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Dan Kramer is a trial lawyer who specializes in litigating catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death matters as well as representing employees and employers in labor and employment matters. Dan has obtained eight jury verdicts as lead counsel, all victories on behalf of his clients. Multiple verdicts were featured in both The Daily Journal and Verdict Search. He also achieved over 200 favorable resolutions on behalf of his clients through settlement, mediation, and arbitration. Early in his career, Dan tried one of the first cases in Los Angeles County history to embrace a controversial new law regarding the recoverability of health insurance payments in personal injury actions. Recently, Dan obtained a $3 million settlement on behalf of the family of a WWII veteran who was tragically killed when a truck owned by a large grocery store chain ran a red light and crushed their husband and father to death. In 2013, he was honored as a “Top Attorney” in personal injury and employment law by Pasadena Magazine, which reached out to thousands of lawyers from all over the Los Angeles and Pasadena area to vote for the “most esteemed and highly regarded attorneys” in their chosen fields where Dan was distinguished for his “exceptional service” in his specialties.
He is an adjunct professor at Southwestern Law School where he teaches Law Firm and Civil Litigation practice at the Graduate Legal Academic Program. Before founding KHS, Dan honed his courtroom skills at one of the preeminent trial firms in Los Angeles, predominantly representing civil defendants. Dan has also worked at a top employment and entertainment firm representing plaintiffs in civil actions.
Dan is a founder of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Personal Injury Section which he will chair in 2015, and was recently elected as the youngest member of the Southwestern Board of Directors.
Dan Kramer earned his J.D. from Southwestern Law School, where he served as Lieutenant Governor of the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division, Chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee, and Vice President of the Public Policy Group. Dan graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Dan is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Inn of Court, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel Board of Directors 2012-14, Southwestern School of Law Young Alumni Association President 2012-13, American Bar Association, Southwestern Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors, and Beverly Hills Bar Association Personal Injury Committee Founding Member. Dan is also a frequent lecturer and has published a number of articles in various legal journals.