William Anthony Daniels

William Anthony Daniels

Bill Daniels | Law Offices
  • Employment Law, Insurance Claims
  • California
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Bill Daniels has successfully litigated numerous high-profile cases, including:

In 2003 obtained a $20.5 million punitive damage verdict against Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in a high profile sexual battery case.

In 2007 served as co-trial counsel in Zevada Enterprises v. Sasson, which resulted in a $3.5 million verdict in a commercial lease contest.

Insurance matters - obtained multiple seven and eight figure recoveries for a variety of clients including Northridge Earthquake victims, physicians and small businesses, including a $1.2 million punitive damage verdict in Decena v. Pacific Specialty Insurance Company.

Class actions - has served as a member of the litigation team in class actions resulting in recoveries in the hundreds of millions of dollars, including: Guttierez v. State Farm and Bednar v. Allstate.

Co-counsel on the first California appellate decision to find a right of privacy in a public place, Shulman v. Group W, Inc. (1998) 18 Cal.4th 200

In 2008 he was lead trial counsel in Decena v. Pacific Specialty Ins. Co., which resulted in a $1.2 million verdict in an insurance bad faith dispute, including $600,000 in punitive damages.

As counsel in insurance matters he has obtained multiple seven and eight figure recoveries for a variety of clients including Northridge Earthquake victims, physicians and small businesses. He has successfully prosecuted matters for individuals suffering serious personal injuries such as brain injury, spinal cord injury and wrongful death, including drug product liability, automobile and dependant adult abuse. He represents business owners in contract disputes including intellectual property and real estate matters.Ã

A graduate of Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, Bill Daniels is a former member of the Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles Board of Governors and a founding member of the Civil Justice Program and the Advanced Trial Studies program at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He regularly lectures before various professional groups on class action, personal injury, insurance bad faith and legal ethics.

He publishes extensively on legal topics and is a co-author of "Movie Money: Understanding Hollywood" (Creative) Accounting Practices (Sillman-James Press, 2d Ed. 2006) and a contributing author to California Civil Discovery Practice, 4th Edition (CEB). In 2007, 2008 and 2009 he was voted southern California "Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles Magazine. He is a monthly columnist for the consumer attorney Advocate Magazine and blogs at www.billdanielslaw.com.

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Claims
Additional Practice Areas
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Serious Personal Injury
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Professional Experience
Shareholder
Bill Daniels | Law Offices
Current
Primary Practice Areas: Serious Personal Injury, Employment Law, Insurance Bad Faith, Qui Tam
President
Encino Lawyers Association
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Partner
Schwartz, Daniels & Bradley
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Associate
Mazursky, Schwartz, Daniels & Bradleyc (formerly Mazursky, Schwartz & Angelo)
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Associate
Paul & Jonofsky (formerly Paul & Stuart)
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Law Clerk
Paul & Jonofsky (formerly Paul & Stuart)
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Law Clerk
Law Offices of Tyson Park
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Sr.Vice President
Near North National Group/Near North Insurance
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Reporter, Business Writer
Daily Variety
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Education
San Francisco State Unv
Undergraduate Degree
Loyola Law School
Law Degree
Awards
Southern California Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
A distinction reserved for the top 5% of Southern California Lawyers
Southern California Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
A distinction reserved for the top 5% of Southern California Lawyers
Southern California Super Lawyer
Los Angeles Magazine
A distinction reserved for the top 5% of Southern California Lawyers
Southern California Super Lawyer
Los Angeles Magazine
A distinction reserved for the top 5% of Southern California Lawyers
Southern California Super Lawyer
Los Angeles Magazine
A distinction reserved for the top 5% of Southern California Lawyers
Presidents Award
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
Presidents Award
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
Presidents Award
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
Presidents Award
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
First Prize
Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition
Professional Associations
Encino Lawyers Association
Founding Member
- Current
Loloya Law School Advanced Trial Skills Institute
Founding Member
- Current
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, The Advocate Magazine
- Current
Loloya Law School Civil Justice Symposium
Organizing Committee
- Current
Public Justice Foundation
Member
- Current
Cowboy Lawyers Association
Board of Governors
- Current
California State Bar # 172042
Member
- Current
American Association for Justice
Member
- Current
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Consumer Attorneys of California
Member
- Current
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
Board of Governors
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Loloya Law School Civil Justice Symposium
Committee Chair
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Cowboy Lawyers Association
President
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Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
Editor-in-Chief, The Advocate Magazine
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Using Daubert, Kumho Tire and Kelly To Your Advantage
27 Advocate 24
Asking for Whom the Statute Tolls: Continuing Representation and the Statute of Limitations
29 Advocate 16
A touch of Spring Fever at the Supreme Court
35 Advocate 28
Getting Ahead of the Procrastination Curve
35 Advocate 28
Admonition ins and outs
35 Advocate 22
A brain in hand and a brain test out of control
35 Advocate 18
Deposition stipulations, or do you know what you're giving up?
35 Advocate 18
Picking experts and avoiding nightmares
35 Advocate 18
More on Rex's reading list
35 Advocate 12
Rex's reading list
35 Advocate 18
Gloom, doom and statistics
34 Advocate 12
Federal sovereignty, discovery and Touhy doctrine
34 Advocate 20
Oh, how the people's lawyers open doors
34 Advocate 12
Book Review: Getting a Winning Verdict on My Personal Life: A Trial Lawyer Finds His Soul
34 Advocate 12
Successfully Confronting Genuine Dispute & Advice of Counsel Defense
CAALA Las Vegas Convention Syllabus
Five fatal bad faith mistakes and how to avoid them
34 Advocate 14
Seven rules for picking cases: A useful guide for lawyers, young and old
34 Advocate 14
Ten tips for making partner in a plaintiff's firm
34 Advocate 60
A Class Action Primer
Los Angeles Press Club Civil Justice Seminar
Discovery and Depositions in the Bad Faith Case
CAALA Las Vegas Convention Syllabus
Searching for a Higher Duty
33 Advocate 5
The Cost of Bias in the Legal Profession
CAALA Las Vegas Convention Syllabus
Genuine Dispute: Experts Now Have a Clear Role in Identifying Subpar Claims Handling
CAALA Las Vegas Convention Syllabus
When Catastrophe Comes Calling and Ten Insurance Claim Do’s and Don’ts
31 Advocate 12
Sports Premises Injuries and the Knight v. Jewett Evolution
31 Advocate 20
Balance Billing Update
CAALA Las Vegas Convention Syllabus
Trying the Insurance Bad Faith Case
CAALA Las Vegas Convention Syllabus
Why Campbell Doesn't Necessarily Mean We're In The Soup
30 Advocate 20
Is There A Genuine Dispute or Is It Bad Faith?
30 Advocate 12
Contacting Former Employees During Informal Discovery and Fighting the Motion for Disqualification
CAALA Las Vegas Convention Syllabus
When Rental Car Companies Add To The Carnage
32 CAOC Forum 21
Hard to Tell: Counsel must rely on the facts when distinguishing between unfair dealings and mistaken judgment by insurance companies
Los Angeles Daily Journal Verdicts & Settlements 6
Exposing Carriers who abuse Efficient Proximate Cause
29 Advocate 18
On Dealing with Lien Claimants
CAALA Las Vegas Convention Syllabus
Aguilar and the New Face of Summary Judgment
28 Advocate 28
Defamation as a Reemerging Tort, Part 2
26 Advocate 20
Defamation as a Reemerging Tort, Part 1
26 Advocate 8
Movie Money: Understanding Hollywood's (Creative) Accounting
Simlan-James Press, ISBN#1-8795053399
Vulture Video: Protecting the Consumer
25 CAOC Forum 9
Copyright Conundrums Along the Information Superhighway
ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition
Roth v. Garcia Marquez: Fitting Motion Pictures with International Shoes
Casenote, 13 Loyola Law School Entertainment Law Journal
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