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Lecturer in Law
- B.A. Duke University, 1990
- J.D. UCLA School of Law, 1993
Daniel Y. Zohar teaches Transition to Small and Mid-Sized Practice.
Zohar previously practiced law at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker before starting his own firm, the Zohar Law Firm, P.C., in 1998. Since then, he has achieved exceptional results, registering over $865 million in jury verdicts, administrative orders, and settlements for clients and consumers. His practice focuses on contingency business and entertainment litigation, business torts, and consumer rights.
Over the years, Zohar has litigated a variety of matters involving issues ranging from shareholder and partnership disputes, executive compensation claims (including stock options and profit bonuses), 1st amendment rights, legal malpractice, real estate litigation, website domain disputes, copyright infringement, wrongful termination, catastrophic torts, trade secret theft, illegal insurance practices, Talent Agencies Act disputes, California Art Preservation Act (CAPA) & Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) claims, and major league baseball arbitrations for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Zohar has been inducted as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, their highest peer review rating for ethical standards and legal ability. For sixteen years, he has been selected by his peers as one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers” featured in Los Angeles Magazine.
Zohar is the author of “Finding Liability in the Absence of a Contract,” The Advocate (February 2011); “Let’s Roll the Videotape! Basic Tips for Taking Video Depositions and Using them at Trial,” The Advocate (March 2009); "What to Expect from the Defense," The Advocate (March 2013); "Trial Briefs and 402 Hearings," The Advocate (January 2016); and “New Bar Admittees Going Solo Need Patience and Practicality,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 2002).
Before practicing law, Zohar worked as a tennis pro in England and Switzerland. An avid world traveler, he has visited 20 countries on 5 different continents. He is possibly the first person to ever hit tennis balls against the Great Wall of China.