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As experienced San Diego business litigation attorneys, we combine high standards of personal and professional integrity with aggressive and effective legal representation, consistently achieving outstanding results for business litigation clients, not just in San Diego County and the surrounding area, but in Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County and across the state of California.

Our team members have trained in civil litigation in a variety of law firm and corporate settings throughout their professional careers. We have a diverse group of clients including insurance companies, non-profit organizations, corporations, manufacturers, professionals, and health maintenance groups. Partners of our Firm are rated "AV" by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and have lectured extensively on many aspects of civil litigation. Our attorneys work around the clock to meet your litigation needs. A representative sample of the types of cases handled by our Firm includes the following:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intentional Torts
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Tax Litigation
  • Wrongful Death Actions

We represent clients in a broad spectrum of business litigation matters. Ironically, the bold courtroom presence for which our attorneys are widely recognized works as a powerful compromise settlement tool. Our continuing readiness to litigate and our well-known high level of preparation make it apparent to opposing counsel that if the issues must be litigated it is going to be a hard-fought battle.

We are committed to assisting clients in anticipating and providing for potential legal disputes so that litigation can be avoided. We believe that avoiding legal problems is vastly preferable to litigating them.

If you or someone you know needs the skilled legal services of an experienced San Diego, California Business Litigation Attorney, call 619-239-0300 to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Profiles


Daniel M. White

Daniel White was born in Orange, California, on February 14, 1947, and was admitted to the California Bar in 1975. He was educated at San Diego State University (B.A., 1972) and Hastings College of Law, the University of California (J.D., 1975). He belongs to Alpha Mu Gamma, the National Honorary Foreign Language Society and Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Honorary Political Science Society. Mr. White is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate), the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California, the San Diego County Bar Association (Legal Malpractice Committee), the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (Board of Directors, 1992-1994), the San Diego Defense Lawyers Association (Board of Directors, 1989-1990), and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San Diego (Board of Governors, 1999-2001).

The San Diego Defense Lawyers named Mr. White "Defense Lawyer of the Year" for 2002. In the San Diego Magazine for the years 2001 and 2005, Mr. White was recognized in the "Best Lawyers" section, and in the February 2002 edition of California Lawyer, he was recognized as one of the best attorneys in the legal malpractice area of law. In 2006, The San Diego Daily Transcript listed Mr. White as one of the top ten attorneys in San Diego. Additionally, he has been selected to be included in The Best Lawyers in America for the years 1999-2006.

He has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, and an arbitrator and Judge Pro Tem for the San Diego County Superior Court. He served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law (1987-1990). Mr. White is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and holds the rank of Major (retired) in the United States Army Reserve.

Mr. White also serves and qualifies as an expert witness in legal malpractice litigation. His specialties include agricultural litigation, business litigation, construction litigation, professional liability litigation (accountancy, legal and medical professionals), product liability litigation, real estate litigation, and intellectual property litigation.

Susan L. Oliver

Susan L. Oliver was born in Iowa City, Iowa, December 25, 1966, and was admitted to the California Bar in 1992 and the United States District Court (Southern District of California) in 1993. She was educated at the University of Iowa (B.A., with distinction, 1989, Phi Beta Kappa) and the University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., with distinction, 1992). While in law school, Ms. Oliver was a member of the Iowa Law Review. Ms. Oliver is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. She is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, the San Diego Defense Lawyers Association, the American Inns of Court (Louis M. Welsh Chapter), the Defense Research Institute and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San Diego. Ms. Oliver regularly presents seminars on employment law and personal injury issues. Ms. Oliver specializes in professional liability, personal injury, business, employment and complex civil litigation.

Steven G. Amundson

Steven G. Amundson was born in Watertown, South Dakota, March 10, 1952, and was admitted to the California Bar in 1976. He was educated at the University of Iowa (B.A., with distinction, 1973, Phi Beta Kappa) and Stanford University (J.D., 1976). Mr. Amundson is rated "AV" by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (Associate), the State Bar of California and has been admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeal (Ninth Circuit), United States District Courts (Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California). He has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Amundson is also a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San Diego, the San Diego Defense Lawyers Association and served on the board for the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (2003). He regularly appears on panels for deposition and advanced deposition practice. His specialties include business and employment litigation, professional liability, personal injury and construction litigation.

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