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Los Angeles Lawyer Dana B. Taschner



"Lawyer of the Year Award...Through your outstanding leadership and advocacy, you have provided the voice of justice in protecting the basic human rights of your clients."
- California Governor, Gray Davis


"Mr. Taschner's devotion to fighting oppression earned him the American Bar Association's Lawyer of the Year award. He was chosen from a pool of approximately 245,000 other lawyers in North America…Dana Taschner's unwavering dedication to his clients can be seen in his personal relationships with them, relationships that often outlive the outcome of the case. Dana Taschner, whose integrity and selfless devotion to fairness truly embody our American justice system, is a role model for us all." — Senator Harry Reid, United States Senate Majority Leader

  Dana's first trials were as an associate at the world's largest law firm. Dana has been engaged in a range of cases, including complex business disputes, global medical device recalls, nationwide pharmaceutical drug recalls, unsafe vehicles, catastrophic injury, intellectual property, Internet security, privacy, and electronic commerce. Dana is currently engaged in complex litigation concerning the global recall of DePuy ASR hip device systems as well as claims regarding surgical mesh medical products. For 20 consecutive years, Dana has been “AV” rated, the highest professional rating for ability and ethics. Dana has been selected for Best Lawyers in American and Super Lawyers.

Dana has been involved in a number of nationally significant cases, including complex class actions, medical device, pharmaceutical product liability, intellectual property, Internet, constitutional, civil rights, business disputes, unfair business practices, major felony (federal drug task force/conspiracies), international trademark and brand protection, and other cases. Dana’s cases have been in diverse areas of the law and have included complex legal and procedural issues. Among the cases litigated by Dana over the last two decades are Silicone Gel Breast Implant Litigation, Rampart civil rights litigation, Diet Drug (Fen Phen) Litigation, Rezulin Litigation, Microsoft security litigation, vehicle and SUV rollovers, Sulzer Orthopedic hip device litigation, DePuy ASR hip device litigation, transvaginal mesh litigation, international business claims, and international entertainment litigation.  

Dana has represented clients from over a dozen countries in cases before courts in the United States and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2000, Dana was appointed as an Attorney Settlement Officer for the United States District Court for the Central District of California (2000-2003) in the complex specialties of class actions and product liability. Selected from over 200,000 lawyers, the American Bar Association named Dana the Solo Practitioner of the Year at the ABA Annual Meeting. The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. To visit The Congressional Record on The Library of Congress website and read Tribute to Dana Taschner presented before the United States Senate by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, click here.

While most cases handled by Dana are individual cases on behalf of individual plaintiffs, some of the cases undertaken have involved nationwide product recalls, new global technology, or presentation of novel issues of law resulting in important legal decisions. Some of the cases have resulted in media coverage in the United States or abroad. Called a “legal luminary” by the Wall Street Journal and a “great plaintiff lawyer” by the Huffington Post, cases undertaken by Dana have been featured on CNN, 60 Minutes, Fox, Headline, MSNBC, CNBC, BBC, Al Jezeera, Swiss National TV, Canadian National Public Radio, Tech TV, and covered by New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, Yomiuri Shimbun, Bild, Sun, USA Today, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Orange County Register, La Opinion, Times of India, Computer World, Wired, CNET, PC World, Computer Business Review, Computer Weekly, PC Security News, China Byte, E-Commerce Times, Computable News Amsterdam, ZD Germany, Northeast China News, Arizona Republic, Miami Herald, and others.

Dana has authored articles on important and emerging legal topics published by International Financial Law Review, Los Angeles Lawyer, Arizona Law Journal, Hawaii Law Review, and authored Opinion Editorials published in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Daily News, USA Today, and other publications. Dana’s recently published articles include, “The Clash of International Arbitration and Sovereign Immunity” featured in International Litigation News published by the International Bar Association (London), and “Pliva Shields Big Pharma from Billions” published by the San Diego Law Review, Volume 50 (2012).

Dana is a sought after speaker at regional, national, and international conferences, including American Bar Association conferences, Federal Bar Association conferences, and International Bar Association conferences. Dana’s recent speaking engagements include the International Bar Association Annual Conference (Dublin 2012) and the American Association for Justice (Miami 2013).

In his early career, Dana was an associate lawyer at one of the world's largest law firms, and worked with legendary Supreme Court lawyer E. Barrett Prettyman, Jr., who mentored Dana along with the current Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, John Roberts.

Dana Taschner practices before federal district and appellate courts throughout the United States, by association in Ireland, and before the World Intellectual Property Organization in Switzerland. In jurisdictions or courts where he is not admitted to practice, affiliations exist with locally licensed attorneys who serve as co-counsel. Dana has served as co-counsel with many of the most respected lawyers in the United States.