Daniel C. Schaar

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Santa Cruz, California

Schaar & Silva LLP
Daniel C. Schaar
Schaar & Silva LLP

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in California since: 2008

Education: Santa Clara University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2018

Schaar & Silva LLP

1010 Fair Ave
Ste H
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Visit website


A senior trial attorney and co-founder of Schaar & Silva LLP, Daniel C. Schaar is a compassionate attorney representing the people of California through his firm in San Francisco. He is licensed to practice law in California since 2008 and provides unmatched counsel and advice to his clients in matters involving:

  • Car accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Dog bites
  • Catastrophic brain injury
  • Wrongful death
  • Slip-and-fall injuries

Throughout the years, Mr. Schaar has gained extensive experience and knowledge, and represents his clients in courts throughout the state. He understands how critical time is in certain cases, and personally handpicks the cases he wants to litigate. He makes it his highest priority to give his clients his attention and care. Known for his empathetic nature, he understands his clients’ pain and is able to convince the jurors of the gravity of the victim’s personal losses. He has successfully procured millions of dollars through numerous settlements on behalf of his clients. 

Mr. Schaar graduated from San José State University in 2000, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. And later, he chose Santa Clara University School of Law to pursue his legal studies and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2008. 

Along with receiving endorsements and accolades from his fellow colleagues, Mr. Schaar has also been honored by various organizations. He made it to The National Trial Lawyer’s Top 100 list and also received an award from the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association for his legal excellence. He is rated 9.6 out of 10 on Avvo. 

Mr. Schaar engages as an instructor at the Trial By Human organization, where he shares the tips and knowledge he has obtained over the years with young attorneys. He is a member of the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Consumer Attorneys of California and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. 

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Brain Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2008, California

Professional Webpage: https://schaarsilvalaw.com/our-team/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Capital City Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association, Member
Educational Background:
  • San Jose State University, B.A. Political Science, 2000
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Gerster v. In-n-Out Burger Santa Clara County Superior Court, 2015
  • Zaremoayedi v. Mizrahi.  $350,000, all non-economic damages, verdict for a rear-end crash resulting in soft tissue injuries, 2019
  • Wessling v. Pacific Bell Telephone Company.  $6.8 Million Verdict. Largest reported personal injury verdict in Santa Cruz County History. Largest verdict in California for an injured bicyclist in 2017
  • Gambino v. Cypress Point RE Investors, LLC, Braddock & Logan Services, Inc., 2016
  • Estate of Sidney Lee Gurley v. Michigan Department of Corrections, 2018
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Voir Dire: Laying the groundwork so that you can, Author, Forum Magazine, Consumer Attorneys Of California, 2017
  • Winner, Distinguished Advocate Award, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
  • President, Student Bar Association, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • National Attorney s Top 100 Attorney, 2018
  • Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Attorney of the Year, Santa Clara County Attorney's Association
  • Rising Star, Recognized by Super Lawyers
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Nominee, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 2016, 2018 - 2019

Office location for Daniel C. Schaar

1010 Fair Ave
Ste H
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone: 877-718-8807


6 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2018

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