heather | January 12, 2016
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Efficient service!!
Mr. Chammas advised our company on addressing a situation with an employee out on disability leave. He gathered all the facts, reviewed all of the documents, advised us every step of the way, helped us through a sticky termination, and stayed well under the initial budget he provided us with. I now go back to Mr. Chammas for all of our employment needs.
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Posted by Alex | October 1, 2015
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Tremendous advocate
I am so impressed they way Daniel jumped into and took over a case where we were in desperate need of a fighter. He understood the case quickly and resolved it to our satisfaction v


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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014.

Public reproval with/duties issued in CA, 2014
updated on 07/15/2014

A censure or reprimand issued by the Supreme Court or the State Bar Court that is not a matter of public record unless imposed after the initiation of formal disciplinary proceedings. No period of suspension is imposed. The reproval may be imposed with duties or conditions.

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ford Harrison
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Venable
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • 1999 - 2009


  • Stanford Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996


  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2007
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  • Daily Journal
  • Attorney Fees Provision May Not Be As Powerful As You Think
  • 2012
  • Daily Journal
  • Say Goodbye to Wage-and-Hour Class Actions
  • 2011
  • Daily Journal
  • When It Comes to Arbitration Agreements, Less Is More
  • 2011
  • Society for Human Resource Management newsletter
  • Bracing for Brinker - What Employers Should Do While They Await California Supreme Court Ruling On Meal Breaks
  • 2010
  • workforce management online
  • Employers and the Prevention of Workplace Violence
  • 2010
  • Daily Journal
  • Hindsight Is Always 20/20: Preventing Workplace Violence
  • 2009
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Settling Calif. Class Actions: Will Somebody Take Our $5 Million ... Please?
  • 2009
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Workweek Can Finally Be Shortened for Exempt Employees in Calif.
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Four-Part Virtual Boot Camp Series
  • Overtime Exemptions
  • 2009

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Los Angeles Litigation Lawyer Daniel Benjamin Chammas
Daniel Benjamin Chammas
Litigation Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 24 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014. See details