Our Team

Tyler Q. Dahl

Mr. Dahl possesses a high degree of legal expertise and the critical problem solving skills necessary to develop effective, creative solutions to complex legal issues. He is one of less than 100 attorneys in the nation who is also a Certified Tax Coach. He has also successfully completed bilingual legal externships in Central and South America, and is a fluent Spanish-speaker. Mr. Dahl is active in the community as well, serving on boards and staying active with local non-profits.

In his free time, Mr. Dahl enjoys spending his time outdoors hiking and kayaking with his fiancee, Lucero, and his dogs, Bennett and Heisenberg. Mr. Dahl also enjoys traveling abroad to experience other cultures. Throughout his educational and professional career, he has traveled to and lived in over 10 different countries in Europe and Latin America.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Tax Coach (CTC) Certification – American Institute of Certified Tax Planners
  • J.D., International Legal Studies and Business Law – University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law – Sacramento, California
  • International Law Student Exchange Program – Universidad Francisco de Vitoria – Pozuelo de Alárcon, Madrid, Spain
  • McGeorge Inter-American Law Program Attendee – University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law – Antigua, Guatemala
  • B.S., International Business, Management & Technology, and Spanish – University of Wisconsin-La Crosse – La Crosse, Wisconsin

INTERNATIONAL LEGAL EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Managing & Technical Editor for McGeorge Global Business & Development Law Journal, Volume 26 – Sacramento, California
  • Legal Extern at Hughes & Hughes Abogados – Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Legal Extern at the Secretariat for Environmental Matters for the Central American Free Trade Agreement – Dominican Republic (CAFTA-DR) – Guatemala City, Guatemala

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Board Member – Solo/Small Practice Division of the Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Member – Business Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • American Institute of Certified Tax Planners
  • Financial Planners Association of Northern California
  • Vistage International

HONORS/AWARDS

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars List – Northern California 2019
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars List – Northern California 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars List – Northern California 2017
  • Robert J. Traynor Honor Society Member
Claudia A. Zapien – Paralegal

Claudia A. Zapien joined the Law Offices of Tyler Q. Dahl team in May 2017. She focuses in the areas of Trusts & Estates Law. Claudia graduated from Sacramento State University with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. In June 2018, she completed her paralegal certificate program from University of the Pacific. In addition to being a paralegal, she is a notary public and a member of the Sacramento Valley Paralegal Association. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, working out, traveling, and going to the beach.

Ana Duran – Office Manager/Legal Assistant

Ana Duran joined the Law Offices of Tyler Q. Dahl in March 2018. She has several years of clerical experience and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Ana graduated from Sacramento City College in 2016 with an Associate Degree in Administration of Justice and is currently attending American River College to obtain her Paralegal Degree. Ana enjoys spending time with her family, watching baseball, and going to concerts.

Annette Alcaraz – Receptionist

Annette Alcaraz joined the Law Offices of Tyler Q. Dahl in November 2018. She has considerable multitasking skills, customer service experience, and is always happy to assist clients with their matters. Annette is currently attending American River College to obtain her associate degree in Sociology and will transfer to a university with the goal of becoming a social worker focusing primarily on youth and teens in need. On her free time, Annette enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog, and going to the beach.