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Daniel Rodriguez

Brain injury Attorney at Bakersfield, CA

5.0   3 reviews
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  • Licensed for 43 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1980
    Active No misconduct found

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Daniel Rodriguez has a background that is a little bit different than the typical lawyer.  Daniel grew up in a migrant farm-worker family.  He and his family were constantly on the move.  He lived and worked in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and California.  Daniel and his five siblings attended between three and five different schools each year up until college.

In addition to working in the fields, Daniel later held a variety of jobs going through college and law school.  To name a few, Daniel worked as a dishwasher, worked for PG&E in their mapping department, worked as a sales person for Sears, Roebuck & Co., sold encyclopedias door to door, and pumped gas at a full service gas station.  Another job that Daniel held was working as a roustabout and mechanic in the oilfields for Atlantic Richfield Co. in Kern County.  All of these jobs helped mold Daniel’s perspective on life.  Namely, that there’s no substitute for putting in the hard work.

As far as education is concerned, Daniel’s dad, Jose Rodriguez, never attended school.  His father was illiterate; couldn’t read or write in English nor Spanish.  And, Daniel’s mom, Lydia Rodriguez, had 3 years of schooling.  But, Daniel will tell you that you can’t find two people more committed to the value of education than his parents.  Of the 6 children of Jose and Lydia Rodriguez, 5 of them obtained a college degree; three of whom obtained graduate degrees.

Another thing that should be mentioned about Daniel’s education is that it is a little bit different than the typical lawyer.  It’s different because the vast majority of people who attend law school first obtain a bachelor’s degree in one of three areas:  Political Science, English or History.  Daniel obtained his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo.  Incidentally, Cal Poly is regarded by many as the top undergraduate public university engineering college in the country.

And, for law school Daniel attended UCLA Law School.  He graduated in 1980 and took the bar exam that same year.  Daniel was fortunate enough to pass the bar exam in his first attempt.  Daniel says the following about passing the bar exam on his first try: “Not bad for an old cotton picker from Texas!”

Last, but not least, Daniel’s career as a lawyer is also a little bit different than the typical plaintiff’s lawyer.  The vast majority of plaintiff’s lawyers hardly ever go to trial.  Most of them may take a case to trial once every five years or so.  Daniel tried his first jury trial within one month of getting his license to practice law.  Daniel’s skill as a trial lawyer has not gone unnoticed.  Daniel is proud of the fact that he was selected to teach at Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College.  This trial advocacy school is widely considered to be the best in the country.  What does jury trial experience and trial skills mean to the client?  That Daniel will obtain top and full value for the client’s case because insurance companies respect and fear a skilled and experienced trial lawyer.

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1128 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA, 93301


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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2013
Lookin for an attorney now and saw this site. . . . What Daniel did for my family ? WELL . "HE's the man". I love you man ! ! ! ! ! ! . . . . . . . . .and trust I''m NOT THAT TYPE OF GUY. Dude is GOOD ! Better than good. OK MAYB THE BEST. Only problem ? is getting to him. I Actually need a lawyer now to protect some of the assets he litigated for my family 20 years ago. Go figure.
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2011
Trusting a Warrior for Justice
Absolutely. No ifs or buts. Daniel Rodriguez is a gentleman; fights hard, unrelenting for his clients. He does not take a "No" for an answer from the Defense or the Insurance Companies. He keeps the client in the information decision making process. Try him, he is the best. Period.
Posted by Julie | September 9, 2010
Fabulous Trial Attorney
Daniel Rodriguez is the best trial attorney I have ever see.


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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Rodriguez & Associates
  • 1981 - Present


  • law
  • N/A
  • California Polytechnic St U
  • undergraduate
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Landeros v. Torres
  • $31.7 million jury verdict


  • Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College
  • Faculty Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Governor
  • 1982 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Faculty Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Consecutive 10-Year Southern California Superlawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2018
  • AV Premient Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 2011 Southern California Superlawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer in California
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Instructor
  • Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer College
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2011 Annual Convention
  • Using Rules of the Road In Depositions
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Daniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Daniel for many years and know his dedication and work ethic, which are phenomenal. Daniel is fearless and will take cases most other lawyers wouldn't touch. I have told my wife many times that should I be killed in an accident she is to speak to NO ONE but Daniel ( and my brother is a lawyer too!)."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly rated and knowledgeable. Great responses on questions. Right on target."
Wrongful death Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rodriguez practices with professionalism and compassion. He is an accomplished attorney who freely and generously shares both his knowledge of and passion for the practice. I am grateful for the opportunity to have learned from him. Such a pleasure."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Daniel Rodriguez is the best trial attorney I have ever seen. He is truly gifted."
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Bakersfield Brain injury Lawyer Daniel Rodriguez
Daniel Rodriguez
Brain injury Attorney
Bakersfield, CA
Licensed for 43 years
Virtual consultation available