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Daniel Wade Watkins

Daniel Wade Watkins

Business, Breach of Contract and Real Estate Lawyer
  • Business Law, Real Estate Law, Construction Law ...
  • California
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Daniel W. Watkins is an experienced litigator and true trial attorney with over 50 Jury and Bench trials to his credit in 30 years of practice. He has successfully represented both large companies and individuals, and achieved substantial victories in well-publicized trials throughout California and Wisconsin.

Mr. Watkins has successfully tried and litigated cases in the areas of Healthcare Compliance, Commercial Litigation, Unfair Business Practices, Fraud, Breach of Contract, Battery, Premises Liability, Product Defect, Medical Malpractice, Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Construction Defect, as well as Unfair Competition, Defamation, and Trade Secret. In December 2003, Mr. Watkins commenced litigation against Health South Surgery Centers-West, Inc and its’ subsidiaries, exposing the company’s extensive mismanagement and misconduct of its’ surgery centers. Mr. Watkins has also been asked by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to conduct investigations into matters involving employment discrimination and harassment.

Mr. Watkins has over a decade of experience serving as Cumis counsel and Panel counsel for some of the largest insurance companies in the country. He is experienced in business and corporate formation and administration, as well as all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including binding arbitration and mediation.

In 1993, Mr. Watkins appeared on the National Television Show, ‘Good Morning America,’ where he was interviewed concerning his successful litigation of a highly controversial product liability case. He has also been interviewed by local television news shows and local newspapers regarding the many noteworthy cases he has worked on over the years.

Daniel Watkins is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree. Mr. Watkins went on to graduate from the University of San Diego School of Law in where he received his Juris Doctorate Degree.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Health Care Law
Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central, Eastern, Northern & Southern District of California
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U.S. District Court Central, Eastern, Northern, Southern District of California
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Watkins Firm
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University of San Diego School of Law
J.D. (1986)
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Loyola Marymount University
B.S. (1983)
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BV Rated
Professional Associations
San Diego Chamber of Commerce
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San Diego County Bar Association
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California State Bar  # 128849
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Articles & Publications
Litigation War Stories
Watkins Firm Website
Speaking Engagements
Evaluating Employment Contract - Negotiating Pitfalls, 2013 AMSSM 22nd Annual Meeting
Websites & Blogs
Daniel W. Watkins Website Profile
Watkins Firm Website
The Watkins Firm Blog
Contact & Map
Watkins Firm, APC
9915 Mira Mesa Blvd, Suite 130
San Diego, CA 92131
Telephone: (858) 535-1511
Fax: (858) 535-1581
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed