Before he became an attorney, Dan Robinson pursued two careers. In his first he professionally performed music and spent about five years of his life with a touring rock band that traveled around the U.S. After that, Dan went back to college at Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he earned degrees in music and electrical engineering.
Dan moved to the Bay Area in 1995 and worked for a series of startups as a programmer and later engineering manager. In 1999, he was in charge of managing the engineering team that developed Quicken, which is the same company that developed TurboTax and Quickbooks.
Three years later, in 2002, Dan began developing his own software product that connected health insurance companies to their customers and other individuals. Intuit invested in the idea, calling it Quicken Medical Expense Manager. The product garnered a lot of attention for Dan, who was the subject of various articles published by The Wallstreet Journal, USA Today, and other national publications.
His drive to develop the product was inspired by the difficulties he faced in dealing with the American healthcare system as a father of a child born in 2000 with special needs. Although Dan was asked to remain on the Quicken Medical Expense Manager project, the very ordeal that inspired him to create the project inspired him to pursue a career in law.
Dan graduated from law school summa cum laude and went on to serve as a law clerk on the federal court for the Central District of California.
After 12 years of serving large corporations in their commercial disputes, Dan opened Dan Robinson Law, P.C. to help small business owners litigate their own disputes. Dan is also expanding his practice to include his original drive to pursue a career in law by helping families of children with special needs get the education plans their children deserve.
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. International Trade Commission
- LA County Bar Association
- Ventura County Bar Association
- California Lawyer's Association (CLA)
- CLA Real Property Section
- American Inns of Court
- Disability Rights Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
Other Legal Associations:
- Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
- “50 Lawyers on the Fast Track,” The Recorder, 2013
- Burton Award for Legal Writing, 2007
- Law Clerk, Hon. Virginia A. Phillips, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2007-2008
- Law Clerk, Minnesota Disability Law Center and Center for Education Law, 2005
- Thomas Lombardi and Dan Robinson, “Intellectual Property Rights in Real Property: How to Avoid Paying Millions to Graffiti Artists,” Real Prop. L. J. (Vol. 37, Issue 2, 2019).
- “Continuing Legal Education course offered by the California Bar Association: Intellectual Property Rights in Real Property: How to Avoid Paying Millions to Graffiti Artists,” March 21, 2019.
- Dan Robinson, “Court of Appeal Further Limits Landlords' Defenses Against Fraud in Leasing,” Cal. Lawyers' Association Real Prop. L. News (July, 2019).
- Dan Robinson, “Fighting for My Son,” California Lawyer Magazine (August 2013)
- Dan Robinson, “Case Study: CLS Bank V. Alice Corp.,” Law360 (July 25, 2012)
- E. Daniel Robinson, Note, “Embracing Equity: A New Remedy for Wrongful Health Insurance Denials,” 90 Minn. L. Rev. 1447 (2006)