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.
- Popovic -v- Comcare  AATA 264
- Hicks -v- Comcare  AATA 271
- Corcoran -v- Tyre Marketers Australia  NSWCA 300
- Burrows -v- Australian Postal Corporation  AATA 447
- Mitchell -v- Comcare  AATA 569
- Lyons -v- Commissioner for Housing  ACTSC 126
- Cairns -v- Woolworths Limited  ACTSC 95
- Abrahams -v- Comcare  FCA 1829
- Barton -v- Comcare  AATA 1907
- Radulovic -v- Comcare  AATA 1052
- S & H Removals Pty Ltd -v- Watson  NSWCCPD 91
- AT -v- Commissioner for Police  NSWCA 131
- Bridges -v- Bridges  NSWSC 1287
- Comcare -v- Broadhurst  FCAFC 39
- Irwin -v- Border Express Pty Ltd  AATA 222
- Pantic -v- Comcare  AATA 340
- O’Connell -v- Comcare  FCA 111
- Comcare -v- Lilley  FCAFC 121
- Shephard -v- FAW Industries Pty Ltd  ACTSC 20
- Henry -v- Comcare  AATA 912
- LP12 -v- The Council of the ACT Law Society  ACTSC 27
- LP12 -v- The Council of the ACT Law Society (No. 4)  ACTSC 117
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation
Inns of Court Gold Coast
Level 1 52 Davenport Street
SOUTHPORT Q 4215
Tel: +61 7 5528 0170
Mob: 0418 865 944
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)
Family Provision and Succession Claims
Alternative Dispute Resolution
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)