Daniel J. Rafii
Daniel J. Rafii is a founder and partner at Rafii & Nazarian, LLP, where he devotes his practice to personal injury and employment matters. After working at the San Diego Superior Court and a boutique litigation firm in Los Angeles, Mr. Rafii founded Rafii & Associates in 2007. After a friend’ s younger sister was kidnapped in a yellow cab taxi, and a nearly 4 year battle with multiple insurance companies all of whom vehemently disputed liability, Mr. Rafii vowed to devote all his energy and resources to helping individuals in need and taking on the ‘goliaths’ .
Mr. Rafii has been recognized as a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization comprised of individuals who have secured verdicts or settlements for their clients of $2 million or more. Mr. Rafii participates in the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping those in need within the Los Angeles area. He has also been listed among the top 100 trial lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers and has also been featured in the organization’s “Top 40 Under 40” list.
REPRESENTATIVE VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS
Villamariona v. CBS Studios – Wrongful death – Pedestrian struck and killed by CBS employee on set of NCIS – $10.5MM Verdict
Garcia v. Yellow Cab of Orange County – Negligent Entrustment for taxi driver kidnapping. Confidential settlement
Victoria Murillo v. Knights Inn et. al. – Premises Liability claims for client injuries at a parking lot of hotel. $1.725MM settlement
Ramirez v. City of Port Hueneme – Wrongful Death – Excessive force claim for the shooting and killing of Jose Ramirez by Port Hueneme police officers. $1MM settlement
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
American Association of Justice
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities
California State Bar
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, summa cum laude – 2005
University of California, Santa Barbara – 2002
Super Lawyers, Rising Star