Daniel Hoer may be recognized as one of Harris Personal Injury Lawyer’s most-traveled attorneys, but this month he is recognized as the firm’s spotlight attorney.

After attending Brigham Young University, and before becoming an attorney, Daniel spent a year working in China. Daniel attended UC Davis School of Law and excelled as a law student in various ways. In law school, Daniel was a Criminal Law Teaching Assistant for two years; he spent his third year as a court-certified Legal Intern at the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office where he represented clients in court daily. Furthermore, Daniel helped rewrite a textbook used by all first-year law students.

Post law school graduation, Daniel worked as a research assistant for UC Davis School of Law and traveled across India by motorcycle. After finding passion in negotiating, Daniel spent two years working as a Commercial Contracts Negotiator and Data Privacy Specialist for Axiom Global Solutions.

Daniel has been an attorney for Harris Personal Injury Lawyers for almost a year and is one of our leading litigation attorneys in the Bay Area. Daniel is a great addition to our Bay Area legal team and we are happy to have him on board.

 Daniel Hoer, Esq. 


  • Was there someone who influenced you to be an attorney? “No specific person comes to mind but during law school I remember having various alumni come speak to us about what it is like to practice law, and I noticed right away that the trial attorneys were by far the sharpest and most distinguished.  If I had to pick a person who inspired me the most, I would have to say my Dad – not because he is an attorney or even encouraged me to attend law school, but because of the way his mind operates and his ability to handle complex problems.   He is a master negotiator and there have been many times where people mistook him for an attorney.”
  • What schools did you go to? “Weber State University for AA, Brigham Young University for BA, UC Davis School of Law for JD.”
  • What do you like most about being a PI attorney? “So far what I like the most is the fact that I’ve never had a career that has challenged me like this.  It can be intense when you have an individual or entire family depending on you to handle their case effectively and it is very rewarding to fight hard and obtain a good result and know that you did something for them which there is no way they would have been able to do for themselves.”
  • What are you the most passionate about? “If actions speak louder than words I would have to admit that right now I’m most passionate about my career.  But outside of work I am very passionate about being a new father.  I have a 20-month old son who has one of the most amazing vibrant personalities I’ve ever encountered.  Since he has been in the picture, my wife and I have noticed that most of the passions and hobbies from our past life together have taken a backseat, but once our son is a few years older I’m very excited at the idea of taking him with me on adventures and helping him discover his own purpose and passions in life.”
  • What is your philosophy when representing a case? “Make it happen.”
  • Favorite place to vacation? “As to foreign countries, I’ve rarely traveled to the same place twice, but I’ve traveled extensively through India at least three different times and it is such a diverse and amazing country (and massive enough) that I can say I’ll for sure be back again at some point.  As to within the States, our family spends about a week each summer on a houseboat at Lake Powell and it’s one of the most relaxing magical destinations that I look forward to.  And more appropriately labeled as a ‘vacation’.  ;)”
  • Favorite band/concert? “If number of albums purchased (before the days of mp3s) is any indication, then the Grateful Dead is most likely my favorite band.  As for my favorite concert, they are on opposite ends of the spectrum, but I’d say it’s a tie between seeing Emancipator one night in 2012 during my first year at Burning Man, and the first time I saw Tool back in 2001 right after the Lateralus album came out.”
  • A fun fact or something exciting about you or your life/family: “An exciting fact about my life/family is: I obtained my first passport at age two and was blessed with the chance to travel extensively (to over 30 countries by the time I was 18).  My family has been held up at gunpoint in Mexico City, stuck for days without food on a boat that ran out of gas on the way back from Komodo Island, fled from tear gas canisters and violence during riots in downtown Lima, stumbled across a massive Hindu goat-slaughtering festival (Dashain) in the streets of Kathmandu, followed the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, swam with baby seals and marine iguanas in the Galapagos, trekked through the Himalayas, and many more experiences I wouldn’t trade for anything.  I’m super grateful to my parents for blasting apart my comfort zone at a young age and showing me a few corners of this incredible world we live in.”


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