Daniel Dersham, Attorney

Daniel Dersham

Daniel’s practice centers on litigation, with an emphasis on commercial and residential real estate law. His success in Federal and State trials, arbitrations, and mediations has made him a sought after legal adviser not only for corporate clients, but also for homeowners and landlords seeking representation on tenancies under the San Francisco Rent Ordinance. This complex and frequently changing legislation makes Daniel’s specialized knowledge a vital component of their strategy.

Prior to joining Harris Bricken, Daniel was a partner at the San Francisco boutique business and litigation firm of Willey & Bentaleb. Daniel also clerked for the Ohio Attorney General’s Environmental Enforcement Section, and for the Honorable C. Allen McConnell of the Toledo Municipal Court. He also interned with the City of Toledo Department of Law’s Prosecutorial Section.

Before law school, Daniel served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jordan from 2006 to 2008, where he  taught English and worked in youth development. Daniel is a classically trained percussionist, and is proficient in Arabic. On the weekends, Daniel enjoys mountain biking in the Bay Area and backpacking through California’s wilderness.

More About Daniel


Bar Association of San Francisco, Real Property Section

Contra Costa County Bar Association

Treasurer, Kiwanis Club of San Francisco


  • The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Michigan State University, B.A., cum laude, General Business Administration Pre-Law, Honors College

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California


  • Arabic