Co-founding Partner Daniel Newman has tried more than 50 trials to verdict. He is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Mr. Newman’s litigation practice centers on the defense of businesses, public entities and individuals with regard to real estate, business, employment, and products liability disputes, and advising companies and individuals on large commercial transactions. During his years of practice, Mr. Newman has successfully defended complex class-action suits, multi-jurisdictional products liability cases, and multi-million dollar business disputes.
J.D., Wake Forest School of Law, 2001
B.A., with a double major in English and Philosophy from Lafayette College, 1997.
Garcia v. DST Systems, Inc.
Defense of Class action based on wage and hour claims, including claims for failure to pay overtime, waiting time penalties, failure to provide itemized wages statements.
Spann v. CBM
Defense of derivative action based on breach of fiduciary duty claims arising from purported excessive management agreements for tax credit apartment complexes.
SMUD v. NextEra
Defense of Eminent Domain action for fair valuation of property acquired for large scale green energy project.
Earthsaver v. Earthsaver Erosion Control, LLC
Defense of breach of asset purchase agreement based on invalidity of patent for wattle making machine.
Slavich v. Twin Rivers School District
Defense of Writ of Mandate, Violation of Due Process, and Defamation arising from school districts institution of dismissal procedures challenged by Teacher.
Lopez v. Rexam
Defense of Rexam, a public company, arising from injuries to worker injured by forklift operation.