Daniel S. Robinson
“The due administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good Government.”
– President George Washington, 1789
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 2010 verdict for $14.54 million. Dan’s most recent trial verdict was for $2.95 million, one of the Top 100 2019 verdicts in California according to TopVerdict.com. In October 2019, Dan and Mark Robinson helped secure a landmark settlement for approximately 1,400 victims of the 2017 One October Shooting at Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Dan also handles environmental cases, including PFAS contamination litigation on behalf of public entities and water districts.
In 2016 and 2019, Dan was selected by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 25 and Top 30 Plaintiffs Lawyers in California respectively. 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. In 2019, Mr. Robinson was appointed by the Hon. Paul W. Grimm to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee of MDL No. 2879, In Re Marriott International, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation. Dan and co-counsel currently represent several water districts in environmental litigation.
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 County 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.
Williams College, B.A.
Loyola School of Law, J.D.
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)
2020 Treasurer, Orange County Bar Association
Past President, Project Youth Orange County Bar Foundation and Society of Fellows
Co-Chair, Public Law Center’s 2017 & 2018 Volunteers for Justice Dinner
Board Member‚ Orange County Bar Association; Public Law Center; Loyola Law School, Consumer Attorneys of California, National Trial Lawyers’ MTTLA, Fund Her
Member, ABTL, CAOC, Celtic Bar, OCAABA, OCBA, OC-FBA, OC-HBA, OCKABA, OCTLA, and Project Youth OCBF