Attorney Daniel Balaban, of Balaban & Spielberger is one of the country’s most determined litigators. Working tirelessly on behalf of his clients, he is driven to lend his talents to those in need. His impressive skill in the courtroom is well established. Within just five years of establishing the firm, Daniel has recovered over 100 million dollars in verdicts, awards and settlements including numerous 7 and 8 figure results.
Daniel’s work ethic and commitment were highlighted in a recent medical malpractice case involving a man stricken with terminal cancer due to a misdiagnosis. The defendants attempted to delay the trial because of the client’s rapidly deteriorating health. Under California law, if a terminal cancer patient dies before his case gets to trial, the case dies with him. To ensure that his client got his day in court, Daniel urgently persuaded the judge to transfer the case elsewhere to expedite the trial. Daniel argued the case three days later and won. The judge awarded the client $100,000, granting a meaningful victory just days before he passed away. In 2013, Daniel Balaban received the CAOC Street Fighter of The Year award as a result of this case.
His other accomplishments have also been recognized by his peers. For example, he was nominated as 2013’s Trial Lawyer of The Year for a catastrophic injury case involving a fallen palm tree (Burke v. City of San Diego), which in addition to a great verdict resulted in the City of San Diego changing its policies.
A native of Philadelphia, Daniel received a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University. After graduation he fulfilled a lifelong dream of volunteering as a combat soldier in the Israeli Army. When he returned to the United States, he worked full-time as a law clerk while simultaneously earning a law degree in an accelerated two-year program from Southwestern University.
Today, he continues to fight for justice against corporations, pharmaceutical giants, government entities, big auto makers, medical device manufactures, food companies, trucking outfits and medical organizations. His efforts have recovered over a hundred million dollars for victims of wrongdoing.
Daniel Balaban in the News
- $15 Million Settlement
- $2.25 Million Verdict
- Successful Lawsuit Against Orange County Sheriff’s Department
- San Diego Appeals Court Upholds Injury Verdict
- $5.6 Million Verdict Against Janssen Regarding Risperdal