Our Firm

< Back to the Attorney Directory

Dan Palmer

Daniel Palmer


Daniel Palmer is a partner in the Fort Wayne, Indiana office. Dan concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation defense, third-party defense of insureds, insurance coverage disputes and corporate disputes. He is also favorite mediator in Northeast Indiana. He practices in state and federal courts handling trials, summary judgment hearings, mediations and arbitrations. Dan also helped found and run a technology and software company. Mr. Palmer received his B.S., cum laude, from Butler University in 1988 followed by his Doctorate of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law in 1991.

When not practicing law, Dan enjoys volunteering at his church, traveling and cheering on his son’s football and baseball teams, the Fort Wayne TinCaps and the Butler Bulldogs,  Dan is married to Leslie Palmer.  Dan and Leslie have one son, Luke.

Practice Emphasis

  • Mediation
  • Insurance Defense Litigation 
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Corporate Defense

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Allen County Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section Chair 2011-2014
  • Allen County Rules Committee 2014
  • Indiana Business Courts Formation Committee 2013-2014
  • Trial Lawyers Section Treasurer 2017-2018

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana


  • Butler University, B.S., cum laude, 1988
  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991

Additional Experience / Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbel AV Preeminent Rating
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in Indiana
  • Fort Wayne Top Lawyers
  • Willard Eason Chemistry Award


  • ACBA Allen County Bench/Bar Conference 2009 “Knowledge is Power: Practicing Law in the Internet Age,”
  • ACBA Allen County Bench/Bar Conference 2010 “Computers in Your Daily Practice: A Primer for the Non-Geek,”
  • Fort Wayne Insurance Adjusters Association 2010 “Inbox Zero,”
  • ACBA Seminar 2011 “30 Tips and Sites in 60 Minutes,”
  • ACBA Seminar 2011 “Reducing Roadblocks to Pre-Suit Claim Resolution,”
  • Fort Wayne Insurance Adjusters Association 2011 “Damages for Wrongful Death (or injury to a child),”
  • ACBA Allen County Bench/Bar Conference 2012 “Hollywood Legal Ethics,”
  • ACBA Allen County Bench/Bar Conference 2013 “Hollywood Legal Ethics II: The Sequel,”
  • ACBA Technology and the Law Seminar “30 Legal Websites in 60 Minutes,” and “Phones, Tablets and Apps for Attorneys,”
  • ACBA Allen County Bench/Bar Conference 2014 “Hollywood Legal Ethics III”,
  • Allen County Local Civil Rules Introduction Seminar 2014 “Finding People and Information About Them Using Just the Internet,”
  • ACBA Insurance Industry Presentation 2016: “Diminution in Value Claims”,
  • ACBA Allen County Bench/Bar Conference 2016 “Dear Dan, I’ve got an ethical dilemma. What would Dan do?”,
  • ACBA Trial Section 2016 “Ethics and Technology: Your Ethical Obligations in the Age of Technology”,
  • ACBA Allen County Bench/Bar Conference 2018 “Ethics Quiz”

Ready to learn more?

At HSK, effective communication skills and the ability to find successful solutions to clients' problems through knowledge, integrity, experience and efficiency are our hallmarks. And, with offices in Fort Wayne, South Bend and Indianapolis, our team is available wherever and whenever you need us.