Dennis Daniels regularly serves as counsel for Fortune 500 companies, emerging start-ups, prominent executives, and individuals in high-exposure and high-profile cases.
Catastrophic Injury Defense
Commercial Business Litigation
Products Liability Defense
University of Michigan
Law School, J.D., 2006
B.A., 2002 (cum laude)
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
American Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association
State Bar of Arizona
State Bar of California
State Bar of Texas
Dennis Daniels is a litigator with more than a decade of experience defending clients in multimillion and billion-dollar disputes in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Mr. Daniels has served as lead trial counsel and represented clients in a variety of complex litigation matters, with an emphasis on catastrophic personal injury, products liability, mass torts, business disputes, breach of contract, fraud, and general commercial litigation. He regularly serves as counsel for Fortune 500 companies, emerging start-ups, prominent executives, and individuals in high-exposure and high-profile cases.
Mr. Daniels started his legal career at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher L.L.P. when the law firm was twice named the “Litigation Department of the Year” by The American Lawyer magazine. Mr. Daniels has volunteered with a number of pro bono and nonprofit organizations, including, Special Olympics, Legal Aid Foundation, and the Public Counsel Law Center. In recognition of his accomplishments in the practice of law and his volunteer work, Super Lawyers magazine has recognized Mr. Daniels as a Rising Star every year since 2014, an honor conferred on less than 5% of attorneys in the state.
Chevron Corp. v. Donziger. Defended Chevron Corporation in global litigation, exposing fraud and racketeering by plaintiff’s counsel and his co-conspirators in obtaining an unenforceable $9 billion judgment arising from alleged environmental contamination in Ecuador.
Motta v. Flagstar Bank; FSB and Huff v. Mason. Trial counsel for Flagstar Bank FSB, a federally chartered bank, in two separate week-long trials relating to alleged fraud and misrepresentation in mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure, obtaining complete defense verdicts and attorneys’ fee awards.
Happeny v. Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA. Defended client in a multimillion dollar negligence action arising from an automobile accident which resulted in the death of the eighteen-year-old driver.
In re Redlands Tort Litigation. Represented Lockheed Martin in a toxic tort lawsuit that involved more than 700 claimants who claimed personal injuries from alleged exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE) and ammonium perchlorate in the groundwater.
Allen v. Nutro Products Inc. Represented a pet food manufacturer in a nuisance action involving approximately 400 claimants, resulting in a complete defense verdict after eight-week jury trial.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. v. Intel Corp. Defended Intel Corporation in a multibillion-dollar Section 2 Sherman Act case brought by a competitor regarding broad-ranging practices, resulting in a settlement of all claims.
Plains Exploration & Production Company v. City of Culver. Represented a Texas-based petroleum company in a suit to enjoin a city from enforcing an ordinance prohibiting the company’s drilling operations on an existing oil field.
Makaron v. UTC Fire & Security Americas Corporation, Inc. Obtained summary judgment for a manufacturing subsidiary of a Fortune 100 client in putative class action for vicarious liability under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
City of Apache Junction v. Doolittle. Obtained summary judgment for a county treasurer in a suit brought by two cities in attempt to force her office to distribute tax increment financing revenue.
Busch v. Pellicano. Defended talent agent and Creative Artists Agency co-founder, Michael Ovitz, in a multimillion lawsuit arising from alleged threats against Anita Busch, a journalist, purportedly orchestrated by Anthony Pellicano, a private investigator to the stars.
Montero v. Nicholas. Defended Broadcom Corp. co-founder in a $70 million suit brought by ex-girlfriend alleging that he breached promises to provide her with lifetime financial support.
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