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Dan D. Schwender

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Mr Dan Schwender is a trial attorney at Foldenauer Law Group with extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in business disputes through all aspects of litigation, trial, and alternative dispute resolution. He is involved in all aspects of the firm’s litigation practice, from initial case strategy through trial, and has substantial experience handling complex business disputes involving claims of professional negligence, unfair competition, breach of contract, fraud, racketeering, intellectual property and trade secret misappropriation, and products liability litigation.

Since joining the firm, Dan has helped to recover millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements and, likewise, successfully defended lawsuits seeking millions of dollars. Dan currently serves as a member in several local legal associations. He is a past board member of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Board of Directors and remains active with the American Inns of Court.

During law school, Dan consistently made the Dean’s List for academic excellence, served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Ruben B. Brooks in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, and also served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Jan Goldsmith (Ret.) in the Superior Court of California. In his spare time, Dan enjoys surfing, camping, and playing games with his family.

Bar Admissions
  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States District Court Southern District of California
  • United States District Court Central District of California
  • The George Washington University Law School – LL.M. – 2010
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law – J.D. – 2007 (summa cum laude)
  • University of Utah - B.S. – 1998
Honors & Awards
  • The Daily Transcript, nominated for Young Attorneys 2013
  • Law Review: Chief Notes Editor 2006-2007; Staff Associate 2005-2006
  • High Grade Awards: Copyright; Advanced Trademark Seminar; IP and Unfair Competition
  • Fellowship and Certificate from the Center for Law, Technology, and Communications
  • Distinguished Honor Roll
  • National Dean’s List
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Superior Court of California 2006 for Small Claims Mediation Volunteer Service
Professional Associations
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member – 2006-2009, 2013-2015
  • San Diego Lawyer: The Journal of the San Diego County Bar Association, Editorial Board – 2014-2015
  • American Bar Association, Member – 2006-2010, 2013
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Member – 2013
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member – 2010-2011
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member – 2009-2010
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law Board of Directors, 2009
  • American Inns of Court, Hon. J. Clifford Wallace Chapter, Associate – 2008-2009


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