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Daniel S. Robinson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Newport Beach, CA

Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.
19 Corporate Plaza Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-720-1288
Fax: 949-720-1292
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
Licensed in California Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, General Litigation
Attorney Profile

Daniel S. Robinson is a partner at Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., a 25-lawyer California firm that represents plaintiffs in class actions, product liability cases, and other complex litigation.  He has conducted over 20 trials to date, including a 2010 personal injury trial that resulted in a $14.5 million verdict.  

Mr. Robinson has been appointed lead or co-lead class counsel in numerous cases, including Dodge v PHH Corporation, et al., 8:15-cv-01973; Yahoo! Inc. Private Information Disclosure Cases, JCCP No. 4895 (C.D. Cal.); In re 21st Century Oncology Customer Data Breach Security Litig., 8:16-md2737-MSS (M.D. Fla.); In re Experian Data Breach Litig., SACV 15-1592 (C.D. Cal.) (15 million consumer T-Mobile data breach); St. Joseph Health System Medical Information Cases, JCCP No. 4716 ($39.5 million settlement with $242 cash payment to each class member); Blue Cross of California Website Security Cases, JCCP No. 4647; and Risperdal and Invega Product Liability Cases, JCCP No. 4775.  He has served on the Executive Committees of In re Capacitors Antitrust Litigation, 3:14-cv-03264-JD (N.D. Cal.); In re Heparin Prods. Liab. Litig., No. 1:08-hc-60000 (N.D. Oh.); In re Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Prods. Liab. Litig., No. 3:12-md-2391 (N.D. Ind.); and other cases.  

California’s Daily Journal has selected him as one of California’s “Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyers in California" and “Top 20 Under 40”.  Mr. Robinson has been recognized as a Southern California "Superlawyer" from 2014-2018 and Rising Star from 2012-2013.  Before joining Robinson Calcagnie, Mr. Robinson was an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office under the Hon. Robert M. Morgenthau, and a litigation associate at O’Melveny & Myers, LLP.  

Admitted to Practice‚ California‚ New York‚ Pennsylvania

Member‚ Association of the Bar of the City of New York; American Association for Justice; Federal Bar Association; Consumer Attorneys of California; Orange County Bar Association; Orange County Celtic Bar Association; Association of Business Trial Lawyers

2019 Secretary, Orange County Bar Association

2018 President, Project Youth OCBF’s Society of Fellows

Past President, Project Youth OCBF

Co-Chair, Public Law Center’s Volunteers for Justice Dinner

Board Member‚ OCBA, Loyola Law School, CAOC

Committee Member‚ Higher Education Mentoring Program

Executive Committee Member, The National Trial Lawyers’ Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association

Member, LA County Bar Association, OCTLA, ABTL and the Celtic Bar Association

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 20%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Class Actions, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Litigation


9 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013

Certificates and Credentials

About Daniel S. Robinson

First Admitted: 2004, New York

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Biomet Magnum Litigation Groups, National Co-Chair
  • Member‚ Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Member‚ Orange County Celtic Bar Association
  • Board of Governors‚ Consumer Attorneys of California
  • New York
  • American Association of Justice, National Co-Chair
  • Member‚ American Association for Justice
  • Member‚ Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Committee Member‚ Higher Education Mentoring Program
  • Board Member‚ Orange County Bar Foundation
  • California
  • Member‚ Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Judicial Extern‚ Honorable David O. Carter‚ U.S. District Court‚ Central District of California
  • Member‚ Federal Bar Association
  • Member‚ Orange County Bar Association
  • Board Member, OCBA Charitable Fund
  • Pennsylvania


  • Biomet M2a Magnum MDL, Plaintiffs' Executive Committee by the Hon. Robert L. Miller, December 2012
  • Contaminated Heparin Litigation, MDL 1953, Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee by the Honorable James G. Carr, Chief Judge of the Northern District of Ohio, 2009
  • Risperdal® and Invega® Product Liability Cases, JCCP No. 4775, by the Hon. William F. Highberger, Co-Lead Counsel, July 25, 2014
  • In re Fosamax/Alendronate Sodium Drug Cases, JCCP No. 4644, Fosamax Femur Fracture coordinated proceeding, Plaintiffs' Steering Committee
  • 17-day trial where a Los Angeles jury returned a verdict of $14‚548‚350.76 for a plaintiff who became a paraplegic when defendant’s SUV ran a stop sign, 2010
  • In re Actos Product Liability Cases coordinated proceeding, JCCP No. 4696, by the Hon. Kenneth R. Freeman, Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, 2012
  • In Blue Cross of California Website Security Cases‚ Lead Counsel in JCCP 4647, March 14‚ 2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “DePuy ASR and Pinnacle Litigation Update‚” American Association of Justice‚ July 2012
  • “Using Technology in Modern Litigation‚” Consumer Attorneys of California‚ 2012 Winter Convention
  • “Use of Internet Investigation Methods in Modern Litigation‚” American Association of Justice‚ 2012 Winter Convention
  • “Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) Litigation Update‚” Consumer Attorneys of California‚ 2011 Annual Convention‚ November 2011
  • “Developments and Devices in Upcoming Hip Litigation‚” HB Litigation Conference‚ January 2011
  • “Surviving Summary Judgment‚” Consumer Attorneys of California‚ 2010 Annual Seminar‚ November 2010
  • “Toyota Uncontrolled Acceleration Litigation‚” 360 Advocacy Institute‚ March 2010
  • “Facebook and Other Social Networking – What They’ll Find Out About Your Client‚” American Association of Justice‚ January 2010
  • “Using Private Investigators Under California Law‚” Orange County Association of Business Trial Lawyers‚ April 2008

Educational Background

  • Williams College, Williamstown‚ B.A. in English, 1998


  • OCTLA Young Gun Award, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Wiedemann & Wysocki Award, American Association of Justice, July 2014
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Hon. William M. Byrne, Loyola Law School
  • Above and Beyond Award, American Association for Justice
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 40 (Lawyers) Under 40, 2012
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers magazine, 2014
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012
  • 2001 William W. Daniel Mock Trial National Championship, 2002 Byrne Trial Advocacy Competition and 2003 National Trial Competition Regional Championship, Loyola Law School
  • Top 20 Attorneys Under 40 in California, Daily Journal, 2015
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014
  • American Jurisprudence and First Honors Award, Loyola Law School
  • Top 25 Plaintiffs Lawyers in California, Daily Jounral, 2016
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Office Location for Daniel S. Robinson

19 Corporate Plaza Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-720-1288

Fax: 949-720-1292

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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