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 15 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 even 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.
Experience and Education
Dan received his Bachelor’s degree with Honors and his Juris Doctor with Distinction from the University of Iowa in 1991 and 1994, respectively. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the college’s Journal of Corporate Law during his final year.
After graduating from law school, he served in 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. Largely through his efforts, the firm more than quadrupled in size, case volume and revenue. 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 licensed by the state bars of both California and Texas. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and he is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Additionally, he is an Associate with the American Board of Trial Advocacy.
Dan is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, as well as both the Graduate I and Graduate II courses. Dan has been selected by his peers as a SuperLawyer from 2009-2014 by Thomson Reuters, published in the Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White Inc. for 2015, and named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers in 2011-2013. He holds the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell and has served as an Adjunct Professor in Trial Advocacy at The University of Texas School of Law. Dan has served as a Board Member of The Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and President of the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association.
He has lectured at nearly 20 different venues on a variety of legal topics from voir dire (interviewing and selecting a jury) to DWI car wreck prosecution. Additionally, he has been published in various legal texts and publications by West Publishing, American Association of Justice, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, University of Texas and the State Bar of Texas. He has several professional legal affiliations, such as:
- Thomson Reuters service “SuperLawyer” designation 2009-2014, published in Texas Monthly
- Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White Inc., 2015
- Martindale-Hubbell AV rating (highest rating)
- National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2011-2013
- National Board of Trial Advocacy
- Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- American Board of Trial Advocates
- American Association of Justice
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
- Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, President 2011
Articles Written by Dan Christensen
- Winning Critical Evidentiary Battles with Trial Briefs (TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar, 2014)
- Direct Exam of the Treating Doctor (Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Conference and Superpower Seminars, December 2010)
- Deposing the Adverse Medical Expert (UT School of Law, The Car Crash Seminar: From Sign-Up to Settlement, August 2010)
- Drunk is Different: Prosecuting the DWI Car Wreck (UT School of Law, The Car Crash Seminar: From Sign-Up to Settlement, 2009)
- Voir Dire: Strategies After Cortez and Hyundai (Austin Bar Association Ultimate Trial Notebook, May 30, 2008)
- In the Eyes of the Beholder (Trial magazine, February 2007)
- Common Discovery Issues in Personal Injury Litigation (Legal Assistant’s Division, State Bar of Texas Annual LAU Seminar, 2005)
- The Jury Selection Trial Notebook (Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2005 Advanced Personal Injury Course, April 2005)
- Common Evidentiary Issues and Problems (Austin Bar Association Ultimate Trial Notebook, December 2004)
- Overcoming Juror Bias in Auto Cases (TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar, December 2003)
- Proof of the Roadside Hazard Case (American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts, 3d Series, Vol. 71, January 2003)
Lawyer for Austin Car Accidents
To learn more about why you should hire Dan Christensen, simply call our office or submit a contact form on our website, www.texasinjurylawhelp.com. There is no charge to meet with us, and you do not owe us any fees if the case does not end in your favor.
 Dan maintains his California license in inactive status at this time.