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.