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Dan Stormer
Firm: Hadsell, Stormer, Richardson & Renick LLP
Address: 128 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103-3650
Phone: 626-381-9261
866-457-2590
Fax: 626-577-7079
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Web site: http://www.hadsellstormer.com
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Lawyer Profile:

Dan Stormer is a 1974 graduate of New York University School of Law, and a 1968 graduate of Wagner College. He has been a Civil Rights, International Human Rights and Constitutional lawyer for forty years.

Mr. Stormer has been recognized internationally, nationally and locally as one of the top attorneys in the United States.

Mr. Stormer has repeatedly been listed the "Top 100 Most Influential Lawyers in California," "Top Labor and Employment Lawyers," "Best Lawyers in America," as well as in the "Top 10 Lawyers" in Southern California. He was recently named "Attorney of the Year" by the California Lawyer for his work in International Human Rights. As a result of a nationwide survey, he is listed among Lawdragon Magazine's "500 Leading Lawyers" and "500 Leading Litigators" in America. He has been profiled repeatedly by various legal periodicals, including The Daily Journal, Super Lawyers™, Lawdragon, The National Law Journal, Los Angeles Lawyer, California Law - Business, California Lawyer, and the Legal Exchange. He was named as one of the 10 top plaintiff-side employment lawyers in California by The Daily Journal. He was also named one of the top 5 plaintiff-side employment lawyers in California by Chambers U.S.A. - America's Leading Lawyers. His firm is listed among the top 4 firms in the same poll. He has been repeatedly named one of Southern California's Super Lawyers™ by Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine. He is "AV Preeminent" rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Stormer is recognized both nationally and internationally as one of the nation's leading civil rights, employment, and constitutional law attorneys. He was recently described by The National Law Journal as "one of the country's top civil, constitutional, and international human rights lawyers." He has been repeatedly recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America," and the "Guide to the World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers." He has presented at the "Arguments of the Masters" and the "Legends of Litigation."

Mr. Stormer has lectured and published extensively, including legal treatises and law reviews. He has taught at over 250 seminars and trial programs, including the national conventions for the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the National Employment Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and other advocacy programs. He has also taught law school at Hastings College of Law, Loyola Law School, University of San Fernando Law School, Southwestern Law School and People's College of Law.

Mr. Stormer has been involved in over 70 published appellate decisions and has argued cases at all levels, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Stormer has obtained a number of large verdicts. Among them are the following:

In Martin v. Texaco, a verdict of $20.4 million was obtained for gender discrimination in employment.

In Steffens v. Regus, a verdict of $4,646,252 on behalf of a person who complained about unlawful activity and then was terminated.

In Stewart v. Jet Set, a judgment of over $3,000,000 on behalf of a person wrongfully terminated as a result of sexual orientation discrimination.

In Zinzun v. City of Los Angeles, a verdict of $3.84 million was obtained for civil rights violations.

In Schell v. City of Los Angeles, Chief of Police Bernard Parks, et al., a verdict of $4.361 million was obtained. Included in that verdict was a punitive damage award of $500,000 against Chief of Police Bernard Parks and $250,000 against his assistant, Commander Watson.

In Ruiz v. Jackson, a jury awarded $1.6 million against a Sony Executive for coercing a Filipino woman into service as a domestic slave.

In Heaton v. Groberman, $2 million for wrongful death of a tenant who came into contact with bacteria from a failed septic system.

In Wysinger v. The Automobile Club of Southern California, the jury awarded $1.3 million in damages ($1 million in punitive damages) for a senior employee who was retaliated against for complaining of discrimination. In addition, the Court awarded $1.1 million in attorneys' fees and costs. Thus, the total award was $2.4 million.

In Bonsangue v. ADP, a verdict of over $1 million was obtained for a claim of age discrimination.

In Troffer v. United States, a judgment of over $1 million was obtained on behalf of firefighters wrongfully excluded from a United States Air Force base without due process.

Mr. Stormer has been lead or co-counsel in dozens of other multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.

Current Employment Position(s):
Partner

Areas of Practice:
35% Civil Rights
15% International Human Rights
25% Employee Rights
25% Discrimination
Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
California, 1981
Colorado, 1974
Washington, 1977
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2004
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1999
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1990
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1984
U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1975
U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 2009
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1981
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 2009
U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
Education:
New York University School of Law, New York, New York
J.D.

Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, 1968
B.A.
Major: Medieval European History

Published Works:
The Impact of Kolender v. Lawson on Law Enforcement and Minority Groups, Stormer and Bernstein, 12 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, 105, 1984

Legal Responses to Unconstitutional Termination of Disability Benefits, 22 Idaho Law Review, 201, 1986

The Graying of America: Age Discrimination in the Nineties, 26 West Los Angeles Law Review, 189, 1995

Sexual Harassment (one chapter), James Publications

Letter to a Young Public Interest Attorney, Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal - Inaugural Issue - Immigrants' Rights, Volume 1, 2009

Tales From Counsel Table, California Labor and Employment Bulletin, monthly column, 2006

Representative Cases:
County of Riverside v. McLaughlin, 111 S.Ct. 1661 (1991)
Obaydullah v. Obama, 609 F.3d 444 (2010)
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Reno, 70 F.3d 1045 (9th Cir. 1995)
Leeds v. Watson, 630 F.2d 674 (9th Cir. 1980)
Del Monte v. Deukmejian, (1991) 1 Cal.App.4th 1213
Cundiff v. Verizon, California, Inc., 167 Cal. App. 4th 718 (2008)
Wysinger v. Automobile Club of Southern California, 157 Cal. App. 4th 413 (2007)
Cundiff v. Bell Atlantic Corp., 101 Cal.App.4th 1395 (2002)
Stack v. Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad Company, 94 Wash.2d 155 (1980)
Brooks v. Rhay, 92 Wash.2d 876 (1979)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
"Trial Advocacy", National Lawyers Guild, 2012

"Voir Dire", Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2011

"Nelson Background Check Case to Discuss on Radio Show Privacy Piracy", 88.9 FM in Irvine, November 2, 2010

"Litigating International Law in U.S. Courts", International Law Society at Loyola Law School, October 20, 2010

"Attorney-Conducted Voir Dire and Closing Arguments", 43rd Annual Pacific Coast LELC, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, May 13, 2010

"Wage Theft & Wage Underpayment: Indentured Servitude in America", NELA 2009 20th Annual Convention, June 25, 2009

"Civil Rights and International Human Rights", ACLU of Southern California, June 5, 2009

"Screening of The Garden and talk by Dan Stormer", Wagner College, May 9, 2009

"Voir Dire", Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles 2009 Litigators Forum, January 22, 2009

"Ethics, Enterprise & Leadership", University of California, Santa Barbara, May 6, 2008

"Multinational Corporations and Human Rights Violations: The Example of Nigeria, Larry Bowoto et al., v. Chevron Corporation", California State University, Long Beach, April 29, 2008

"Something Wicked This Way Comes: Investigating Your Case", 2008 National CLE Conference - Labor & Employment Law

Mr. Stormer has spoken at over 300 seminars, graduations, and other events.

Honors and Awards:
Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2014

Top 10 Attorneys in Southern California, Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014

Top 100 Attorneys in Southern California, Los Angeles Magazine, 2014

Southern California Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014

Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of California, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014

Employment Law - Individuals, Best Lawyers in America – 20th Edition (over 20 years consecutively on list), 2014

Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick LLP - Tier 1 Ranking, U.S. News - U.S. News - Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms.", 2014

Top 75 Labor & Employment Lawyers, Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2013

Southern California Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013

Top 100 Attorneys in Southern California, Los Angeles Magazine, 2013

Southern California's Top Rated Lawyers, American Lawyer Media, 2013

Best Attorneys in Los Angeles, Best Lawyers, 2013

Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2013

Fellow, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013

Employment Law – Individuals, The Best Lawyers in America – 19th Edition, 2013

2013 Top Attorney, Pasadena Magazine, 2013

Super Lawyer, Law and Politics Magazine, 2013

Guide to the Worlds' Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers, Euromoney Publications, 1999 - 2014

Certified Ski Instructor - Alpine, Adaptive, Seniors, and Children's Skiers, Professional Ski Instructors of America, 2004 - 2013

Adaptive Committee, Professional Ski Instructors of America, 2006 - 2013

Adaptive Technical Team, Professional Ski Instructors of America, 2008 - 2013

2012 Top Attorney, Pasadena Magazine, 2012

Congressional Award for Outstanding Public Service to the Community, Congressman Howard L. Berman, 2012

Top 75 Labor and Employment Lawyers, The Daily Journal, 2012

Religious Liberty Award, ACLU Foundation of Southern California, 2012

Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California, Law and Politics Magazine, 2012

Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012

Super Lawyer, Law and Politics Magazine, 2012

Lawyer of the Year – Individuals - Employment Law, Naifeh & Smith – Best Lawyers in America, 2012

Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2012

Best Lawyers in America, Naifeh & Smith - National Yearly Survey of America's Leading Lawyers - Employment Law, 2012

Top Attorney in Civil Litigation, Pasadena Magazine, 2011

Pro Bono Honor, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and The Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services of the Judicial Conference for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2011

Top Lawyer, Pasadena Magazine, 2011

The Top 75 Labor and Employment Lawyers in the State of California, The Daily Journal, 2011

Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, The Board of Directors of the American Bar Foundation, 2011

Recognized for Distinction in Labor and Employment Law, The American Lawyer, 2011

Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2011

Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California, Law and Politics Magazine, 2011

Super Lawyer, Law and Politics Magazine, 2011

Top 100 Attorneys in Southern California, Los Angeles Magazine, 2011

Best Lawyers in America; Listed in Best Lawyers for 10 Years or Longer, Naifeh & Smith - National Yearly Survey of America's Leading Lawyers, 2011

The Top 3000 Lawyers in America, Lawdragon Magazine, 2011

Top Attorney, Pasadena Magazine, 2010

Appellate Lawyer Award, The National Law Journal, 2010

The Top 3000 Lawyers in America, Lawdragon Magazine, 2010

The Top 100 – California's Leading Lawyers, Daily Journal, 2010

Southern California 50 Leadership Council, RAND Institute for Civil Justice, 2010

Top 500 National Finalist, Lawdragon Magazine, 2010

Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California, Law and Politics Magazine, 2010

Super Lawyer, Law and Politics Magazine, 2010

Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Association of Justice, 2010

Top Lawyers, Labor + Employment, 2010

Best Lawyers in America, Naifeh & Smith - National Yearly Survey of America's Leading Lawyers, 1996 - 2012

Top 10 Lawyers in Southern California, Law and Politics Magazine, 2009

Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California, Law and Politics Magazine, 2009

Super Lawyer, Law and Politics Magazine, 2009

The Top 100 – California's Leading Lawyers, Daily Journal, 2009

Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Association of Justice, 2009

Top 100 Leading Lawyers in California, San Francisco Daily Journal, 2009

Top Attorneys Chosen By Their Peers - Civil Litigation, Pasadena, 2009

Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Association of Justice, 2008

Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, Super Lawyers, 2008

The Wagner Alumni Fellows Award – Law, Wagner College, 2008

Top 10 Lawyers in Southern California, Law and Politics Magazine, 2008

Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California, Law and Politics Magazine, 2008

Super Lawyer, Law and Politics Magazine, 2008

Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Association of Justice, 2007

Certificate of Recognition, Los Angeles City Council, Eric Garcetti – President, 2007

LGBT Award, ACLU Foundation of Southern California, 2007

Fellow of the Dean's Roundtable, Chapman University School of Law, 2007

The Top 500 Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in America, Lawdragon Magazine, 2007

Top 10 Lawyers in Southern California, Law and Politics Magazine, 2007

Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California, Law and Politics Magazine, 2007

Super Lawyer, Law and Politics Magazine, 2007

The Top 100 – California's Leading Lawyers, Daily Journal, 2006

The Los Angeles Area's Best Lawyers, Los Angeles Times - West Magazine, 2006

Certificate of Recognition For Outstanding Dedication to the Community, California State Senate, 2006

Certificate of Appreciation In Honor of Dedication to Social Justice in the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles City Council, 2006

Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon Magazine, 2006

Social Justice Award, Occidental College - Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, 2006

Lawdragon 500 America's Leading Trial Lawyers, Lawdragon Magazine, 2006

Top 500 Leading Litigators in America, Lawdragon Magazine, 2006

Certificate of Recognition for Human Rights Legal Representation, California State Assembly, 2006

Attorney of the Year - CLAY Award, California Lawyer Magazine, 2006

Top 100 Lawyers, Law and Politics Magazine, 2006

Guide to the Worlds' Leading Labor and Employment Lawyers, Euromoney Publications, 2011

Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California, Law and Politics Magazine, 2013

Top 75 Labor and Employment Lawyers in the State of California, Daily Journal, 2012

Religious Liberty Award, ACLU of Southern California, 2012

Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2008

Guide to the Worlds' Leading Labor and Employment Lawyers, Euromoney Publications, 2009

The Top 100-California's Leading Lawyers, Daily Journal, 2009

Super Lawyers, Law and Politics Magazine, 2006

Joseph Posner Award, California Employment Lawyer's Association, 2005

The 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon Magazine, 2005

100 Most Influential Lawyers in California, Daily Journal Law Business Journal, 2005

Top 5 Employment Lawyers in California, Chambers Publishing - America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2003

Honored Member, America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2000 - 2008

100 Most Influential Lawyers in California, Law Business Journal, 2000 - 2002

Guide to the Worlds' Leading Labor and Employment Lawyers, Euromoney Publications, 2006

Daily Journal Law Business Journal, California State Assembly Resolution, 2005

Certificate of Recognition for Fighting Discrimination, California State Assembly Resolution, 2005

Robert Kenny Award, National Lawyers Guild, 2005

Super Lawyers, Law and Politics Magazine, 2005

Top 10 Lawyers in Southern California, Law and Politics Magazine, 2005

Top 100 Lawyers, Law and Politics Magazine, 2005

Fellow of the College, Governors of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2004

Top 100 Lawyers, Law and Politics Magazine, 2004

Super Lawyers Award, Law and Politics Magazine, 2004

Honored Member, Strathmore's Who's Who, 1996 - 2008

Los Angeles Office of the City Attorney's Commendation, For outstanding contribution to the citizens of Los Angeles, 1995

California Lt. Governor's Commendation, For Longstanding Commitment to Ensure Equal Justice and for Service to the Community, 1995

California Assembly Resolution, Commitment to Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Public Interest Law, 1995

Pursuit of Justice Award, California Women's Law Center, 1995

Top 10 Labor & Employment Lawyers in California, Daily Journal, 1991

Clarence Darrow Award, People's College of Law, 1991

Who's Who, Various Who's Who Publications, 1991 - 2014

Hollywood Fair Housing Council Award, Hollywood Fair Housing Council, 1989

Pro Bono Firm of the Year, Public Counsel Law Center, 1987

Pro Bono Service Award, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, 1986

Guide to the Worlds' Leading Labor and Employment Lawyers, Euromoney Publications, 1999 - 2013

Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships:
California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)

National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)

Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

The National Trial Lawyers

American Bar Association (ABA)

The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

Western Trial Lawyers Association
Boards of Directors

Mental Health Advocacy Services
Board of Directors

Peoples College of Law
Board of Trustees

National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles and Spokane Chapters
Past President

Western Law Center for Disability Rights

Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal
Advisory Board Member

Western Trial Lawyers Association
Past President

People's College of Law
Board of Trustees

Adaptive Adventures Unlimited
Board of Directors

Tahoe Adaptive Competition Center
Founding Member

Pro Bono Activities:
Board of Directors, Adaptive Recreation Center's Foundation
Adaptive Committee - Western Region, Professional Ski Instructors of America/American Association of Snowboard Instructors
Adaptive Committee –National, Professional Ski Instructors of America/American Association of Snowboard Instructors
Tech Team - Western Division Adaptive, Adaptive Recreation Center’s Foundation – Board of Directors
Big Bear Therapeutic Riding Center, Board of Directors
Volunteer Coaching
Various Youth Sports Leagues - Baseball (ages 6-adult), Soccer (ages 6-15), and Basketball (ages 6-15)
Silverlake Parks and Recreation - Sports Board
La Junta Women's Center
Echo Park / Silverlake People's Child Care Center
John Marshall High School - Assistant Tennis Coach - Boys & Girls Varsity
Professional Ski Instructors of America (Focusing on teaching persons with disabilities, as well as Alpine and Children's instruction)
"The Edge" – Professional Ski Instructors of America Magazine
Ancillary Businesses:
Ski Instructor
Birth Information:
1947, Traverse City, Michigan, United States of America
West Practice Categories:
Civil Rights, Class Actions, Discrimination, Employment, Sexual Harassment
Profile Last Updated:
6/2/2014

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