Daniel H. Qualls

Daniel H. Qualls

Mountain View, California

Dan joined Kastner Kim LLP in January 2014. He has been practicing law in the Bay Area since 1982, where he has been an active litigator for 32 years.

Professional Background

Qualls & Workman (1996- 2013), Dan was appointed class counsel in more than 35 cases in state and federal courts. He procured class settlements for more than 50,000 California employees totaling more than $65 million. Dan's appellate practice includes reported wage and hour class action decisions in Reyes v. Macy's, Inc., 202 Cal. App. 4th 1119(Cal. App. 1st Dist. 2011); Kullar v. Foot Locker Retail, Inc., 191 Cal. App. 4th 1201 (Cal. App. 1st Dist. 2011); Bufil v. Dollar Financial Group, Inc., 162 Cal. App. 4th 1193 (Cal. App. 1st Dist. 2008); and, Kullar v. Foot Locker Retail, Inc. 168 Cal. App. 4th 116 (Cal. App. 1st Dist. 2008). Dan successfully prosecuted claims on behalf of former senior executives for wrongful termination and failure to pay earned compensation and failure to issue vested stock shares. Dan also regularly provided counseling to employees with respect to prospective employment agreements and confidential severance contracts.

Kaplan, Russin & Vecchi International Law Counselors (1984 – 1996)

Partner: 1990 – 1996; Associate: 1984 – 1990

Dan was responsible for prosecuting civil actions from inception to trial. The cases he prosecuted included actions for breach of contract, fraud, and employment actions on behalf of former employees.  At the Kaplan firm, Dan was head of the litigation group. His successful jury verdicts included a $12 million plaintiff's verdict for general and punitive damages against a title insurer for fraud and bad faith; a $1.2 million verdict for general and punitive damages against a grand-daughter of William Randolf Hearst for wrongful termination, sexual harassment/FEHA claim; and, a $2.4 million verdict against TY Lin, International, Inc., for breach of an employment contract.


Dan is a glass artist who has donated his glass fusion pieces to the annual Muir Beach Arts Festival to support the Muir Beach Community Center. He is an avid hiker and body surfer and a devoted father to Dylan. Dan indulges his inner child with his vintage Lionel train collection which Dan operates on 350 feet of track.

Areas of Practice

  • Wrongful Termination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1982
  • George Washington University
    • B.A. - 1978