Daniel M. White

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in San Diego, California

White & Amundson, APC
Daniel M. White
White & Amundson, APC

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Business Litigation, Professional Liability; view more

Licensed in California since: 1975

Education: University of California College of the Law, San Francisco

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2024

White & Amundson, APC

402 West Broadway
Suite 1140
San Diego, CA 92101 Visit website


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 - Defense in 2011, 2015 and 2019 and San Diego's Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year - Defense in 2013.  Additionally, he received the prestigious 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

Civil Litigation: Defense, Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense

Focus areas

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

  • 50% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 30% Business Litigation
  • 20% Professional Liability: Defense

First Admitted: 1975, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.whiteamundson.com/index.php

Representative Clients:
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Mikelson Yachts, Inc.
  • USA Gymnastics, 2016
  • Roman Catholic Bishop of San Diego
  • National University
  • Abacus America, Inc.
  • City of National City
  • Diocese of San Diego
  • San Diego Imperial Council of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Tactical Engineering & Analysis
  • Professional Services Industries
  • Desert Pacific Council (Boy Scouts of America)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San Diego, Board of Governors, 1999-2001
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 1989-1990
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. Tax Courts, 2007
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Board of Directors, 1992-1994
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Legal Malpractice Committee
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • San Diego County Superior Court, Arbitrator and a Judge Pro Tem
Educational Background:
  • San Diego State University, B.A., 1972
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Adjunct Law Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, National Honorary Political Science Society
  • Holds the rank of Advocate in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Selected as a 2022 "Super Lawyer" for the 16th consecutive year by Southern California Super Lawyers, which recognizes the top 5 percent of lawyers nationally, San Diego Super Lawyer
  • Recipient of the Daniel T. Broderick III Award, San Diego Bar Association, 2011
  • Named 2013 Personal Injury (Defense) Lawyer of the Year
  • Named 2011 Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year
  • San Diego's The Daily Transcript distinguished him one of the city's Top 10 Lawyers in 2006
  • "Defense Lawyer of the Year", The San Diego Defense Lawyers, 2002
  • Alpha Mu Gamma, National Honorary Foreign Language Society
  • Named 2016 Legal Malpractice 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
  • "AV Preeminent," in the Martindale‐Hubbell lawyer directory
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Giovachini v Internal Revenue Service.   , 2013
  • Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. MLRB (2002) 535 U.S. 137
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

Office location for Daniel M. White

402 West Broadway
Suite 1140
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-239-0300


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  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2024

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