Daniel E. Wilcoxen

Partner

Location: Sacramento, California

Phone: 916-229-8366

Fax: 916-442-4118

Email: Daniel E. Wilcoxen

DANIEL E. WILCOXEN received his JD, cum laude, from U.O.P. McGeorge School of Law in 1972, and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1972.  Mr. Wilcoxen practiced with the defense firm of Rust & Armenis for the first 7 years of his law career before leaving to open his own practice in 1979 where he began his emphasis in representing injured plaintiffs. He is the founding and senior partner in the law firm of Wilcoxen Callaham, LLP. The firm handles many types of cases: all types of personal injury cases, product liability, medical malpractice, business cases, discrimination and wrongful termination employment cases. Mr. Wilcoxen also handles the day-to-day management of the firm’s 10 lawyers and 17 staff members. Over the years, Mr. Wilcoxen has obtained over 75 multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements. 

 

Mr. Wilcoxen has been a member of ABOTA since 1993 and currently holds the rank of Advocate. He was President of the Sacramento Valley Chapter in 2008, was the Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2010, and is also currently a member of the National Board of Directors of ABOTA. He is a member of the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA) and was named a Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a founding member and is a certified diplomat in Medical Malpractice, of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, and a member of Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC). He was the 1989 President of the McGeorge School of Law Alumni Association. He is a past President and current Board of Directors member of the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association where he was recognized as Advocate of the Year in both 1996 and 2002 and won the Joe Ramsey Civility Award in 2014.

 

Mr. Wilcoxen is a pioneer in the area of lien law and has had much success in getting liens waived and reduced. He spends many hours teaching attorneys how to deal with medical insurance providers, Medi-Cal, Medicare and ERISA liens. He has spoken at numerous seminars for the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association (CCTLA) and ABOTA.  He has also successfully handled an ERISA lien case before the U.S. Supreme Court, three lien cases before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal, and three lien cases before the Third District Court of Appeal.

 

Mr. Wilcoxen has been a long-time instructor for University of California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), a faculty member of the University of San Francisco Law School in their intensive advocacy program, he instructs at many seminars and lectures for CAOC and CCTLA, and several other Trial Lawyer Associations, including San Francisco, San Diego, San Luis Obispo and San Joaquin.  He has also participated as an instructor in the ABOTA Masters in Trial Program for many programs. He serves as an arbitrator and Judge Pro Tem in Sacramento, Placer and El Dorado Superior Courts. He is an experienced mediator and is a member of the American Arbitration Association, and the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the Association of Attorney-Mediators. 

 

Mr. Wilcoxen is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and his firm is listed among the preeminent lawyers in the country.  He has been named as a “Super Lawyer” for the past 10 years, one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California for the past 5 years, and one of the top 25 attorneys in Sacramento.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Catastrophic Loss

Personal Injury

Wrongful Death

Legal Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Product Liability

Insurance Bad Faith

Lien Law

Attorney Malpractice

Dog Bites

Burn Injuries

CERTIFIED LEGAL SPECIALTIES

Certified Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Certified Medical Malpractice Specialist, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

BAR ADMISSIONS

California State Bar

U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

U.S. District Court Northern

U.S. District Court Southern

U.S. District Court Eastern

U.S. District Court Central District

U.S. Supreme Court

CLASSES/SEMINARS

ABOTA Masters In Trial, 1995-Present

Instructor, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1984 - Present

Instructor, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), 1980 - Present

Instructor, University of California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), 1980 - Present

Faculty Member, University of San Francisco Law School, 1986 - Present

HONORS AND AWARDS

Super Lawyers

Top 100: 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers

Top 25: 2016 Sacramento Super Lawyers

Top 100: 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers

Top 25: 2015 Sacramento Super Lawyers

Top 100: 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers

Top 25: 2014 Sacramento Super Lawyers

Top 100: 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers

Top 25: 2013 Sacramento Super Lawyers

America's Top 100 Attorneys – Lifetime Achievement Award

The National Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers - 2018

American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys – 10 Best Attorneys 2017-2018 Award

Best Lawyers in America – U.S. News & World Report Recognized since 2008

Northern California Best Lawyers - 2018

Top 25 - Products Liability Trial Attorneys, 2017

Best Law Firms in California – U.S. News & World Report, 2016

Largest Litigation Law Firms - Sacramento Business Journal, 2015

American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys – Certified Medical Malpractice Specialist for 30 Years

Top 100 Trial Lawyers of California for 5 Years - American Trial Lawyers Association

Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year – U.S. News & World Report, 2014

Joe Ramsey Professionalism Award - Capital City Trial Lawyers Association, 2014

AV Preeminent rated for over 30 years, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015

Trial Lawyer of the Year, ABOTA Sacramento Valley Chapter, 2010

Advocate of the Year, CCTLA, 1996 and 2002

2018 Appointed to McGeorge School of Law Dean’s Cabinet

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Founding Member

American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), Member

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) local and national, Advocate

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) National Board Member

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) local, Chapter President, 2008

Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association (CCTLA), Board Member since 1986

Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association (CCTLA), President, 1990

Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Member, 1979 - Present

American Arbitration Association, Panel Member

Association of Attorney Mediators, Sacramento Valley Chapter, Panel Member

McGeorge School of Law, Alumni Association, President, 1989

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

Rust & Armenis, Defense Attorney

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

Sacramento Superior Court, Arbiter and judge pro tem

Placer Superior Court, Arbiter and judge pro tem

El Dorado Superior Court, Arbiter and judge pro tem

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