Daniel Selarz is the founder and managing attorney of Selarz Law Corp., a prominent personal injury firm based in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Selarz focuses on personal injury litigation, particularly in the areas of motor vehicle negligence and premises liability. Since establishing the firm in 2014, Mr. Selarz and his team have amassed over $15 million in verdicts and settlements. The firm was recently recognized as a “10 Best Law Firm” by the American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers, following a $9.5 million settlement on behalf of an injured pedestrian. The result was recognized as California’s fourth-largest personal injury settlement of 2017. As a result of his notable success record, Mr. Selarz was selected as a 2018 Top 40 Under 40 Attorney by the National Trial Lawyers Association and was recently admitted as a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
In addition to his caseload, Mr. Selarz serves as an adjunct associate professor of law at Southwestern Law School, where he teaches Civil Pretrial Practice and has also led seminars for students and faculty members, such as Off the Record with Plaintiffs’ Attorney and Defense Attorneys, Off the Record with Transactional Attorneys, Recent Alumni & How they Found their Jobs, and Excellence in Teaching Workshop: Peer Mentoring-The Faculty Version. Mr. Selarz also manages Selarz Law Corp.’s externship program, which allows one to two law students a semester from schools including UCLA, Loyola Marymount, Southwestern, and Pepperdine, to gain hands-on experience.
Mr. Selarz is a proud member of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, and Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles. He is admitted to practice before all the California Courts and the United States District Court, Central District of California.
Mr. Selarz received his bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2009 and received his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern Law School in 2012, where he earned Dean’s List honors each year. While in law school, Mr. Selarz was selected as a staff member of the Southwestern Law Review and competed on behalf of the school’s Trial Advocacy Honors Program, where his team was a finalist in the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition. He worked as a law clerk for Veatch Carlson throughout his final year of law school and, upon being admitted to the California Bar, began working as an associate in the firm’s Law and Motion Department.
Prior to joining Veatch Carlson, Mr. Selarz externed for the Honorable Otis D. Wright II of the United States District Court, Central District of California and for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Complex Litigation Department.
When he’s not at the office or in the classroom, Mr. Selarz can be found exploring Los Angeles with his English bulldog, Otis, who has become a beloved member of the firm.