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Mr. Wainwright joined the Civil Litigation Practice Group of McCormick Barstow in 2003. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wainwright had practiced at law firms in Visalia, Fresno and San Jose, with a focus on general civil litigation matters, governmental tort claims, construction litigation, personal injury and the defense of Workers’ Compensation claims.


Mr. Wainwright has a solid background in defense litigation of actions involving professional malpractice (both medical and legal), personal injury, product liability, slip and fall, premises liability, automobile accidents, trucking accidents, property damage, wrongful death, dog bite cases, uninsured and under-insured motorist cases, and public entity cases. His practice also focuses on insurance fraud (SIU) and RICO claims arising out of fraudulent and/or illegal conduct related to insurance claims. He has taken and defended hundreds of depositions of every type of witness, from plaintiffs and defendants to expert doctors, economists, engineers and accident reconstructionists. Mr. Wainwright has successfully defended clients in numerous civil Court and Jury Trials in California’s Superior Court as well as in the U.S. Eastern District Court.


Mr. Wainwright is admitted to practice before all California State Courts, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California, and U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.


Practice areas


  1. Defective Products: 34%
  2. Litigation: 33%
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 33%

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  • Eron Z. Cannon

    Dan has great common sense as a trial attorney and naturally endears himself to a jury. He is attorney you can count on to get obtain excellent results.


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  • Shaun David Culbreath

    I give my endorsement to attorney Daniel Wainwright. He is an excellent attorney and his reputation is well deserved. If you are looking for a great litigator, look no further: Dan is your man.


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Contact info

McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP

5 River Park Place East
Fresno, CA, 93720


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Northern California Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Northern California Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Society for Healthcare Risk ManagementBoard of Directors2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1997 - Present
Fresno County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tulare County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar Association, San Joaquin Valley ChapterMemberN/A
Association of Business Trail LawyersMemberN/A
American Society for Healthcare Risk ManagementMemberN/A
California Society for Healthcare Risk ManagementPresident2011 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
Fresno Industrial Claims AssociationLegislative Updates2000
Claims People MagazineSeasonal Earnings for Agricultural Workers1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of CaliforniaHistory of Public PolicyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tulare County Bar AssociationSteps to Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims2010
HalfMoon LLC Continuing Education SeminarsAvoiding the Ethical Issues with Law Firm Web Sites2008
Tulare County Bar AssociationSteps to Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims2007
Saint Agnes Medical Center Continuing Education ProgramEffective Charting: What you can do to enhance patient care and minimize the exposure and likelihood of getting sued2007
Fresno Industrial Claims AssociationLegislative Updates2000
Counsel on Education in Management SeminarPro Active Steps for Lawfully Handling Pre-Existing Injuries and Repeat Claimants2000