Practice Areas


 

 
 
Over the twenty–four years Dan Lawton has practiced, his caseload has included cases involving:

•  patent infringement
•  copyright infringement
•  trademark infringement
•  unfair competition
• defamation
•  business torts (such as trade libel and intentional interference with contractual relations)
•  below-cost pricing
•  wage-and-hour laws
•  federal and state antifraud laws
•  shareholder derivative actions
•  real estate-related litigation
•  the California Subdivision Map Act
•  savings and loan-related litigation
•  insurance bad faith
•  officer and director liability
•  RICO
•  the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act
•  anti-SLAPP litigation
•  patent infringement
•  theft of trade secrets
•  partnership dissolutions
•  surety and antideficiency law
•  UCC
•  product liability
•  breach of contract
•  negligence
•  First Amendment
•  governmental liability under the federal Administrative Procedure Act and federal and California Tort Claims Acts and 42 U.S.C. section 1983
•  race and sex discrimination
 •  the Unruh Civil Rights Act
•  immigration issues
•  the U.C. fertility clinic scandal
•  wrongful termination
•  stock option disputes
•  professional fee disputes
•  professional sports-related matters
•  the Miller-Ayala Athlete Agents Act
•  civil contempt
•  legal and accounting malpractice
•  and other topics.

  
Mr. Lawton has handled civil appeals and writs in both the California and federal courts. Mr. Lawton has successfully litigated cases against some of the largest law firms and government agencies in the State of California. His work on behalf of plaintiffs has yielded judgments and recoveries in the tens of millions of dollars. His work on behalf of defendants has spared his clients from judgments which would have exceeded the tens of millions of dollars.