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Daniel S. Robinson is a partner in the Newport Beach office of Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis‚ Inc.‚ specializing in civil litigation. Mr. Robinson is admitted to practice law in New York‚ Pennsylvania and California. Mr. Robinson has conducted several trials to date‚ including a 17-day trial in 2010 where a Los Angeles jury returned a verdict of $14‚548‚350.76 for a plaintiff who became a paraplegic when defendant’s SUV ran a stop sign. In 2011‚ the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association awarded Mr. Robinson the 2011 OCTLA Young Gun Award for “exceptional trial skills‚ ideals of legal ethics and dedication to the principal of preserving access to a justice system for every person.” In July 2014, Mr. Robinson received the 2014 American Association of Justice Wiedemann & Wysocki Award, given annually to attorneys who demonstrate a “commitment to their profession and support for improving the civil justice system.” Mr. Robinson was selected as a 2014 Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine and as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2014, Mr. Robinson was selected by his peers for inclusion in the “The Best Lawyers in America” published by Best Lawyers magazine. In 2012‚ Mr. Robinson was chosen by the National Trial Lawyers association as one of the “Top 40 (Lawyers) Under 40″ in the United States. In January 2015, Mr. Robinson was selected by the Daily Journal as one of the top 20 attorneys under 40 in California.


On July 25, 2014, Mr. Robinson was appointed co-lead counsel in the Risperdal® and Invega® Product Liability Cases, JCCP No. 4775, by  the Hon. William F. Highberger.


In December 2012, Mr. Robinson was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the Biomet M2a Magnum MDL by the Hon. Robert L. Miller, Jr.


In 2012, Mr. Robinson was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the In re Actos Product Liability Cases coordinated proceeding, JCCP No. 4696, by the Hon. Kenneth R. Freeman.


Mr. Robinson was also selected to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Fosamax Femur Fracture coordinated proceeding, In re Fosamax/Alendronate Sodium Drug Cases, JCCP No. 4644.


In 2009, Mr. Robinson was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for the federal multidistrict proceeding for the Contaminated Heparin Litigation, MDL 1953, by the Honorable James G. Carr, Chief Judge of the Northern District of Ohio.


Mr. Robinson currently serves as the National Co-Chair of the American Association of Justice (AAJ) YAZ/Yasmin/Ocella and Biomet Magnum Litigation Groups.



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Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 20%
    3 years
  2. Class Action: 20%
    3 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    3 years
  4. Defective Products: 20%
  5. Car Accident: 20%

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Contact info

Robinson Calcagine Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.

19 Corporate Plaza Dr
Robinson Calcagnie Et Al
Newport Beach, CA, 92660-7904


NYCurrently registered 200403/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wiedemann & Wysocki AwardAmerican Association of Justice2014
2014 Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2014
2013 Super Lawyers Rising StarThomson Reuters2013
2012 Super Lawyers Rising StarThompson Reuters2012
Top 40 (Lawyers) Under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2012
OCTLA Young Gun AwardOrange County Trial Lawyers Association2011
2011 Super Lawyers Rising StarThompson Reuters2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney New York County2003 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Association of Business Trial LawyersN/AN/A
Federal Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard of GovernorsN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Orange County Bar FoundationBoard MemberN/A
Higher Education Mentoring ProgramCommittee MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Poole v. Picazo$14,548,351
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Williams CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Loyola UniversityLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaUsing Technology in Modern Litigation2012
American Association for JusticeUse of Internet Investigation Methods in Modern Litigation2012
American Association for JusticeDePuy ASR and Pinnacle Litigation Update2012
HB Litigation ConferenceDevelopments and Devices in Upcoming Hip Litigation2011
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaTransvaginal Mesh (TVM) Litigation Update2011
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaSurviving Summary Judgment2010
American Association of JusticeFacebook and Other Social Networking – What They’ll Find Out About Your Client2010
360 Advocacy InstituteToyota Uncontrolled Acceleration Litigation2010
Orange County Association of Business Trial LawyersUsing Private Investigators Under California Law,2008