Daniel S. Robinson
Daniel S. Robinson is a partner in the Newport Beach office of Robinson Calcagnie‚ 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 August 2015, Mr. Robinson was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 for the third year in a row. In June 2015, Mr. Robinson was selected by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 25 Plaintiffs Lawyers in California for 2015. In January 2015, he was named one of the Daily Journal’s Top 20 Attorneys Under 40 in California for 2015. He was also named a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2015 and 2014, and a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013 and 2012. In 2014, Mr. Robinson received the 2014 American Association of Justice Wiedemann & Wysocki Award for demonstrating a “commitment to the profession and support for improving the civil justice system.” In 2012‚ The National Trial Lawyers (NTL) named Mr. Robinson as one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in the United States. In 2011, Mr. Robinson was awarded the 2011 OCTLA Young Gun Award by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA) for “exceptional trial skills‚ ideals of legal ethics, and dedication to the principal of preserving access to a justice system for every person.”
Mr. Robinson has been appointed to several leadership roles, including Co-Lead counsel in the Risperdal® and Invega® Product Liability Cases, JCCP No. 4775; Co-Lead Counsel for In Re Experian Data Breach Litigation (SACV 15-1592 AG CD CAL); Co-Lead Counsel in the St. Joseph Health System Medical Information Cases, JCCP No. 4716; Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the Biomet M2a Magnum MDL; Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the In re Actos Product Liability Cases, JCCP No. 4696; Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In re Fosamax/Alendronate Sodium Drug Cases, JCCP No. 4644; Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for the Contaminated Heparin Litigation, MDL 1953.
Before working at Robinson Calcagnie‚ Inc. Mr. Robinson was a civil litigator at a large‚ national defense law firm where he handled matters of general business litigation. Prior to that‚ Mr. Robinson served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office under the Hon. Robert M. Morgenthau. As a New York City prosecutor, Mr. Robinson conducted numerous criminal trials, investigations and grand jury proceedings in the Trial Bureau Division as well as the Domestic Violence, Public Assistance Fraud, Counterfeit Trafficking, and Identity Theft Units. Mr. Robinson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Williams College in Williamstown‚ MA and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles‚ CA‚ where he was awarded the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Hon. William M. Byrne‚ Sr. graduation awards. Mr. Robinson competed for Loyola’s nationally–ranked Byrne Trial Advocacy Team where he and co–counsel took first place in the 2003 National Trial Competition Regional Championship‚ the 2002 Byrne Trial Advocacy Competition and the 2001 William W. Daniel Mock Trial National Championship.
Admitted to Practice‚ California‚ New York‚ Pennsylvania
Member‚ Association of the Bar of the City of New York; American Association for Justice; Federal Bar Association; Consumer Attorneys of California; Orange County Bar Association; Orange County Celtic Bar Association; Association of Business Trial Lawyers
President, Orange County Bar Foundation
Board Member‚ OCBA
Committee Member‚ Higher Education Mentoring Program
Board of Governors‚ Consumer Attorneys of California
Executive Committee Member, The National Trial Lawyers’ Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Complex Courts Committee