Daniel Desantis

Wilshire Law Firm - Los Angeles
3055 Wilshire Blvd, Fl 12
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 335-2402
www.wilshirelawfirm.com


Daniel DeSantis, Esq. is a senior trial attorney in Wilshire Law Firm’s award-winning personal injury department. Through thousands of cases, Daniel has recovered more than $50 million in settlements on behalf of his deserving clients, aggressively fighting against insurance companies, government entities, and their counsel to obtain the absolute best result for his clients.

Additionally, Daniel’s jury verdicts have collectively resulted in over $5 million recovered for his injured clients. Most notably, he obtained a jury verdict on a $0 pre-trial offer that was 4x the defendant’s insurance policy. He has also hit several other jury verdicts where he has multiplied the defendant’s pre-trial offer to settle.

In 2018, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) recognized some of his leading jury wins by nominating Daniel for the prestigious Rising Star award. Over 1,200 lawyers qualify for this honor, and Daniel made the top 13 nominees. In 2020, his jury verdicts continued (before COVID-19) and CAALA once again nominated him, but this time as a top 5 finalist for the prestigious award.

A graduate of CAALA’s Plaintiff Trial Academy, Daniel’s legal success has also been recognized by Super Lawyers with his selection to the Southern California Rising Stars list each year since 2018.

When he is not advocating for his clients, Daniel serves as an active Board Member of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (LATLC) where he gives back to his local L.A. community.

As for his educational background, Daniel earned his Juris Doctor at the University of San Diego School of Law after earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Indiana, Bloomington.

Practice Areas
Motor Vehicle Collisions
Pedestrian Collisions
Motorcycle and Bicycle Collisions
Trucking Collisions
Wrongful Death
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Sexual Abuse

Admissions
State Bar of California
US District Court for the Southern District of California
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California

Education
J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
B.A., University of Indiana, Bloomington

Publications & Speaking Engagements
Great Trials Podcast: “Episode 075: Daniel DeSantis and Jon Teller ?Stewart v. Wake?$1.382 Million Verdict”
Advocate Magazine: “Plan Of Attack When The Defense Denies Liability On A Clear-Liability Case”
CAALA Webinar: Locking in Liability For Your Slip, Trip, and Fall Cases, speaker
CAALA Trial Skills Seminar: Back to Basics – Jury Selection, speaker
CAALA Las Vegas Convention: Medicine for Lawyers – The Surgical Spine, speaker
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association: Premises Liability Case Strategy Discussion, speaker

Accolades
2018 Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Rising Star Nominee
2020 Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Rising Star Nominee
2021 Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Rising Star Nominee
2018 Super Lawyers, Southern California Rising Star
2019 Super Lawyers, Southern California Rising Star
2020 Super Lawyers, Southern California Rising Star
2021 Super Lawyers, Southern California Rising Star
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 Recipient