DANIEL J. WOODS
Dan Woods is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office. An accomplished litigator and experienced trial lawyer, he has been honored with many prestigious awards and has been recognized by several leading legal publications.
Mr. Woods tries jury and non-jury trials, and has considerable experience in appellate proceedings in both state and federal courts. He has litigated and tried many cases for financial institutions and religious organizations. He has considerable recent experience in litigating trade secret and employee mobility issues.
Mr. Woods' trials include the following:
Among the awards he has received, Mr. Woods was named one of the Top 100 Attorneys in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal in 2011. In 2011, Mr. Woods was awarded the ABA's John Minor Wisdom Public Interest and Professionalism Award. He received a 2011 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award, and was named a 2010 Attorney of the Year by the Recorder. Mr. Woods was presented with the 2011 "Partner in Mission" award by The Salvation Army. The Log Cabin Republicans presented him with the "President Ronald Reagan Award" for 2011. Mr. Woods received the Katherine Krause Award presented by the Inner City Law Center for outstanding leadership and service to its clients, tenants in slum housing buildings, (2000) , and was a recipient of the California State Bar President's Award for Pro Bono Service the same year.
Among the publications that have recognized him, Mr. Woods has also been recognized as a leading litigator by Chambers USA for 2006-2014 and as a California "Litigation Star" in Benchmark Litigation for 2010, 2011, and 2014. He has also been named a "Super Lawyer" in the Southern California Super Lawyers Edition each year since 2004.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Woods was a law clerk for the Honorable A. Andrew Hauk, US District Court, Central District of California, 1977-1978.
Mr. Woods' current and recent cases include:
Mr. Woods' publications include:
Author, Annual Updates to California Trial Practice: Civil Procedure During Trial, Continuing Education of the Bar, 1998 - 2012.
Co-author, "Understanding the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, " Aspatore Special Report, 2011.
"Easy Cases Can Make Bad Law – Belaire-West Landscape and Discovery in California Wage and Hour Class Actions," California Litigation Report, July 2008.
"Employers Prevail in Class Actions Challenging Overtime Pay Exemption Status," California Litigation Report, February 2007.
Mr. Woods is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, has been a board member (1999-present) and Board President (2006-2012) of the Inner City Law Center, and has been a board member of Uncommon Good (2000 to present). He is a member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Woods has been selected as a Fellow of the LItigation Counsel of America (2014).
Mr. Woods is admitted to practice before all California state courts, all U.S. District Courts in California, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.