Daniel Sanchez-Behar is a civil litigation attorney representing clients in a variety of litigation matters. He focuses his practice in the defense of lawyers and law firms in professional liability and breach of fiduciary matters. He is actively involved in all phases of litigation and trial through the appellate level. Mr. Sanchez-Behar's also handles business and employment disputes, including appellate matters.
Mr. Sanchez-Behar joined Hinshaw & Culberson LLP in September 2006. Previously, he was a litigation associate with a Los Angeles law firm where he focused his practice in the litigation of business, employment and real estate matters.
During law school, Mr. Sanchez-Behar was a judicial extern to the Honorable A. James Robertson, II, of the Superior Court of California in San Francisco, where he assisted the court in all aspects of jury and court trial proceedings including drafting rulings and statements of decision.
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- American Bar Association
Mr. Sanchez-Behar's reported decisions include the successful dismissal of a law firm and its founding partner in a fraud, professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty case arising from an alleged failure to bring a timely action against an Am Law A-List law firm. The trial court sustained the attorneys' demurrer to the fifth amended complaint dismissing the entire action, and the Court of Appeal affirmed the dismissal holding the trial court under the sham-pleading doctrine could rely on representations the client made in previous verified versions of his complaint when the court sustained the attorneys' demurrer and the one-year statute of limitations on the former client's malpractice claims against the attorneys was not tolled by the continuous representation rule.
"Disclosing Stigmatized Properties – A Real Estate Agent’s Quandary," Hinshaw’s “The Professional Line” newsletter, Vol. 8, Issue 1, January 2008.
- "California’s Approach to the Interpretation of Insurance Policies – Mackinnon v. Truck Insurance Exchange," 38 U.S.F. Law. Rev. 577 (2004).
- Avoiding the Upsurge in Trust, Probate and Estate Planning Malpractice
- Criminal Legal Malpractice and the Actual Innocence Requirement
- LMRM 2015 – Bending the Bars – Testing the Bounds of the Actual Innocence Requirement in Criminal Legal Malpractice
- LMRM 2015 – Enhancing your data Protection and Mitigating your Cyber Risk
Lawyers for the Profession®
- August 11, 2016
- March 5, 2015
- January 5, 2015
- October 29, 2014
- April 29, 2014
- May 20, 2013
- September 5, 2012
- June 13, 2012
J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 2004
- Senior Member, USF Law Review
- Member, USF Maritime Law Journal
B.A., college honors, University of California at Los Angeles, 2001, Political Science / International Relations
- Member, Provost Honor List
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California