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DANIEL MALDONADO

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PRACTICE DESCRIPTION:

A substantial part of Mr. Maldonado’s practice involves the analysis and litigation of complex insurance coverage issues. Mr. Maldonado has experience in handling both personal lines and commercial lines coverage issues. His practice also involves representing insurance companies in defense of complex bad faith claims.

Mr. Maldonado is one of two associate authors for Couch On Insurance 3d, a nationally recognized authoritative treatise on insurance law.

Mr. Maldonado has significant experience in handling the investigation and litigation of complex employment law matters. He has represented both private and public sector clients regarding Title IX (civil rights), Title VII, The Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age and Employment Discrimination Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Section 1983 claims, and the Arizona Civil Rights Act. Mr. Maldonado also has developed for various firm clients complete employment programs including the development of employer specific employee manuals, drug testing policies and other transactional employment services.

EDUCATION AND SCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES:

Arizona State University (J.D., cum laude, 1997)

  • Order of the Coif
  • Pedric Scholar
  • John J. Ross Business Award
  • Honors in Legal Writing and Research
  • Honors in Legal Research Methods
  • Notes and Comments Editor for the Jurimetrics: Journal of Law, Science and Technology
  • Associate Managing Editor, Arizona State University Law Journal.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 1989)

PUBLICATIONS:

Books

  • Associate Author, Couch On Insurance 3d
  • Mr. Maldonado is co-authoring the chapters on fraud and consumer fraud and the chapter on negligence for the soon to be published Arizona Tort Law Handbook.

Academic Journals and Law Reviews

  • The Practical Ramifications of Dual Sovereignty in Prosecuting Declaratory Judgment Actions Against State and Federal Governments. CONN. INS. L.J. (forthcoming Spring 2008)
  • Prohibiting De Facto Insurance Redlining: Will Hurricane Katrina Draw a Discriminatory Redline in the Gulf Coast Sands Prohibiting Access to Home Ownership? WASH.& LEE J. CIVIL RTS. & SOC. JUST. (forthcoming Spring 2008)
  • Building a General Understanding of Directors & Officers Insurance Policy Architecture, DRI for the Defense, Vol. 48, No. 5 (May 2006)
  • Disability Under a Judicial Microscope: The Struggle to Define the Rights and Remedies for Claims Brought Under the Rehabilitation Act. N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. (Fall 2003)
  • Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama vs. Garrett: Is Constitutional Authority for Sale and is State Sovereign Immunity the Purchase Price? 13 Geo. Mason. U. Civ. Rts. L. J. 151 (Spring 2003)
  • The Changing Landscape of the Eleventh Amendment Immunity in the Context of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act after Garrett: Are Arizona School Districts Beyond Suit? 34 Ariz. St. L. J. 873 (Fall 2002)

SPEAKER/PRESENTATIONS

  • "Small Business and Employment Practices Liability Insurance" presented at AzPMA Winter Scientific Seminar sponsored be Arizona Podiatric Medical Association (December 10, 2005)
  • "Arizona Insurance Coverage" (January 25, 2007) (Topic: Advertising Injury) sponsored by State Bar of Arizona

LICENSED JURISDICTIONS:

  • Arizona (1997)
  • District Court for the District of Arizona (1997)
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (1998)
  • United States Supreme Court (2003)
  • Nevada (2004)
  • District Court for the District of Nevada (2004)
  • District Court for the District of Colorado (2004)
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (2004)

PUBLISHED OPINIONS:

  • Progressive Classic Ins. Co. v. Blaud, 212 Ariz. 359, 132 P.3d 298 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2006).
  • Huth v. Hartford Insurance Company of America, 298 F.2d 800 (9th Cir. 2002)

 

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