Attorney Daniel O. Myers was born in Livonia, Michigan on September 12, 1963. He attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, where he obtained a B.A. in English in 1985 and an M.A in Journalism in 1990. He attended Notre Dame Law School in South Bend, Indiana, where he obtained his J.D. in 1993.
Mr. Myers served as Law Clerk to the Honorable William G. Hussman, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Indiana from 1993 to 1996. In 1996 he became an associate with Dingeman, Dancer & Christopherson of Traverse City, Michigan before moving to South Carolina where he practiced law until 2012. Prior to opening his own practice he was a Member of the law firm of Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook and Brickman in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. In 2012, Mr. Myers returned to Traverse City where he became of counsel to Dingeman, Dancer and Christopherson, while continuing his own law firm, the Law Offices of Daniel O. Myers.
He is a member of the State Bars of South Carolina and Michigan and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts of Eastern and Western Michigan, South Carolina, Northern and Southern Indiana, Southern Illinois, Colorado, Northern Florida, and Western Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to practice in the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuit U. S. Courts of Appeals. Mr. Myers is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the American Association for Justice and the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association.
Mr. Myers concentrates his practice in the area of complex and class litigation and has been appointed lead class counsel or class counsel in numerous state and national class actions representing consumers, obtaining settlements in excess of $100 million. Mr. Myers has also been active in multi-district litigation, most recently in the cases of In re Wachovia “Pick-A-Pay” Mortgage Litigation, MDL No. 2015 and In Re: New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc., Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2419. Some of the cases where Mr. Myers has been named class counsel include:
Dundon v. U.S. Bank, Case No. 01-CV-408-GPM (U.S. Dist. Court, S.D. Ill.), an action brought against the holder of certain second mortgages alleging violations of state law by the originators, settled on behalf of a class of Illinois borrowers for payments of over $25,000 each, for a total settlement of approximately $30 million.
Cates v. U.S. Bank, Case No. 04-6202 (Hennepin Co., MN), a companion case to Dundon, dealing with loans in 20 states settled for approximately $32 million.
Bess v. German American Capital Corp., Case No. 24-C-04-003-888 (Baltimore Co., MD), settled for over $17 million.
Campbell v. The Dillon Law Firm, PC, Case No. 2:10-cv-02044 (U.S. Dist. Court, S.C.), a class action brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Jones v. Novastar Home Mortgage, Inc., Case No. 24-C-04-009317 (Baltimore Co., MD).
Hill v. FirstPlus Bank, Case No. 02CC00296 (Orange Co., CA).