Danielle DerOhannesian is an experienced litigator with a deep-rooted passion for international human rights law. Danielle frequently represents clients in personal injury and sexual abuse civil litigation, primarily focusing on cases involving childhood sexual trauma.
Danielle’s litigation strategy thrives upon building trustworthy and supportive relationships with her clients. From intake to resolution, Danielle empowers her clients to break down the barriers so often preventing survivors from seeking adequate legal representation. She creates an environment for individuals to communicate openly and comfortably about their case, explaining the process every step of the way. As a multilingual attorney speaking English, French, Spanish, and Arabic, Danielle can effectively advocate for international clients in a variety of legal matters.
Danielle’s passion for human rights law was inspired by her family history and experiences abroad. Prior to the firm, Danielle was a former intern for several notable government agencies, including the military and foreign affairs office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and the Executive Office of the United States Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. Additionally, Danielle was a former Libya Correspondent with the Media Monitoring Project for the Montréal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies while also performing research for the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center in Ramallah, Palestine.
Prior to joining Slater Slater Schulman, Danielle was an assistant district attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Danielle was assigned to the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, where she prosecuted felony sexual assault and domestic violence jury and bench trials. In this position, Danielle specialized in child sexual assault and physical abuse cases.
Danielle graduated with her B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Anthropology and Arabic from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, before graduating cum laude with her J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law. As a law student, Danielle served as the staff editor for the Temple Law Review and was a member of the Temple International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Team. Danielle’s final round of oral argument scored high enough to qualify her and the team for the university’s first invitation to the international round of the ICC Moot Court Competition in The Hague, Netherlands.
In addition to her practice, Danielle is a senior editor of IntLawGrrls, a blog supporting women scholars, lawyers, policymakers, leaders, and activists writing on international law, policy, and practices supporting topics on human rights laws. Danielle joined the Slater Slater Schulman team in August 2022 to continue advocating for survivors of sexual abuse and is licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania State Courts.
- New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania State Courts