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Daniel S. Trimmer

Charlotte Office

Daniel S. Trimmer focuses his practice on general civil litigation with concentrations in food safety and product recalls, products liability litigation, and catastrophic tort cases. Dan has experience defending a major big-box retailer and a food manufacturer as defendants in class actions and in numerous individual filed cases in federal and state courts with eight-figure exposure relating to a food-borne outbreak of Hepatitis A in nine Western states. He has successfully represented numerous clients in the food, restaurant and hospitality industries. Dan also served as lead co-counsel in the defense of a parachute manufacturer in a wrongful death lawsuit litigated in federal court. The case was successfully settled for the client.

Dan represents closely held and publicly traded companies in state and federal courts and in arbitrations. He works with clients to rapidly respond to incidents and sensitive government investigations on regulatory matters. Dan has handled all facets of complex civil litigation, including dispositive motions practice, electronic discovery, alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, and bench and jury trials.

Dan works with clients to quickly and accurately assess all aspects of pending or potential litigation and to provide value-oriented strategies at each stage of the litigation process. His experience includes aviation litigation, construction defects and disputes, product and catastrophic tort liability, wrongful death litigation, subrogation, premises liability, trade secret disputes, insurance, land use, and contract and business disputes.

During law school, Dan was a semi-finalist in the American Bar Association's Regional Client Counseling Competition.

Shown below is a selection of Daniel’s engagements.

Daniel S. Trimmer


  • JD, University of Richmond School of Law
  • BS, Georgia Institute of Technology, with honors

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • US Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • US District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • US District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • US District Court, Western District of North Carolina


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar