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William Anthony Daniels

William Anthony Daniels

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Litigation, Class Action, Brain Injury

About Me

William A. Daniels is a trial lawyer and shareholder with the law firm of BILL DANIELS | LAW OFFICES, APC, in Encino, California.


 


In the class action arena, he has served as a member of the litigation team in class actions resulting in multiple nine-figure recoveries, including Guttierez v. State Farm and Bednar v. Allstate.


 


In 2003 he obtained a $20.5 million verdict against Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in a high profile sexual battery case, including a $10 million punitive award. In 2008 he was lead trial counsel in Decena v. Pacific Specialty Ins. Co., which resulted in a $1.2 million verdict in an insurance bad faith dispute, including $600,000 in punitive damages. In 2007 he was co-trial counsel in Zevada Enterprises v. Sasson, which resulted in a $3.5 million verdict in a commercial lease contest.


 


As counsel in insurance matters he has obtained multiple seven and eight figure recoveries for a variety of clients including Northridge Earthquake victims, physicians and small businesses. He has successfully prosecuted matters for individuals suffering serious personal injuries such as brain injury, spinal cord injury and wrongful death, including drug product liability, automobile and dependant adult abuse. He represents business owners in contract disputes including intellectual property and real estate matters.  He was co-counsel on the first California appellate decision to find a right of privacy in a public place, Shulman v. Group W, Inc (1998) 18 Cal.4th 200.


 


A graduate of Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, Bill Daniels is a former member of the Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles Board of Governors and a founding member of the Civil Justice Program and the Advanced Trial Studies program at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He regularly lectures before various professional groups on class action, personal injury, insurance bad faith and legal ethics.


 


He publishes extensively on legal topics and is a co-author of Movie Money: Understanding Hollywood’s (Creative) Accounting Practices (Sillman-James Press, 2d Ed. 2006) and a contributing author to California Civil Discovery Practice, 4th Edition (CEB). In 2007, 2008 and 2009 he was voted southern California “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine.  He is a monthly columnist for the consumer attorney Advocate Magazine and blogs at www.billdanielslaw.com.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Litigation: 40%
    21 years
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    21 years
  3. Brain Injury: 10%
    21 years
  4. Class Action: 10%
    21 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Martin Jay Kaufman

    I endorse this lawyer. Bill is one of the best attorneys in the country. He is a tremendously skilled trial lawyer who is fearless. Bill has taken on and defeated some of the toughest defendants and did so using his intellect and experience. I have recommended Bill to my colleagues and family members and he delivers consistently. I highly recommend him.

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    Martin Kaufman Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

BILL DANIELS | LAW OFFICES, APC

16133 Ventura Boulevard
Penthouse Suite A
Encino, CA, 91436

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199405/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Southern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Southern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Southern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
President's Award of MeritConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2006
President's Award of MeritConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2005
President's Award of MeritConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2004
President's Award of MeritConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderBill Daniels | Law Offices, APC2009 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMembership Committee CoChair2006 - 2008
Consumer Attorneys of Los AngelesEditor-in-chief emeritus2003 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesEditor in Chief, The Advocate Magazine2002 - 2003
Cowboy Lawyers AssociationPresident2002 - 2003
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesBoard of Governors2000 - 2008
Public Justice FoundationMember1999 - Present
Cowboy Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors1998 - Present
American Association of JusticeMember1994 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember1992 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Doe HOA vs. Roe Ins. Co$13,500,000
Doe v. Luster$20,526,000
Doe Insured v. Doe Disability Insurance Co.$6,900,000

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationA Class Act, Class Action Litigation2010
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationIn Search of Quality2010
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationJudicial salaries are front and center in a tough economy.2009
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationWhole Brained Law2009
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationA Touch of Spring Fever at The Supreme Court?2009
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationChecklists, Reading Lists and Connecting the Dots2009
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationMoney Falling Through the Cracks2009
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationPitch your Case effectively and don’t forget to read the EULA2009
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationJury Duty2009
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationCooking With What You've Got2009
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationEtiquette Beyond High Tea2008
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationFinding Your Passion2008
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationSun Tzu, Lao Tsu; Using Yin and Yang To Help Make Your Cases Stronger.2008
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationGetting Ahead of the Procrastination Curve. Might as well face it, you're addicted to late.2008
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationA Brain in Hand and a Brain Test Out of Control2008
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationAdmonition In’s and Out’s2008
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationDeposition Stipulations or Do You Know What You’re Giving Up?2008
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationPicking Experts and Avoiding Nightmares2008
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationSimplicity and Balance in the Plaintiff Profession2008
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationRex's Reading List2008
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationMore on Rex's Reading List2008
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationEverything Matters:  Secrets of Building a Better Plaintiff Practice2007
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationFederal Sovereignty, Discovery and the Touhy Doctrine2007
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationFive Fatal Bad Faith Mistakes and How to Avoid Them2007
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationAguilar and the New Face of Summary Judgment2007
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationTen Tips for Making Partner in a Plaintiff's Firm2007
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationSeven Rules for Picking Cases2007
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationOh, How The People's Lawyers Open Doors2007
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationGloom, Doom & Statistics2007
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationSearching for a Higher Duty When an Insurer Refuses to Admit its own Mistakes2006
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationSports Premises Injuries and the Knight v. Jewett Evolution 2004
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationWhen Catastrophe Comes Calling and Ten Insurance Claim Do’s and Don’ts 2004
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationWhen Genuine Issues Argue Against a Genuine Dispute2003
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationWhy Campbell Doesn’t Necessarily Mean We’re In The Soup2003
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationIs There A Genuine Dispute or Is It Bad Faith?2003
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationAsking for Whom the Statute Tolls: Continuing Representation and the Statute of Limitations2002
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationExposing Carriers Who Abuse Efficient Proximate Cause2002
Los Angeles Daily Journal Verdicts & SettlementsHard To Tell: Counsel Must Rely On The Facts When Distinguishing Between Unfair Dealings And Mistaken Judgment By Insurance Companies2002
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationAguilar and the New Face of Summary Judgment2001
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationUsing Daubert, Kumho Tire and Kelly To Your Advantage2000
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationUsing Daubert, Kumho Tire and Kelly To Your Advantage2000
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationProsecuting a Defamation Case1999
Silman-James PressMovie Money: Understanding Hollywood's (Creative) Accounting1998
ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial CompetitionCopyright Conundrums Along the Information Superhighway1994
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationBringing OSHA Regulations Back to the CourtroomN/A
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationIn Defense of the Honorable Manuel L. RealN/A
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationPractical Tips on Genuine Dispute and Advice of CounselN/A
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationProtect Yourself from Rescission:  The Insurance Industry's Deadly TrickN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolN/AN/AN/A
San Francisco State UniversityN/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Mealey’s California Bad Faith Litigation ConferenceDiscovery Tool Box2008
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionDiscovery and Depositions in the Bad Faith Case2008
Los Angeles Press Club Civil Justice SeminarQuestions and Answers on Civil Justice2007
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionInsurance Panel: The Genuine Dispute Defense2007
Los Angeles Press Club Civil Justice SeminarA Class Action Primer2006
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionDiscovery and Depositions in the Bad Faith Case: What You Need to Know2006
Los Angeles Press Club Civil Justice Seminar,Civil Justice Basics2005
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionThe Cost of Bias in the Legal Profession2005
2005 Las Vegas ConventionSpecialty Credits2005
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionInsurance Panel: Defeating the Genuine Dispute Issue Doctrine2004
CAOC Whistler Winter Ski SeminarCool & Interesting Topics in Insurance Bad Faith2003
CAOC Monterrey ConventionInsurance Panel: Maximizing Damages in Settlement/Mediation2003
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionTrying The Insurance Bad Faith Case2003
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionBalance-Billing - Practitioner Tricks and Traps2003
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionContacting Former Employees During Informal Discovery & Fighting the Motion For Disqualification2002
32 CAOC Forum 21When Rental Car Companies Add To The Carnage2002
CAALA Paralegal SeminarCo-moderator2001
CAALA Las Vegas ConventionOn Dealing with Lien Claimants2001
CAALA Program1999 Legislative Update: Admissibility of OSHA Standards1999
CAOC Forum 9Vulture Video: Protecting the Consumer1995