Daniel P. Schaefer
Daniel is a trial attorney. His significant litigation experience spans many subject areas in trial and appellate courts. Clients rely on Daniel because of his wealth of knowledge, elite litigation skills, and sound advice. He works tirelessly to help his clients develop winning strategies to resolve their disputes efficiently and successfully.
Before joining Esbrook P.C., Daniel served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. In that role, he represented the United States, federal agencies, and officials as lead defense counsel in hundreds of civil matters. Daniel’s practice as a Civil AUSA emphasized complex defensive litigation, class actions, labor and employment, whistleblower suits, constitutional claims, civil rights, torts, administrative actions, immigration, freedom of information and privacy, and national security law. He has first-chaired jury trials and argued cases on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Daniel received numerous merit-based awards from the U.S. Attorney for exceptional achievement and public service throughout his six years as a Civil AUSA.
Previously, Daniel was a Litigation Associate in the Antitrust and Financial Services Practice of Dickstein Shapiro LLP in Washington, DC. Daniel’s work for the firm primarily focused on representing corporate plaintiffs who were victims of price-fixing cartels in complex antitrust litigation. In addition to his antitrust work, Daniel represented companies and individuals in litigation matters and insider trading proceedings.
Outside the courtroom, Daniel enjoys coaching youth sports and playing guitar. He lives with his family in Alexandria, Virginia.