Daniel Watkins is not your typical attorney. He possesses a genuine interest in others and truly listens to their stories. Dan has a knack for delving into the details and finding innovative solutions to problems. He’s never afraid to voice his opinion either.
Dan’s passion for connecting with people extends into his work as a litigator. His exuberant personality shines through as he fights fiercely and strategically for his clients. With over 30 years of experience in business, real estate, and employment law, Dan is a seasoned trial attorney with an impressive track record.
The Journey to Becoming a Business Lawyer and Litigator
Throughout his career, Dan has worked with, for, and against some of the largest insurance companies in the country. He has successfully litigated cases in various fields, including Healthcare Compliance, Commercial Litigation, Unfair Business Practices, Fraud, and Breach of Contract, just to name a few. With over 50 jury and bench trials under his belt, Dan has represented both large corporations and individuals, securing substantial victories in high-profile trials across California and the United States.
Dan’s expertise also extends to business and corporate formation and administration, as well as alternative dispute resolution methods such as binding arbitration and mediation.
Empowering Clients through Education
Dan’s cases have frequently garnered media attention, earning coverage from national and local publications as well as television news programs. He has even appeared on the renowned television show “Good Morning America” to discuss his successful litigation of a highly controversial product liability case. Thanks to Dan’s efforts, over 600,000 vehicles were recalled for safety reasons, uncovering critical evidence that made a profound impact.
Outside of the courtroom, Dan is a dedicated family man. With over two decades of marriage and two children attending colleges in California, he cherishes every moment he spends with his loved ones. Originally from the Santa Ynez Valley, Dan fell in love with San Diego during law school. The city’s weather, people, and world-class golf courses captured his heart.
What People Say About Dan
Here’s what some of Dan’s clients have to say about him:
- “A very determined and tenacious lawyer.” – A. Smith
- “Imaginative strategy/insight” and “excellent cross-examination.” – J. Mabie
Dan’s commitment to his clients is unmatched, earning him a reputation as a trustworthy and talented lawyer.
Areas of Expertise
Dan specializes in a wide range of legal areas, including:
- Healthcare Compliance
- Commercial Litigation
- Unfair Business Practices
- Breach of Contract
- Premises Liability
- Product Defect
- Sexual Harassment
- Construction Defect
- Unfair Competition
- Trade Secrets
Education and Accreditations
Dan’s impressive academic background includes:
- Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
- Bachelor of Science from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
Bar Admissions and Professional Associations
Dan is admitted to practice law in the following courts:
- U.S. District Court Central District of California
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court Southern District of California
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
He is an esteemed member of the State Bar of California and the San Diego County Bar Association.
To learn more about Daniel Watkins and his legal services, visit Garrity Traina.
Location: San Diego, California