Dan Schanz

DRS Photo 2E-mail: dan@schanzlawler.com

AV Preeminent Rating Martindale Hubbel

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

2018 Testimony Before OR House Judiciary Committee Regarding Increase in Judicial Salaries

Union Gospel Mission – Salem

Recent Publications

Is Stare Decisis Dying in Oregon, The Verdict, 2014, Issue 2

Amendments to Disciplinary Rule 8.4 Open For Debate, The Verdict, 2014, Issue 3

Think Before You Post – Keeping Listserv Communications Confidential, The Verdict, 2014, Issue 4

Dan grew up on a small farm in Michigan. He is married to Becky, and they have four children: Danny, Hannah, Ellie & Ben. They enjoy spending time on their farm in Amity, Oregon, and are actively involved in their local church and community.

Dan graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia with a B.A. in Finance (Magna Cum Laude) in 1989. He graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan (Magna Cum Laude) in 1994.

Dan began his legal career as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Judge Edmonds at the Oregon Court of Appeals. In 1996, he joined Spooner & Much, P.C. In 2013, he and Jim Lawler formed Schanz Lawler, P.C. Dan has tried multiple jury trials and hundreds of arbitrations. He also represents clients before the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court. Dan was admitted to practice in the State Courts of Michigan in 1994. His practice is now exclusively in the State Courts of Oregon and the U.S. Federal District Court.

Dan has also been a speaker on a number of legal topics. He has authored various articles on defense of first-party cases and personal injury medical issues. Since 1996, Dan has been a proud member of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC), which is an organization of approximately 700 Oregon attorneys who defend individuals and businesses in civil litigation. He served as the President of OADC for 2014. He also serves on the Board for the Union Gospel Mission in Salem, which provides shelter and food for the homeless.