402 West Broadway, Suite 1140
San Diego, California 92101
Telephone: 619.239.0300
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Daniel M. White

Daniel M. White


DANIEL M. WHITE specializes in defending individuals and entities in civil trials involving business, construction, professional liability, product liability, real estate and intellectual property matters. Most recently, Mr. White was designated San Diego’s 2016 Legal Malpractice (Defense) Lawyer of the Year by “The Best Lawyers in America”, a publication in which he has been listed annually since 1999. A five litigation specialty designee, he was previously named 2013 Personal Injury (Defense) Lawyer of the Year, 2011 Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year and 2016 Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year. Also in 2011, Mr. White was honored as the 2011 recipient of the Daniel T. Broderick III Award. For nearly 25 years, the award has been given by the San Diego Bar Association to a local attorney who best exemplifies civility, integrity and professionalism. Each recipient is nominated by co‐sponsors: the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, The American Board of Trial Advocates, The Association of Business Trial Lawyers and The San Diego Defense Lawyers. He has also been selected as a 2016 "Super Lawyer" for the 10th consecutive year by Southern California Super Lawyers, which recognizes the top 5 percent of lawyers nationally. San Diego's The Daily Transcript distinguished him one of the city's top 10 lawyers in 2006 and The San Diego Defense Lawyers selected him as their "Defense Lawyer of the Year" in 2002. Mr. White has also earned the top rating, "AV Preeminent," in the Martindale‐Hubbell lawyer directory and holds the rank of Advocate in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates.

Mr. White has served as an arbitrator and a judge pro tem for the San Diego County Superior Court, an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and an adjunct law professor at the University of San Diego School of Law.

Mr. White's representative clients include San Diego Imperial Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Roman Catholic Bishop of San Diego, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Farmers Insurance Group, National University, Mikelson Yachts, Inc. and Tactical Engineering & Analysis.

Mr. White received his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and his Bachelor's Degree from San Diego State University.

Representitive Matters

Represented, with Susan L. Oliver, property owners in a personal injury case. The plaintiff, an illegal immigrant, had been living with the permission of one of the defendant's business associates on the defendant's property when he severely injured himself in a pool dive. The plaintiff claimed that the pool was poorly maintained, and that the property was not well-lit. Mr. White and Ms. Oliver countered that the plaintiff bore significant fault because he had been drinking on the night of the incident, and that because he was living in the United States illegally, his claims of lost earnings and future lost income should not stand. The case ultimately was resolved through mediation, and the property owners paid well below nuisance value.

Represented the defendant in a personal injury case. The plaintiff claimed that while driving, the defendant made an unsafe lane change causing the plaintiff to lose control, roll over, and sustain skin, back, and knee injuries. The plaintiff's initial demand was for a substantial seven-figure amount, but Mr. White achieved a favorable settlement of $265,000.

Represented, with Steven G. Amundson, a law firm in a breach of fiduciary duty matter. One of the firm's former clients, whom the firm had represented as a shareholder of a corporate defendant in a securities fraud case, claimed that after the corporate defendant had gone bankrupt, the firm had overbilled him and his fellow shareholders. Mr. White and Mr. Amundson argued that the plaintiff did not have standing to seek legal fees on behalf of the corporate defendant. A jury decided in favor of the firm, and awarded it a portion of the fees it sought on a cross-complaint.

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