Dan Zmijewski

Dan is a first generation American and the first lawyer in his family. For more than fifteen years, Dan has represented individuals and corporations in state or Federal courts. After graduating in the top twenty percent of his law school class, Dan started his legal career working at one of the largest law firms in the country where he managed, tried, or settled a full spectrum of cases representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

During that time, Dan discovered his passion for representing individuals and small companies rather than large entities that solved problems by throwing money at them. With a deep desire to use the judicial system as a tool to aid those who cannot obtain justice on their own, Dan ventured out and created DRZ Law to use his experiences to help.

Dan is a trial lawyer who uses his experience, training, and talents representing students, parents, small businesses, or entrepreneurs as plaintiffs when hurt or wronged or as defendants when meritless claims are filed. Dan also serves as a mediator with the goal of showing all parties the entire picture and seeking resolution in a middle ground.

Dan is a native of Kansas City. He grew up in Overland Park, attended Rockhurst High School, The George Washington University and the University of Kansas Law School. He now lives in Leawood with his wife and four children.

Prior Experience

  • Associate, Polsinelli, PC


  • University of Kansas School of Law​ – Juris Doctor, 2002
    • Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy
    • Staff Member and Articles Editor
  • The George Washington University – Bachelor of Arts, 1997
  • Rockhurst High School

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, Kansas

Honors and Awards

  • Named “Best of the Bar” in Kansas City Business Journal by a vote of fellow attorneys
  • Named “Super Lawyer” and “Super Lawyer Rising Star”
  • Formerly Board Chair for Wonderscope Children’s Museum

Presentations and Publications

  • “The Child Support Recovery Act and Its Constitutionality After U.S. vs. Lopez”
  • Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, 2003
  • University of Kansas School of Law, “Depositions Skills Workshop,” Assistant Professor (Lawrence, Kansas) January 2014-17
  • University of Kansas School of Law, “Expert Witnesses: Conveying Complex Concepts to the Jury,” Assistant Professor (Lawrence, Kansas) May 2012-15
  • “Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations in Kansas and Missouri” Presented disputes including Alternative Dispute Resolution – Lorman Education Services (Overland Park, Kansas May 23, 2012)
  • “Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the issues in Missouri” Moderator and Presenter – Lorman Education Services (Kansas City, Missouri, December 7, 2011).

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