Daniel J. Christensen

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Austin, Texas

Daniel J. Christensen

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1999

Education: The University of Iowa College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2004


1012 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757 Visit website


Fighting for the rights of those injured by the negligence of another, Daniel J. Christensen is passionate about receiving compensation for clients in cases including construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, animal bites and other general personal injury matters. As the founding attorney at Christensen Law Firm, PLLC, he brings the rigorous, thorough style of representation he gained while working in the military courts. While representing clients in Austin and throughout the state of Texas, Mr. Christensen has tried cases of product defects, medical malpractice, truck and car wrecks, premises liability and negligent security.

Before serving in Fort Hood as an Army Judge Advocate General's Corps attorney, Mr. Christensen earned a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Iowa, and a Juris Doctor from The University of Iowa College of Law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas and The State Bar of California, and has written, taught and spoken to many professional organizations and graduate classes on topics pertaining to personal injury law. He has an Avvo “Superb” rating, and for his adherence to legal ethics and superior skills, Mr. Christensen has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization certified Mr. Christensen in personal injury trial law and the National Board of Trial Advocacy certified him in civil trial law. He is passionate about using his experience as a prosecutor to get the best judgments for his clients in every case, and has tried over 200 cases in court against large and small parties alike.

AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1994, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.texasjustice.com/dan-christensen/

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated Since 2010
  • 10.0 AVVO rating
  •   National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2011-Present
  • Super Lawyers By Thompson Reuters, 2009-Present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2008-Present
  • State Bar of California, 1994
  • President, Capital Area Trial Lawyer's Association, 2010-2011
  • American Inn of Court, Robert W. Calvert chapter
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • State Bar of Texas, 1999
  • Board Member, Texas Trial Lawyer's Association, (TTLA) 
  • Board Member, Austin Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1995
  • Associate Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2011-Present
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • American Bar Association
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2008-Present
  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2005-Present
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speaker, "Winning Critical Evidentiary Battles with Trial Briefs," TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar, March 2014, ,
  • Speaker, "Affordably Presenting and Defending Medical Damages," TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar, March 2013
  • Speaker, "Determining Reasonableness of Medical Expenses in Personal Injury Litigation," TTLA Best Kept Trial Secrets Seminar, February 2013
  • Speaker, "Winning Critical Evidentiary Battles with Trial Briefs," UT CLE Car Wrecks Seminar, August 2012
  • Speaker, "Getting Extra from the Ordinary," SCCTLA "Belli Seminar," October 2011
  • Speaker, Expert Panel, "Escabedo TTLA Rapid Response Webcast," July 2011
  • Speaker, "Direct Examination of the Treating Doctor," TTLA Superpower Seminar and Annual Conference, December 2010
  • Paper, "Preparing to Depose the Adverse Medical Expert," State Bar of Texas, Legal Assistant's University Annual Seminar, September 2010
  • Paper, "Deposing the Adverse Medical Expert," UT CLE Car Wrecks Seminar, August 2010
  • Speaker, “Drunk Is Different: Prosecuting the DWI Car Wreck,” UT Car Wrecks Seminar, August 2009
  • Speaker, “Getting Extra From the Ordinary,” CATLA May 2009 Meeting
  • Speaker, “Getting Extra From the Ordinary,” TTLA Regional CLE Program, 2008
  • Paper, “Voir Dire: Strategies after Cortez and Hyundai,” ABA Ultimate Trial Notebook, September 2008
  • There I Was, Surrounded by the Enemy, (an article on jury selection), Trial, July 2008
  • Paper, “Voir Dire: Strategies after Cortez and Hyundai,” State Bar of Texas Advanced PI Course, August 2007
  • In the Eyes of the Beholder, (an article on driver perception-reaction), Trial, February 2007
  • Speaker, “Voir Dire after Cortez,” UT CLE Car Wrecks Seminar, January 2006
  • Speaker, “Voir Dire after Cortez,” TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar, November 2005
  • Speaker, “Voir Dire after Cortez,” TTLA New Techniques Under HB4, Oct. 2005
  • Speaker, “Common Discovery Issues in Personal Injury Litigation,” State Bar of Texas, Legal Assistant’s University Annual Seminar, September 2005
  • Voir Dire in Low Speed Collision Cases – Plaintiff’s View, 96 Am Jur TRIALS 1, (2005)
  • Speaker, Determining Reasonableness of Medical Expenses, TTLA Annual Seminar, 2016
  • Speaker, “The Law of Voir Dire,” TTLA Advanced PI Conference, April 2005. The Client Who Needed Me Most, Trial, April 2005
  • Speaker, “Common Evidentiary Issues and Problems,” ABA Ultimate Trial Notebook, February 2005
  • Speaker, “How to Prosecute the $5-50K Car Wreck Case,” UT CLE Car Wrecks Seminar, December 2004
  • Speaker, “Handling Property Damage Claims,” TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar, Sep 2004. Select the Right Jury for Your Case, Trial, April 2004
  • Speaker, Determining Reasonableness of Medical Expenses, TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar, 2017
Educational Background:
  • University of Iowa College of Business, BBA, with Honors and Distinction in Finance, 1991

Office location for Daniel J. Christensen

1012 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757

Phone: 512-559-4876


15 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2004

Certificates and credentials

Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Personal Injury Trial Law

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