James D. Daily Esq.

James D. Daily Esq.

Newport Beach, California

James Daily, Esq. is the founding partner of The Daily Law Group. He has served as both an inside and outside General Counsel as well as an Executive Management Professional with a proven record of building high-performance executive teams capable of delivering significantly improved results in complicated and challenging business environments. A strategic visionary with a clear sense of purpose and urgency when faced with diverse situational challenges. Skilled at establishing and leveraging operational excellence within culturally diverse environments, translating conceptual models into specific growth strategies, and planning/executing multi-faceted strategic plans that result in improved gross revenue and profitability. Substantial experience in negotiating and traversing complicated multi-jurisdictional transactions, government regulators, financial markets, liability, insurance, compliance, intellectual property protection and governmental affairs. 

Mr. Daily brings a history of diverse knowledge of tax, finance, securities, medicine, law, and business strategy. Backed with effective communication skills and innate quality of personal integrity with 25 years of legal experience he is considered, the most trusted by his clients.  Mr. Daily is a leading innovator in business structure, Corporate Governance, team building, conflict resolution and marketing strategy. True trial skills have taught Mr. Daily how to sift facts, read people, discover the truth and then present that truth while encouraging others to find in themselves the qualities of courage, faith and perseverance - throughout the business cycle and in tumultuous times.  As a team member or team leader Jim brings a dimension of representation that few can match. He is a Rolodex of personal contacts, a fierce competitor and yet remains true to his Wisconsin - Midwestern values.  

Mr. Daily came to California in 1986 and established a highly successful litigation practice. At age 24 he was practicing law and by 31 had achieved a $34 million dollar settlement in dot.com litigation. His litigation practice is focused.  He brings an X factor to the game.  Admitted to State Bar of California, 1990; State Bar of Wisconsin, 1991. He is 50 years old, has a wife, Christine, and two boys, Maxwell (15) and Rexford (12).

Areas of Practice

  • Fiduciary & Trust Administration Litigation
  • Civil, Probate, Business, Complex Litigation
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Captive Insurance
  • Escrow for Exotic Asset Transactions
  • Business Litigation
  • Partnership & Corporate Dissolutions
  • Life Settlement Fraud
  • Crisis Management
  • Venture Capital & Entrepreneurial Financing
  • International Deal Structuring/Asset-Based Securities

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1990
  • Wisconsin, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1990


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D. - December, 1989
  • University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Wisconsin
    • B.S. - 1987

Representative Clients

  • Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2015-00794832-CU-EN-CXC
  • Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2015-00798136-CU-EN-CXC
  • Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2015-00769258-CU-BT-CXC
  • Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2015-00798191-CU-BT-CXC
  • Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2015-00806637-CU-OR-CXC
  • Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2015-00782701-PR-PW-CXC
  • Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2015-00766893-PR-NC-CXC
  • Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2015-00766869-PR-NC-CXC
  • Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2015-00809532-PR-TR-CXC
  • Superior Court of California, Orange County Case No.: 30-2015-00794832-CU-EN-CXC

Honors and Awards

  • Personal Injury Attorney of the Year - Consumer Business Review, 1997
  • Best Attorneys in the County - Orange Coast Magazine Issue, 1998
  • Best Attorneys in the County - Orange Coast Magazine Issue, 2000
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2001
  • Personal Injury Attorney of the Year - Consumer Business Review, 2000
  • Attorney of the Year, Consumer Business Review, 1998
  • Super Lawyer, Politics And Law Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, 2006 - 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Member
  • National Equipment & Service Corporation, Chief Corporate Counsel, 1995 - Present
  • United States Congressman, Ed Royce, Campaign Treasurer, 1995 - Present
  • Student Bar Association, Pepperdine University, Past President, 1988
  • Orange County Sheriff/Coroner Department, Reserve Deputy Sheriff
  • Harbor Patrol Newport Beach, September 11, 2001 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Advocate, 2001
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • Wisconsin State Bar, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • National Directory of Who's Who, Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Consumer Attorneys Association, Member
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • The Lincoln Club, Member
  • Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups, Member
  • The Better Business Bureau, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Reinecke & Daily, Founder, 1995 - 2002
  • Senior Survival Legal Plan, Inc., Founder and President
  • Genesis Voyager Equity Corporation, Inc., Independent Trustee
  • Alignmed Inc., General Counsel


  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon