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Mr. Daniel J. Larson

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President and General Counsel

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Local Address:  United States
Pacific Financial Association Inc
12707 High Bluff #200
San Diego , California 92130
United States


Employment History


  • Juris Doctorate
    University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana
  • undergraduate degree with honors
    University of California at Santa Barbara
15 Total References
Web References
BMC 85 Property Broker Trust Fund Agreement | About Pacific Financial | Pacific Financial, 6 Mar 2015 [cached]
Daniel J. Larson currently serves as the firm's CEO and General Counsel. Mr. Larson served as a former staff attorney for State Farm Insurance and is well acquainted with surety instrument claims, procedures and related legal ramifications appropriate to motor carrier operations. In addition he has worked at Pacific Financial Association, Inc. since 2003 and is very familiar with broker transportation law.
I am writing today regarding the ... [cached]
I am writing today regarding the June 18 Opinion titled "Higher Bonds Still Not the Answer" by Daniel Larson, president and chief operating officer, Pacific Financial Association Inc. (p. 9).
I realize the op-ed is Mr. Larson's opinion, and I respect the fact that his opinion is based on his experiences in the sector of the transportation industry he is involved in.
I agree with Mr. Larson that simply increasing the bond/trust amount from the outdated amount of $10,000 to the more industry-practical amount of $100,000 will not resolve all the issues plaguing today's industry, but it is a step in the right direction.
Mr. Larson ended his op-ed by asking readers to call and write their members of Congress to generate support for the opinions he stated.
Mr. Larson stated his company, Pacific Financial Association, provides surety instruments on behalf of almost 5,000 licensed transportation brokers - approximately 25% of the entire industry.
He went on to say his company handles, on average, roughly 10,000 claim inquiries per year for the 5,000 brokers insured through PFA, which averages out to two claims per insured per year. Even though I am not an insurance expert, I believe that is excessive in any book and most certainly creates a "dire" need for reform.
Mr. Larson confused and lost me in his comparison of the total number of claims filed through PFA each year vs. the industry total number of authorized motor carriers. Surely he is not implying that, since his numbers reflect a small average of truckers being ripped off, this is a non-issue?
In regard to the statement by Mr. Larson that 90% of the claims filed are resolved with a telephone call to the broker: In 2011, OOIDA filed claims with PFA on behalf of our motor-carrier members totaling $147,544.73; $94,262.73 of that amount is still outstanding.
My final comment addresses the last question posed by Mr. Larson, "Who protects the brokers? Under Federal Regulation Title 49 CFR §387.307 and Form BMC-85, not you, Mr. Larson.
Attorney Bio, 1 July 2003 [cached]
Daniel Larson
Daniel Larson Associate
Resident Office:
Daniel J. Larson completed his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara.Mr. Larson obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana.Prior to attending college, Mr. Larson jointly owned two auto repair facilities in Northern California.Additionally, from 1975 to 1978, Mr. Larson was on active duty in the United States Marine Corps.
Mr. Larson has a great deal of litigation experience and brings a well-rounded professional career to the firm.Before becoming an associate at Bellah, Harrian & Pearson, Mr. Larson developed an extensive background in criminal law.He successfully litigated many felony jury trials including an armed robbery and aggravated assault on a police officer in which the trial lasted over four weeks.In 1997, Mr. Larson was honored with the Victim Advocate Attorney of the Year Award for his outstanding commitment to victim's rights.Following his involvement in criminal law, Mr. Larson worked as in-house counsel for the State Farm Mutual Insurance Companies.During his tenure at State Farm, he litigated a wide variety of cases for the auto claims section.
Mr. Larson is a member of the Arizona Bar Association and his areas of practice are criminal defense and personal injury litigation.His diverse history offers the experience, reputation and insight his clients need to achieve positive results.Outside his employment as an attorney, Mr. Larson volunteers as a mentor for at-risk youth with several non-profit agencies.
I'm not sure anybody would be ..., 16 Sept 2013 [cached]
I'm not sure anybody would be in a position to handle that in a timely fashion," said Daniel Larson, president of Pacific Financial, which sells surety bonds.
"It's going to cost an arm and a leg," said Don Nickels, who with his son, Dan, owns Nickels Brokerage Inc. in Eldon, Mo. "I'm hoping we'll be able to afford it.
I agree with Dan Larson, ..., 25 July 2011 [cached]
I agree with Dan Larson, chief operating officer of Pacific Financial, whose company provides surety bonds. Larson said in your article that an increase in the surety will not reduce fraud and would hurt the transportation industry and force many good brokers out of business - as well as small carriers who would be forced to buy surety bonds under this bill.
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