Daniel Rodriguez

Top rated personal injury attorney in Bakersfield, California

Law Office of Rodriguez & Associates
Daniel Rodriguez
Law Office of Rodriguez & Associates

Practice Areas: Personal injury; view more

Licensed in California since: 1980

Education: University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023
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Law Office of Rodriguez & Associates

1128 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301 Visit website


Daniel Rodriguez is an attorney in Bakersfield, California. He focuses on personal injury law, representing individuals throughout California who have been hurt in motor vehicle crashes or workplace accidents as well as those who have been injured by defective products, in slip-and-fall incidents, in oil field accidents or in any other way due to the negligent or wrongful acts or omissions of others. Additionally, Mr. Rodriguez handles wrongful death claims on behalf of the families of individuals who have died as the result of such incidents.

In addition to his personal injury practice, Mr. Rodriguez also handles a wide variety of other matters, including those involving professional malpractice, elder law, insurance law and discrimination. He also provides criminal defense services to individuals accused of offenses ranging from traffic violations to sex offenses and white collar crimes.

After graduating with a B.S. in electrical engineering from California Polytechnic State University in 1977, Mr. Rodriguez earned his Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law in 1980. Prior to starting his own firm in 1994, he was a partner at two other Bakersfield law firms. Mr. Rodriguez is admitted to practice before all California state courts.

Mr. Rodriguez is on the faculty of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College where he teaches trial skills. He is also frequently asked to lecture and teach trial skills for organizations such as the Consumer Attorneys of California,  American Association of Justice and numerous other bar associations. In addition, he is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the Kern County Bar Association and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. As a measure of the esteem in which he is held by his colleagues, Mr. Rodriguez has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Brain injury, Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Trucking accidents

  • 100% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1980, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.rodriguezlaw.net/attorneys/daniel-rodriguez/

  • $115,000,000 - Largest Personal Injury Settlement in Kern County History
  • $73,650,000 - Largest Verdict in Kern County History
  • $70,578,289 - 2ND Largest Verdict in Kern County History 
  • $36,700,000 - 3RD Largest Verdict in Kern County History for Traumatic Brain Injury
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Frequent Lecturer, CAOC, Local Bar Associations
  • Voir Dire in Wrongful Death Cases, CAOC, September, 2000
Educational Background:
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, B.S., Major: Electronic Engineering, 1977
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California, 1980
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys Of California
  • Association Of Interstate Trucking Lawyers Of America
  • American Association for Justice
  • Kern County Trial Lawyers
  • Daniel Rodriguez selected as a favorite personal injury lawyer in Bakersfield, CA., Favorite Best Personal Injury Lawyer, Best of Bakersfield Reader’s Choice Awards, 2023
  • Daniel Rodriguez chosen as a favorite personal injury lawyer in Bakersfield, Favorite Best Personal Injury Lawyer, Best of Bakersfield Reader’s Choice Awards, 2022
  • Daniel Rodriguez recognized as one of the 10 best attorneys in California, “10 Best Attorneys – California” List, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorney, 2021
  • Daniel Rodriguez obtained one of the top 50 jury verdicts in 2019, Top 50 Jury Verdicts, TopVerdict.com, 2019
  • Daniel Rodriguez chosen as the best lawyer in Bakersfield, Best Lawyer in Bakersfield, Best of Bakersfield Reader’s Choice Award, 2019
Industry Groups:
  • American Association Of Justice
  • Association Of Interstate Trucking Lawyers Of America
  • Consumer Attorneys Of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Of Los Anggeles
  • Trial Lawyers College Faculty Member

Office location for Daniel Rodriguez

1128 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone: 661-768-0530


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023

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