Dan Steiner 2020-02-27T01:14:23+00:00

Project Description

Mr Dan Steiner

Dan was called to the Bar in 2019 after gaining over 20 years of litigation experience as a solicitor.

Dan is available to accept briefs to appear in Southport, Coolangatta, Beenleigh, Brisbane, Tweed Heads, Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Lismore and Ballina.


Appearances at Court, Mediations or Conferences:

Per Day $2,200.00 (incl GST)

Per Half Day $1,320.00 (incl GST)

Reading, Preparation, research, drafting, views, and Advice: $275.00 per hour, or part thereof (incl GST).


Dan holds qualifications in Business, Accounting and Law.

After completing his Bachelor of Laws degree, Dan commenced employment as the managing law clerk of a mid-sized law firm in Canberra and completed his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Australian National University.

In 1998, Dan was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the ACT and the High Court of Australia and shortly thereafter, the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Subsequent to admission as a Barrister and Solicitor, Dan commenced practice as a partner and director of Capital Lawyers.

Under Dan’s leadership, Capital Lawyers grew from a small legal practice to a national law firm, servicing many thousands of clients in a variety of legal areas. Dan worked as the Managing Partner / Director of Capital Lawyers for over 20 years, gaining valuable experience in both operating a modern business and practicing law in many legal and geographic areas.

As the managing director of Capital Lawyers, Dan practiced extensively in litigation, particularly, personal injury litigation, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, property litigation, administrative law, criminal law and estate litigation.

In 2006, Dan relocated to the North Coast of New South Wales and continued to practice law in the ACT, NSW and Queensland.

In 2018, Dan became a Nationally accredited mediator.

Dan’s accreditation as a mediator is the culmination of many years’ mediation practice as a solicitor, in which time Dan had become a passionate advocate of alternative dispute resolution and mediation.

In that time, Dan has attended in excess of 300 mediations as a solicitor.

Dan has over 20 years’ experience in assisting people to find innovative and practical solutions to a myriad of legal problems and disputes and brings an open mind and the necessary skills and demeanour to achieve the best possible outcomes for the parties to a dispute, irrespective of the issues involved.

Dan strives to be professional, understanding and is very dedicated, whilst maintaining unwavering ethical standards.

A copy of Dan’s CV can be downloaded here.

Notable Cases

  • Popovic -v- Comcare [2000] AATA 264
  • Hicks -v- Comcare [2000] AATA 271
  • Corcoran -v- Tyre Marketers Australia [2001] NSWCA 300
  • Burrows -v- Australian Postal Corporation [2002] AATA 447
  • Mitchell -v- Comcare [2003] AATA 569
  • Lyons -v- Commissioner for Housing [2004] ACTSC 126
  • Cairns -v- Woolworths Limited [2005] ACTSC 95
  • Abrahams -v- Comcare [2006] FCA 1829
  • Barton -v- Comcare [2007] AATA 1907
  • Radulovic -v- Comcare [2008] AATA 1052
  • S & H Removals Pty Ltd -v- Watson [2009] NSWCCPD 91
  • AT -v- Commissioner for Police [2010] NSWCA 131
  • Bridges -v- Bridges [2010] NSWSC 1287
  • Comcare -v- Broadhurst [2011] FCAFC 39
  • Irwin -v- Border Express Pty Ltd [2011] AATA 222
  • Pantic -v- Comcare [2011] AATA 340
  • O’Connell -v- Comcare [2013] FCA 111
  • Comcare -v- Lilley [2013] FCAFC 121
  • Shephard -v- FAW Industries Pty Ltd [2014] ACTSC 20
  • Henry -v- Comcare [2016] AATA 912
  • LP12 -v- The Council of the ACT Law Society [2018] ACTSC 27
  • LP12 -v- The Council of the ACT Law Society (No. 4) [2018] ACTSC 117
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation


Inns of Court Gold Coast

Level 1 52 Davenport Street

Tel: +61 7 5564 0233
Mob: 0418 865 944





Admission Dates

High Court of Australia – 1998
ACT Supreme Court – 1998
NSW Supreme Court – 1998
Qld Supreme Court – 1998

Principal Areas of Practice

Personal Injury Litigation (motor vehicle accidents, workers compensation, medical negligence, public liability, Comcare)

Criminal Law (incl. appeals)

Commercial Litigation

Family Provision and Succession Claims


Administrative Law

Employment Law

Family Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Professional Qualifications

Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Southern Cross University – 1995

Bachelor of Laws (Graduate), University of New England – 1997

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University – 1998


NSW Independent Legal Assistance and Review Service (ILARS)
Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS)