Daniel S. Robinson

 

Partner

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 in favor of the plaintiff.

Dan has been honored by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 25 Plaintiffs Lawyers in California. He has been selected for The Best Lawyers in America©, a nationwide peer-reviewed survey, every year since 2013. Dan has been selected as one of the top 50 lawyers in Orange County twice by Super Lawyers and has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” every year since 2014. In 2015, he was named as one of the Daily Journal’s Top 20 Attorneys Under 40 in California in 2015, and in 2014 received the American Association of Justice “Wiedemann & Wysocki” Award for demonstrating a “commitment to the profession and support for improving the civil justice system.”  In July 2017, Dan received the AAJ “Above and Beyond” Award.  In 2012‚ The National Trial Lawyers named Dan as one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in the United States. Dan was awarded the 2011 Young Gun Award by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association 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 Interim Co-Lead Counsel in Yahoo! Inc. Private Information Disclosure Cases, JCCP 4895; Co-Lead Counsel in the Risperdal® and Invega® Product Liability Cases, JCCP No. 4775; Interim Co-Lead Counsel in Dodge v. PHH Corporation, et al., 8:15-cv-01973; Interim Co-Lead Counsel for In Re Experian Data Breach Litigation (SACV 15-1592 AG CD CAL); Interim Co-Lead Counsel in In re 21st Century Oncology Customer Data Security Data Breach Litigation, MDL 2737; Co-Lead Counsel in the St. Joseph Health System Medical Information Cases, JCCP No. 4716; Lead Counsel in Blue Cross of California Website Security Cases, JCCP 4647; 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.

Background

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 in 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.

Education

Williams College, B.A.

Loyola School of Law, J.D.

Professional Activities

Admitted to Practice‚ California‚ New York‚ Pennsylvania

Member‚ Association of Business Trial Lawyers; Association of the Bar of the City of New York; American Association for Justice; Consumer Attorneys of California; Federal Bar Association; Orange County Asian American Bar Association; Orange County Bar Association; Orange County Celtic Bar Association; Orange County Hispanic Bar Association; Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (Lifetime Member)

2018 Chair, Project Youth OCBF’s Society of Fellows

Past President, Orange County Bar Foundation Society of Fellows

Co-Chair, Public Law Center’s 2017 & 2018 Volunteers for Justice Dinner

Board Member‚ OCBA; Loyola Law School

Committee Member‚ UCI Law School Public Service Award Dinner Committee

Board of Governors‚ Consumer Attorneys of California

Executive Committee Member, The National Trial Lawyers’ Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association

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