Daniel P. Costa

Daniel P. Costa

Principle Attorney
Location:
Gold River, California
Phone:
916-400-2759
800-796-0397 (Toll free)
Fax:
916-400-2744
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Environmental
  • Insurance
  • ERISA
  • Employment
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Auto Dealer Representation
  • Personal Injury PLF
  • Bicycle Related Accidents

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1990

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. - 1983
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Traynor Honor Society
    • Honors: Member, Trial Advocacy Team
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
    • B.S. - 1979
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Business Administration
    • Major: Hotel and Restaurant Management, Emphasis in Accounting and Finance

Published Works

  • Are Temporary Nuclear Workers "Special" or "Statutory" Utility Employees? (Co-Author, Donald E. Jose), Nuclear News, Vol. 34, No. 10, August, 1991
  • Ways for Health Physicists to Minimize the Chances of Being Sued (Co-Author, David Wiedis, Donald Jose), Radiation Protection Management, Vol. 9, No. 3, May/June, 1992

Representative Clients

  • American Nuclear Insurers
  • ARCO
  • ARCO Products Company
  • Auburn Associates, Inc.
  • Becks Furniture Company
  • California Capital Insurance Group (CIG)
  • CIGNA
  • Central States Insurance
  • College Park Apartments
  • Cox Petroleum
  • CNA Insurance Company
  • Dublin Honda
  • Ellsworth Harrold Ford
  • Empire Nissan
  • Evins Funeral Home
  • Federated Insurance Company
  • Firemans Fund Insurance Company
  • Flyers, LLC
  • Folsom Buick Pontiac GMC
  • Future Ford Automotive Group
  • Georgia Pacific Corporation
  • Green Motors, Inc.
  • Harley-Davidson Motor Company
  • John L. Sullivan Chevrolet
  • Koss Industries
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Lind Brothers Mortuary
  • Merced Mutual Insurance Company
  • Mark III Management
  • Mazzei Pontiac-GMC
  • McGraw Group
  • Nella Oil Company
  • Pacific Specialty Insurance Company
  • Paneltech International, LLC
  • Peninsula Infiniti
  • Penn-America Insurance Company
  • Professional Cycle Parts
  • Redding Petroleum
  • Reibes Auto Parts
  • Rocklin Motorsports
  • Roseville Toyota
  • Royal Petroleum Company
  • RPM Luxury Auto Sales, Inc.
  • Safeco Insurance Company of America
  • Schwebel Petroleum Co., Inc.
  • Sequoia Insurance Company
  • Sierra View Funeral Chapel and Crematory
  • Shreve & Company
  • Sonnen Motorcars, Inc.
  • St. Anton Property Management
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Sureproducts Insurance Agency
  • Thompson’s Toyota
  • Tracy Honda
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • United Rentals, Inc.
  • Washington Mills Company, Inc.
  • Weaver Auto Center

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Radiation Litigation and Minimization of Risks of Exposure, Norm Regulation and Control Seminar, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 8, 1992
  • Lecturer, Understanding the Legal Process, Sexual Harassment Seminar, Sacramento, California, May 21, 1994
  • Lecturer, Daubert, A Blessing in Disguise?, National Association of Railroad Trail Counsel Seminar, Pebble Beach, California, April 27, 1995
  • Lecturer, Handling Toxic Mold Disputes in California; A Guide to Recent Developments and Effective Litigation Strategies, Lorman Ed. Services, Sacramento, California, August 12, 2003
  • Lecturer, Toxic Mold: An Update, Mold Seminar, CEB - California, Sacramento, California, January 17, 2004
  • Lecturer, The Mold Challenge in California, Mold Seminar, National Business Institute, Sacramento, California, March 19, 2004
  • Lecturer, Keys to Successful Pre-Trial Preparation in California, Pre-Trial Preparation Seminar, National Business Institute, Sacramento, California, October 12, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • AV Pre-eminent Rating Martindale-Hubbell
  • Northern California Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • California State Bar Association
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • North California Association of Defense Counsel
  • Rotary Club of Sacramento, Member - Board of Directors, 2004 - 2006
  • Piemonte Reale Benevolent Society
  • Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court

Past Employment Positions

  • Diepenbrock & Costa, Partner, 1993 - 2001
  • Greve, Clifford, Diepenbrock & Paras, Partner, 1990 - 1993
  • Greve, Clifford, Diepenbrock & Paras, Associate, 1983 - 1990
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, Yosemite National Park, Legal Enforcement Officer, 1982