Dana Haver is a licensed California attorney who currently focuses on family law and landlord-tenant disputes. Ms. Haver obtained her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from California Western School of Law in San Diego. Some of Ms. Haver’s law school academic achievements include (1) graduating in the top 10% of her class, (2) receiving a Dean’s Honor List Award for three semesters, (3) receiving an honors designated concentration in Employment Law, and (4) receiving the Highest Grade Award in Advanced Negotiation, Legal Writing and Ethics, Children and the Law, and Bankruptcy. In addition, Ms. Haver received a Wiley E. Manuel Award for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services to modest means clients while working as a legal intern for San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (SDVLP).
Ms. Haver previously worked as an elementary school teacher for a north county school district for 9 years. She became inspired to earn a law degree while serving on the teachers’ association collective bargaining team. In addition to a law degree, Ms. Haver holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a California Teaching Credential from California State University San Marcos.
Since becoming a licensed attorney, Ms. Haver chose to return to SDVLP. Currently, Ms. Haver provides services for SDVLP’s Temporary Restraining Order Clinic, Family Law Clinic, and Unlawful Detainer (Eviction) Clinic. Ms. Haver has selected the areas of landlord-tenant issues and family law because of her desire to help support clients through difficult times while ensuring that their interests are fully protected. When she is not practicing law, Ms. Haver enjoys sailing, traveling, and spending time with her family.