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. Benchmark Litigation recently named him one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America.
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 been recognized as a leading litigator by Chambers USA every year since 2006. In 2006, for example, Chambers USA reported that “clients admire his confident trial skills and knack for ‘always being right.’’ In 2012, Chambers USA noted that clients “appreciate his ability to ‘predict what will happen in a case.’” This year, Chambers USA highlighted his “really good judgment,” as well as his ability to be “efficient under a lot of pressure.” Mr. Woods has also been recognized as a California "Litigation Star" in Benchmark Litigation for 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2016. He has also been named a "Super Lawyer" in the Southern California Super Lawyers Edition each year since 2004