Daniel H. Rylaarsdam

Biography

Dan Rylaarsdam has more than 19 years of litigation experience. He focuses on negotiating and obtaining insurance benefits for corporate and individual policyholders in a broad range of complex, multi-million-dollar insurance coverage matters through litigation, mediation, and facilitated settlement.

Dan’s insurance recovery and litigation experience includes diverse first- and third-party disputes in California and around the nation involving directors’ and officers’ liability, entertainment claims, errors and omissions claims, first-party property/business interruption losses, commercial general liability policies, cyber risks, construction defects/additional insured issues, employment practices liability, and intellectual property claims. He also conducts insurance policy audits during underwriting and after placement to maximize his client’s potential for insurance recovery.

Dan is active in the American Bar Association Litigation Section. He formally served as the co-chair of the Excess and Umbrella Subcommittee of the Section’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee and as the Committee’s co-editor-in-chief.

Dan has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© Insurance Law list from 2020 to 2022.

Recognitions

  • 2020–2022, Insurance Law, listed in Best Lawyers®

Affiliations

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
Professional Activities

Dan is a member of various associations, notably:

American Bar Association

  • Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Subcommittee, Member
  • Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Subcommittee, Excess and Umbrella Subcommittee, Co-Chair 
  • Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Subcommittee, Co-Editor-In-Chief (2015–2018)

Beverly Hills Bar Association

  • Insurance Law Committee, Member (2015–2018)

San Diego County Bar Association

  • Insurance/Bad Faith Law and Construction Law Sections, Member (2009–2013) 
  • Insurance/Bad Faith Law Section Advisory Board, Member (2011–2013)

Credentials

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California

Education

  • Loyola Law School, JD
  • University of California-Riverside, BS