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Daniel prides himself in going the extra mile, to make sure that his clients receive the best legal representation possible. He is always accessible and is never too busy to return a phone call. Moreover, Daniel will devote his time and energy into each individual case to ensure that his clients receive the best possible outcome.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English, Japanese

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    11 years, 1.37 thousand cases
  2. Family: 25%
    11 years, 952 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    11 years, 978 cases
  4. Juvenile: 20%
    11 years, 876 cases



Hourly ($200-400/hour), Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

23 total 

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  • Jonathan M. Lynn

    Dan's a great attorney who always fights for his clients.


    Jonathan Lynn Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Daniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Daniel V. Cota

1619 W. Garvey Ave. N.
West Covina, CA, 91790


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2013 Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderDaniel V. Cota & Associates, P.C.2011 - Present
AssociatePrivate Law Firm in Los Angeles County2006 - 2011
AssociatePrivate Law Firm Santa Barbara County2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Santa Barbara County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Mexican American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Eduardo Montes De OcaAcquittal on all Charges
People v. Ralph AceroHung Jury (Mistrial)
People v. Guy PearsonDismissal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of California - RiversidePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MCLESubstance Abuse2013
MCLECriminal Defense2012