Hansen, Kohls, Sommer & Jacob, LLP

Daniel W. Robertson


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Daniel W. Robertson engages in a civil litigation practice emphasizing professional malpractice defense and business litigation. Mr. Robertson joined Hansen, Kohls, Sommer & Jacob, LLP as an associate attorney in August 2017.

Mr. Robertson began his civil litigation practice as an associate with Hiroshima, Jacobs, Roth & Lewis, ALC where he gained experience in employment law, negligent supervision, and breach of contract cases. In 2014, he moved to Young, Minney & Corr, LLP where he represented California public charter schools with an emphasis on nonprofit corporate law, board governance, public agency legal compliance, and facilities use and leases.

Previously, Mr. Robertson served as a legal extern for federal court judges in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Honolulu. While serving in these positions, he observed how court decisions are made and learned what matters to federal court judges in practice.

Daniel graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate and a Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution. During his time in law school, Daniel was an associate editor on the Pepperdine Law Review and won the award for Best Student Article. He also participated in the Pepperdine Special Education Advocacy Clinic, which represented special education students under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act. Additionally, he mediated over twenty cases in Los Angeles County courts through the Straus Institute Mediation Clinic. Daniel previously earned a B.A. with honors from the University of California Santa Barbara where he majored in analytical philosophy.