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Daniel Carl Schaar

Personal injury Attorney at Campbell, CA

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also known as Dan Schaar

  • State Years
    Texas - TX 4 years
    California - CA 15 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2020
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Daniel

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I am originally from Rapid City, South Dakota, and I moved to the Bay Area in 1995 to attend San Jose State University, and play for the Spartans’ Intercollegiate Men’s Soccer team.  I graduated in 2000 with a degree in Political Science, and during my studies I also became a SCUBA Diving Instructor, as well as a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).  I have always had the travel bug and in 2001 I picked up and moved to the Cayman Islands. 



I spent over three years working in the Cayman Islands as a SCUBA Instructor and boat captain, eventually logging enough sea-time to sit for my examination and earn his United States Coast Guard Charter Boat Captain’s license, as a 50-ton Master.  While in the Cayman Islands I spent over 500 hours volunteering for the Cayman Island Department of Environment assisting in their coral reef preservation project to ensure the health and longevity of the reefs surrounding the island of Grand Cayman.



In 2005, I returned to the Bay Area to attend law school at Santa Clara University.  While attending Santa Clara, I was very active with the Student Bar Association (SBA), and was elected President at the end of my 1st year of law school.  I was instrumental in expanding the volunteer outreach of the SBA and in 2007 I led a group of 15 students to New Orleans to assist that city in its rebuilding efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.



During law school, I participated in a number of Moot Court and Appellate Advocacy competitions and in my 3rd year, I was selected to the Santa Clara Law Trial Team, which was limited to only 10 students.  I also interned with the Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender, which allowed me the opportunity to represent real clients and argue their cases.  All of these experiences led me to conclude that I wanted to be a trial lawyer.   



I have almost of decade of courtroom experience and bring a wealth of knowledge in regard to my role as the Lead Trial Attorney at Schaar & Silva.  My results speak for themselves, having achieved a multitude of six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements, including a $2.8 Million verdict on a slip/fall case in Santa Cruz.  This verdict was one of the largest slip/fall verdicts in California in 2016.  I have also handled, through Binding Arbitration, numerous first-party claims against insurance companies throughout the State of California.



I have developed a personalized, empathetic, and client-centric approach to the representation of my clients.  From the initial meeting through trial, I will spend countless hours with each of my clients, learning about every aspect of their life, in order to better understand the losses they have suffered.  I know that to truly understand a person I must consider things from their point of view, and in a sense to climb into their shoes and walk around in them.  As a result of my commitment to my clients, I am better prepared to tell the story of their losses and what has been taken from them, in order to achieve full and complete justice for them.



I am a Graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming, and am an instructor with Trojan Horse Method, where I travel the country teaching other lawyers the trial skills necessary to achieve full and complete justice for their clients.  



I am a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the Capital City Trial Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Western Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice.  In 2016, I and my partner, Eva Silva were nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association.



In my non-lawyering time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter and our extended family.  We are a very active family, who enjoy traveling, hiking, and working out.  I am an avid photographer, and every once in while, the family travels to a location where I am able to don my SCUBA gear and go diving.



Schaar & Silva LLP
900 E. Hamilton Ave.
Suite. 100
Campbell, CA, 95008

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Work Experience

  • Lead Trial Attorney
  • Schaar & Silva LLP
  • 2017 - Present
  • Instructor
  • Trojan Horse Method
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Van Der Walde & Associates
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Trial Attorney
  • Pedersen Lauderdale
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Paul B. Kemp
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Clerk
  • Law Office of Paul B. Kemp
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Summer Associate
  • Ogier
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Senior Boat Captain
  • Ocean Frontiers
  • 2001 - 2005
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  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2015
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Mission College
  • EMT Certification
  • 2001
  • San Jose State Univ
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wessling v. Pacific Bell Telephone Company, et. al
  • Plaintiff Verdict - $6,789,130.37
  • Gambino v. Cypress Point RE Investors
  • Plaintiff Verdict $2.8 Million
  • Gerster v. In-N-Out Burgers
  • Plaintiff Verdict $168,000
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  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2008 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Nominee
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Santa Clara University
  • 2007
  • SBA President
  • Santa Clara University
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Howell Reductions
  • 2011
  • "Summer Bar Study Program"
  • State Bar Exam Preparation
  • 2009
  • "1L Orientation"
  • 1st Year of Law School Preparation for Family and Partners
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
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Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow member of Justice HQ, I know he is a spectacular personal injury attorney that always puts his clients first."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the sharpest young personal injury attorneys to come along in a long time; very bright and very personable; juries will like him."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I followed Dan's career from Plaintiffs' litigation, to Insurance Defense, and once we had a case together, knew I had to have him on my team. He is now a Partner with the firm!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is an excellent lawyer who combines outstanding professional expertise with a likeable personality that clients, opposing counsel and juries respond well to. Like all good trial attorneys he has a passion for his cases and a genuine interest in his clients that yields great results. In short, Dan is the kind of advocate you want on your side when in matters most."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is one of the best young attorneys in the Bay Area. He is a pleasure to work with. His caring nature and excellent trial skills make him an extremely effective and compassionate advocate for his clients."
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Campbell Personal injury Lawyer Daniel Carl Schaar
Daniel Carl Schaar
Personal injury Attorney
Campbell, CA
Licensed for 15 years
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