Daniel M. White

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in San Diego, CA

White & Amundson
 | 402 West Broadway, Suite 1140
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-239-0300
Fax: 619-239-0344
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (50%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Daniel M. White is a partner in the San Diego law firm of White & Amundson, APC. Since joining the firm, Mr. White has focused his legal practice on representing the interests of clients from throughout Southern California facing complex litigation. Today, armed with extensive legal knowledge and four decades of experience, Mr. White is the first choice for individuals and business clients who need representation for matters related to the following:

·         Business law

·         Construction law

·         Professional liability

·         Real estate

·         Product liability

·         Intellectual property

Mr. White began his legal career in 1975 after earning his law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and his admission to The State Bar of California. Over the past 40-plus years, Mr. White has built a reputation as one of the state's most respected attorneys, having served as a San Diego County Superior Court judge pro tem, an arbitrator and an adjunct professor of law.

Thanks to his many talents and long record of success, Mr. White is also the recipient of a number of honors and awards, including a "Superb" rating from Avvo and an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, The Best Lawyers in America named him San Diego's Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year in 2015, and he received the Daniel T. Broderick Award in 2011 from the San Diego County Bar Association.

When he is not in the courtroom, Mr. White is often found at legal functions, thanks to his involvement in a number of associations. He is a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, where he served on the board of directors, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Bar Association, to list only a few.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Litigation (50%)

Business Litigation (30%)

Professional Liability (20%): Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Focus Areas

Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019

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About Daniel White

Admitted: 1975, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.whiteamundson.com/index.php?thispage=attorneys&me...


  • Recipient of the Daniel T. Broderick III Award, San Diego Bar Association, 2011
  • "Defense Lawyer of the Year", The San Diego Defense Lawyers, 2002
  • Selected as a 2018 "Super Lawyer" for the 12th consecutive year by Southern California Super Lawyers, which recognizes the top 5 percent of lawyers nationally
  • Holds the rank of Advocate in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates
  • "AV Preeminent," in the Martindale‐Hubbell lawyer directory
  • San Diego's The Daily Transcript distinguished him one of the city's Top 10 Lawyers in 2006
  • Named 2016 Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year
  • Named 2011 Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year
  • Named 2013 Personal Injury (Defense) Lawyer of the Year
  • Designated San Diego’s 2016 Legal Malpractice (Defense) Lawyer of the Year by “The Best Lawyers in America”, a publication in which he has been listed annually since 1999
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, National Honorary Political Science Society
  • Alpha Mu Gamma, National Honorary Foreign Language Society

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Tax Courts, 2007
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator
  • San Diego County Superior Court, Arbitrator and a Judge Pro Tem
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 1989-1990
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Board of Directors, 1992-1994
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Legal Malpractice Committee
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San Diego, Board of Governors, 1999-2001

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct Law Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law


  • Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. MLRB (2002) 535 U.S. 137
  • Ramirez v. Vanderslice , United States District Court, Western District of Texas, Austin Division, Case No.: A08CA 907LY

Representative Clients:

  • USA Gymnastics, 2016
  • Zurich U.S. Specialties
  • Zurich North America
  • Workmen's Insurance Group
  • TIG Insurance Company
  • Professional Services Industries
  • Liberty Mutual Group
  • Hartford Insurance Group
  • Deployment Medicine International
  • Diocese of San Diego
  • Desert Pacific Council (Boy Scouts of America)
  • Clarendon National Insurance Company
  • City of National City
  • Cedant, Inc.
  • Catholic Mutual
  • Atlas Hotels, Inc.
  • Adventist Risk Management
  • Abacus America, Inc.
  • Tactical Engineering & Analysis
  • Mikelson Yachts, Inc.
  • National University
  • Farmers Insurance Group
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Roman Catholic Bishop of San Diego
  • San Diego Imperial Council of the Boy Scouts of America

Educational Background:

  • San Diego State University, B.A., 1972

Industry Groups

  • Ameican Board Of Trial Advocates
  • Association Of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Association Of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Caifornia State Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Daniel M. White

402 West Broadway
Suite 1140
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-239-0300

Fax: 619-239-0344

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Last Updated: 11/1/2018

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