Michael A. K. Dan was born in Los Angeles, California, on September 15, 1944; he was admitted to the California Bar in 1970, and admitted to the bar of various Federal District Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeal, and Supreme Court of the United States.

Michael Dan attended the University of California at Santa Barbara and U.C.L.A. where he received a B.A. in Political Science, with Honors, in 1966, the University of California at Los Angeles (J.D., 1969; President, Senior Class), and Kings College, University of London, London, England (LL.M., International Law, 1970).

Mr. Dan handles mass tort and complex litigation, and has been involved with the following: Plaintiffs’ Committee, Karachi Hijacking; Plaintiffs’ Committee, L-Tryptophan, Los Angeles and San Francisco, MDL (National-State Liaison, Discovery Committee); Plaintiffs’ Committee, In re: Felbatol (Class Action Counsel); Sioux City Crash (Class Action Committee); Breast Implant (Discovery Committee).  MDL and Complex Litigation: AralenBali CrashBaycolBendectinBirth Control PillsBreast ImplantCompazineDalkon ShieldD.E.S.Duarte Mid AirFen-Phen, FelbatolKarachi HijackingHIV/HemophiliaL-tryptophan,NorplantPago Pago CrashParis CrashSan Diego P.S.A.SAS Santa Monica BaySioux City CrashSOS Toxic ClaimsSulzer Hip ImplantTahiti CrashTelectronicsTenerife Collision,TetracyclineThalidomideTiganTobaccoTofranil.

Mr. Dan practices law in the areas of Plaintiff Personal Injury, Brain Damage, Paralysis, Medical Malpractice, Obstetrical and Neonatal Malpractice, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Product Liability, Legal Malpractice, Insurance Dispute, Auto Accident, Bad Faith, Toxic Torts, Aviation, Federal and State, and Complex/Mass Tort Litigation.

Michael Dan‘s activities include: Phi Delta Phi, Associate Editor, and Advocate.  Author:  Monthly Column, “From the Courthouse”,Advocate.  Lecturer:  Continuing Education of the Bar, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers, California Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America.  U.C.L.A. Law Alumni Class Representative and Board of Directors.  Program Coordinator and Chairperson, U.C.L.A. Tort Litigation for Legal Secretaries; Founders, U.C.L.A. Law; Dean’s Circle, U.C.L.A. Law.  Designated Arbitrator, Superior Court, Los Angeles County, California.  Voluntary Settlement Conference Panel for Los Angeles Superior Court(s); Medical Malpractice Arbitrator; President, Board of Directors Malibu-La Costa Beach Club; LACBA-Internet Provider.

Michael A. K. Dan’s memberships have included: the Magic Castle, the Los Angeles County Bar Association (Committees:  Superior Court, Court Improvements, Joint Liaison Committee/Los Angeles County Medical Association, Litigation Section); theAmerican Bar Association (Committees:  Medicine and Law Committee, Aviation Subcommittee); the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Governors); the California Trial Lawyers Association; the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Committee:  Treasurer, Tobacco Section; Birth Trauma Litigation Group); the Beverly Hills Bar Association; the Malibu Bar Association (Treasurer); the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice; and the Roscoe Pound Institute.

REPORTED CASES:  Doering v. SASHarris v. Irish Truck Lines

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