Daniel M. Schwartz Associate




Dan Schwartz practices in the area of complex tort and general casualty, focusing on transportation, construction, premises liability, and labor and employment law. Generally, Dan defends high-exposure claims, involving fatal injuries. 

Through his representation of property owners, commercial tenants, national trucking and long-hauling companies, and insurance companies, Dan’s experience spans every aspect of complex tort litigation. He regularly appears in federal and state courts, and before a variety of administrative tribunals. In this regard, while most of Dan’s work is in the civil negligence context, he also defends criminal actions and administrative actions that arise out of motor vehicle accidents. 

Before entering the legal field, Dan was a “ski bum” in Vail, Colorado, and before that spent several years working in public relations and digital marketing. Drawing on his diverse background, Dan approaches legal problems from a business and public relations perspective through a legal lens. In law school, Dan served as editor in chief of the Law Review and was president of two student organizations. He concentrated his work on legal issues that arise in the sports world, focusing on trademarks, copyrights, rights of publicity, antitrust, and labor and employment law. He worked as a student attorney in the Intellectual Property and Transaction Clinic at the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, and he interned for the Dallas Cowboys, under their General Counsel. 

Before joining Wilson Elser, Dan worked in various roles in the New Jersey judiciary, including serving as Pro Bono Counsel for the Honorable Freda L. Wolfson in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and as Judge Wolfson’s extern while in law school. Additionally, Dan clerked in the Civil Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey for the Honorable Gary K. Wolinetz.