I am a business litigator who has been in practice for more than twenty years in San Diego and throughout Southern California.
I help clients resolve or litigate in court the disputes that occur everyday in business and between individuals.
I have helped many clients with contract disputes, partnership disputes, unfair competition and fraud. We also handle real estate and construction matters. Attorneys working on behalf of my firm handle employment matters on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants.
My client range from large corporations to local San Diego businesses to individuals.
I began my career assisting on large, white collar cirminal matters, defending those accused of financial and tax crimes by the government.
My experience also includes defending a large number of attorneys and accountants in professional liability cases.
I look forward to helping each one of my clients solve the legal problems. We have experience in most types of disputes that you might be facing.
Hourly ($250-375/hour), contingent (25-40%)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Best of the Bar||San Diego Business Journal||2016|
|Top Lawyer Contract Disputes||San Diego Magazine||2015|
|Top Lawyer||San Diego Magazine||2014|
|Top Attorney||San Diego Daily Transcript||2014|
|Top Lawyer Business Litigation||San Diego Magazine||2013|
|Attorney/Owner||The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kaplan||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||Coughlan, Semmer & Lipman, LLP||1996 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers||Member||1995 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Attorney||1995 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Wallace Inn of Court||Barrister||2011 - 2012|
|Professional Liability Underwriting Society||Member||2008 - 2011|
|Louis Walsh Inn of Court||Barrister||2002 - 2004|
|American Bar Association||Member||1995 - 1996|
|Neet v. Albertini||Won at trial, return of dog and awarded attorney's fees and costs of more than $170,000|
|Buchanan v. Garza||Defense Verdict -- client declined pre-trial settlement offer to have his day in Court|
|Maraccini v. Vasconcellos||Following a bench trial, court found no fraud had occurred but ordered insurance salesperson to repay funds.|
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|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||Juris Doctorate||1995|
|Univ of California Irvine||Social Ecology||Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|Webinar||E Discovery in California||2011|