Daniel S. Robinson

Top rated Class Action & Mass Torts attorney in Newport Beach, California

Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.
Daniel S. Robinson
Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.

Practice Areas: Class Action & Mass Torts, Products Liability, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 2006

Education: Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
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Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.

19 Corporate Plaza Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660 Visit website


Daniel S. Robinson is a partner in the Newport Beach office of Robinson Calcagnie‚ Inc. where he focuses on civil litigation involving consumer rights, product liability, and environmental contamination. He is admitted to practice law in New York‚ Pennsylvania and California.  Dan works hard to achieve the best possible results for his clients, and has obtained 7- and 8- figure trial verdicts, and 9- and 10- figure settlements to date.

Dan has received several honors and awards, including: 2022 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer; Best Lawyers 2022 Lawyer of the Year in the area of products liability, Orange County; Daily Journal’s 2021 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year award (One October Mandalay Bay Shooting cases); Daily Journal’s Top 25 and Top 30 Plaintiff Lawyers in California; Law Dragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers; Super Lawyers’s Top 50 lawyers in Orange County; Daily Journal’s Top 20 Attorneys Under 40 in California (2015); American Association of Justice’s “Wiedemann & Wysocki” award and “Above and Beyond” award; The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 (2012); and Orange County Trial Lawyers Association’s Top Gun-Young Gun Award (2011).

Mr. Robinson has been appointed to several leadership roles in cases, including:

  • Interim Co-Lead Counsel in In re Ring LLC Privacy Litigation, 19-CV-10899 MWF (RAOx);
  • Interim Co-Lead Counsel in In Re Ambry Genetics Data Breach Litigation, CV 20-cv-00791 CJC (KESx);
  • Interim Co-Lead Counsel in Yahoo! Inc. Private Information Disclosure Cases, JCCP 4895; Additional Settlement Class Counsel in MDL 2752;
  • Co-Lead Counsel in the Risperdal® and Invega® Product Liability Cases, JCCP No. 4775;
  • Co-Lead Counsel in Dodge v. PHH Corporation, et al., 8:15-cv-01973;
  • Co-Lead Counsel for In Re Experian Data Breach Litigation (SACV 15-1592 AG CD CAL);
  • Co-Lead Counsel in In re 21st Century Oncology Customer Data Security Data Breach Litigation, MDL 2737;
  • Co-Lead Counsel in the St. Joseph Health System Medical Information Cases, JCCP No. 4716;
  • Lead Counsel in Blue Cross of California Website Security Cases, JCCP 4647;
  • Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the Biomet M2a Magnum MDL;
  • Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the In re Actos Product Liability Cases, JCCP No. 4696;
  • Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In re Fosamax/Alendronate Sodium Drug Cases, JCCP No. 4644;
  • Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for the Contaminated Heparin Litigation, MDL 1953; and
  • Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee of MDL No. 2879, In Re Marriott International, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation.


Before working at Robinson Calcagnie‚ Inc., Mr. Robinson was a civil litigator at a defense law firm where he handled business litigation cases. Before that‚ Mr. Robinson served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office under the Hon. Robert M. Morgenthau. As a New York County prosecutor, Mr. Robinson conducted numerous criminal trials, investigations and grand jury proceedings in the Trial Bureau Division, as well as in the Domestic Violence, Public Assistance Fraud, Counterfeit Trafficking, and Identity Theft Units. Mr. Robinson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Williams College in Williamstown‚ MA and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles‚ CA. 


Williams College, B.A.

Loyola School of Law, J.D.

Professional Activities

Admitted to Practice‚ California‚ New York‚ Pennsylvania

2022 President, Orange County Bar Association

Member‚ Association of Business Trial Lawyers; American Association for Justice; Consumer Attorneys of California; Federal Bar Association; Orange County Asian American Bar Association; Orange County Bar Association; Orange County Celtic Bar Association; Orange County Hispanic Bar Association; Orange County Trial Lawyers Association

Past President, Project Youth Orange County Bar Foundation; Society of Fellows

Board Member‚ Federal Bar Association of Orange County; Orange County Bar Association; Project Youth OCBF; Public Law Center; Loyola Law School, Consumer Attorneys of California, National Trial Lawyers’ MTTLA


Co-Chair, Public Law Center’s 2017 & 2018 Volunteers for Justice

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Practice areas

Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, General Litigation

Focus areas

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

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

First Admitted: 2004, New York

Professional Webpage: http://robinsonfirm.com/our-attorneys/daniel-robinson/

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

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Superb mass tort lawyer--able to persuade in the most contentious of circumstances.”

“Daniel is a superb attorney. He practices with dedication to his clients and his craft.”

Office location for Daniel S. Robinson

19 Corporate Plaza Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-720-1288


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