Dan Wilen is an attorney who serves as president and house counsel for Barkley Court Reporters. He received his B.A. from the University of Buffalo in 1961 and his J.D. from N.Y.U. Law School in 1965. He is a member of the New York and California Bars and has been admitted to practice in several federal jurisdictions, including the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Wilen engaged in the practice of general business law, including litigation, for 22 years before joining Barkley in 1987.
In an attempt to strengthen the bond and understanding between the legal and court reporting communities, Mr. Wilen has taught MCLE courses to attorneys regarding the nuances of California deposition procedural law, as well as a brief course on essential practicalities to graduating court reporters at several court reporting schools. In additional to several published letters to the editors of the journals of the California Court Reporters and National Court Reporters association, he has written the following articles: Taking Better Depositions, California Lawyer Magazine (Feb 90) and Depositions and the Legal Secretary, The Legal Secretary (Nov. 90). Having been on both sides of the deposition table and recognizing the need for clarification of certain aspects of the law, he has authored or initiated several bills that ultimately affected various provisions of California Code of Civil Procedure, Section 2025. Additionally, he regularly monitors legislative activity that influences court reporting.
Counsel are welcome to phone him regarding any legal issue relating to court reporting.