Dan ChristensenAttorney

Dan Christensen

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's Awards & Achievements

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's Experience at the Trial Lawyers College

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.

Words from Dan's Clients

"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, and 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."