Bill Daniels

Bill Daniels is a trial lawyer and shareholder with the law firm of DANIELS LAW in Sherman Oaks, CA.

A graduate of Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, Bill Daniels is a former member of the Consumer Attorneys 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 is currently a trustee of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association and a past president of the Encino Lawyers Association.

He has successfully litigated numerous high-profile cases, including:

  • A $20.5 million punitive damage verdict against Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in a high profile sexual battery case.
  • 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

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.

He publishes extensively on legal topics. He is co-author of Movie Money: Understanding Hollywood’s (Creative) Accounting Practices (Sillman-James Press, 2d Ed. 2006) and a contributing author to California Civil Discovery Practice, 4th Edition (CEB).

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