Title: Founder, Senior Trial Attorney
Company: Stanford and Associates
Location: San Diego, California, United States
Dan L. Stanford, Founder and Senior Trial Attorney at Stanford and Associates, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in trial law.
Desiring to serve people, Mr. Stanford decided to pursue a career in law. He received a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and sociology, cum laude, from the California Western School of Law at the United States International University and went on to attain a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Southern California School of Law in 1975. Shortly thereafter, he was admitted to practice in California, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. Likewise, Mr. Stanford is certified as a legal specialist in the area of legal malpractice.
Having accrued more than four decades of jury trial experience, Mr. Stanford spearheaded Stanford and Associates in 2020 as founder and senior trial attorney. Renowned for his expertise, he is one of the highest regarded in his field specializing in professional negligence claims. Prior to his current role, Mr. Stanford excelled as a senior trial attorney for Stanford, Ryan & Associates from 2015 to 2020. He has also been a partner of Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps and Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro. In addition, he previously served as a Commissioner on the CA State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
Finding great success in his profession, Mr. Stanford received the esteemed AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell and was named an Outstanding Trial Lawyer by Consumer Attorneys of San Diego in 2017. Additionally, he has been featured among the Best Lawyers in America since 2003, California Lawyers since 2002, Super Lawyers since 2009, Top 25 Lawyers in San Diego since 2012 and the Best Lawyers in America in the area of Legal Malpractice Law since 2010. Recognized in San Diego Magazine with the Top Legal Malpractice Firm in San Diego, Mr. Stanford has also been featured in Newsweek, Reader’s Digest, U.S.A. Today and the California Lawyer. Among numerous other accolades, he attributes his success to exceptional mentors throughout his education and career trajectory.
Reflecting on his career, Mr. Stanford has most enjoyed being able to provide service to the legal community. With a solid set of ethics, he always focuses on the needs of his clients and hopes to be remembered as a dedicated lawyer and friend. In five years’ time, he envisions himself working to expand his firm by adding three more lawyers, as well as mentoring younger lawyers in the firm. Likewise, Mr. Stanford plans to remain active civically, as he has been involved with the Chula Vista Police Foundation, March of Dimes Foundation and more. He also maintains affiliation with the San Diego County Bar Association and Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.
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