Daniel’s professional dedication to the Kern County community has earned him nationwide recognition. He’s been selected to the California Super Lawyers list (by Super Lawyers®) every year since 2009. In 2015, he was named Best Lawyer in Bakersfield by the Best of Bakersfield Reader’s Choice Awards. He is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only group composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the United States. He’s been a guest on Hot 94.1’s “The Romeo Show”, Univision, and interviewed in major news outlets.
Daniel’s education is little bit different than the typical lawyer. It’s different because the vast majority of people who attend law school first obtain a bachelor’s degree in one of three areas: Political Science, English, or History. Daniel obtained his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo. Incidentally, Cal Poly is regarded by many as the top undergraduate public university engineering college in the country.
And, for law school Daniel attended UCLA School of Law. He graduated in 1980 and took the bar exam that same year. Daniel was fortunate enough to pass the bar exam in his first attempt. Daniel says the following about passing the bar exam on his first try: “Not bad for an old cotton picker from Texas!”
Last, but not least, Daniel’s career as a lawyer is also a little bit different than the typical plaintiff’s lawyer. The vast majority of plaintiff’s lawyers hardly ever go to trial. Most of them may take a case to trial once every five years or so. Daniel tried his first jury trial within one month of getting his license to practice law. Daniel’s skill as a personal injury lawyer in Bakersfield has not gone unnoticed.