An accomplished litigator, Dan’s resourceful approach to each case has consistently allowed him to deliver impressive results for his clients. At each stage of litigation, he uncovers and synthesizes complex issues, develops creative strategies, and presents the facts and law persuasively in ways that judges and juries clearly understand. Dan’s reputation for tenacious advocacy and strong work ethic has earned him repeat honors as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.
Prior to joining Zausmer, Dan practiced law in New York City, where he defended high-stakes medical malpractice, product liability, and toxic tort matters in state and federal court. He secured many favorable results, including reduced settlements and several successful motions for summary disposition. In one case, Dan secured the dismissal of a high six-figure jury award based on the plaintiff’s expert’s failure to sufficiently demonstrate that the surgeon’s conduct deviated from accepted medical practice.
Dan earned his undergraduate degree from Colgate University and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School, where he served as Articles Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review and as a Fellow with the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law. During law school, he interned with District Court Judge Kiyo A. Matsumoto of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and with the New York County District Attorney’s Office. He also found time to give back to the community as a volunteer advocate with the Unemployment Action Center, a non-profit organization providing free legal representation to individuals denied unemployment benefits.
Dan has been published in the New York State Bar Association Journal and has presented on mass tort causation issues and trends to the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. Outside of the office, Dan is a seasoned world traveler, wine enthusiast, and avid golfer.