Daniel W. Hindert


Dan has over 35 years’ experience handling plaintiff personal injury and wrongful death cases for a wide variety of clients, but also defending product liability cases for a select group of self-insured corporate clients. Dan has served as lead plaintiff’s counsel in numerous injury and death cases litigated in state and federal courts throughout the intermountain West, involving recoveries in the range of $1 million to $2.5 million. Dan takes genuine pride in maintaining close personal communication with all of his personal injury clients and establishing a strong working relationship with them.

Dan is co-author of the standard treatise on using structured settlements to resolve civil litigation, Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments (first published by Law Journal Press in 1986 and updated semi-annually to present). Portions of that text are included in the curriculum for obtaining professional certifications such as the Certified Structured Settlement Consultant designation (offered by the National Structured Settlement Trade Association in conjunction with the University of Notre Dame) and the Registry of Settlement Planners (offered by the Society of Settlement Planners in conjunction with Texas Tech University).

Dan has been a member of the Utah State Bar since 1981, and for 20 years has continuously maintained the AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. Dan is a graduate of Williams College (1971 with honors) and Vanderbilt Law School (1981).

Other law-related publications by Dan include: Daniel W. Hindert and Craig H. Ulman, “Transfers of Structured Settlement Payment Rights: What Judges Should Know About Structured Settlement Protection Acts,” ABA Judges’ Journal, Spring 2005, Vol. 44 No. 2, pp. 19-31; Daniel W. Hindert, “Section 468B Settlement Funds: What They Are and When and How to Use Them” available at https://www.terralex.org/publication/ce6e1842dc ; and Daniel W. Hindert, “Building a Tibetan Family’s Home – Pro Bono and Quite by Accident,” Utah State Bar Journal, May 2004, Vol. 17 No. 4.


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