Dana Alden Fox is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and co-chair of the firm’s General Liability Practice. As a result of his defending the most difficult, high exposure cases in California and his being admitted in Colorado, Mr. Fox has become one of the most heralded trial attorneys, consistently obtaining results not thought possible for his clients, including multiple defense jury verdicts in prominent cases. Mr. Fox, who is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and holds the elevated rank of Advocate with The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), has developed a well-earned reputation as the “go-to” attorney in high profile, high exposure catastrophic accident, police use of force, premises and product liability, public entity, and general liability cases. Mr. Fox was named one of the top 100 attorneys in California by The Los Angeles Daily Journal in 2014 and 2020. He has defended and tried many complex and high-profile cases. Mr. Fox is currently representing Walmart in the August 2019 mass shooting in El Paso, represented Live Nation in the litigation arising from the mass shooting in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, was lead trial counsel for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Frank McCourt in the highly publicized trial arising from the assault of a spectator after a Dodgers game in 2011, and represented the City of Santa Monica in the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market litigation which involved 36 coordinated actions after a vehicle drove through a crowded farmers’ market.
Mr. Fox has tried to verdict cases involving wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, paralysis and similar catastrophic injuries. He is also a sought-after speaker on topics including defending trucking entities, defending police officers in use of force cases, catastrophic case evaluation, jury selection, defending high exposure cases, and opening and closing argument presentation.
Primary Area(s) of Practice
- General Liability
- National Trial Practice
United States District Court for all Districts of California
Supreme Court of the State of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
- Trucking Industry Defense Association
- Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
Awards & Honors
- Lifetime Achievement Honor among America's Top 100 Attorneys™ for Southern California
- AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
- 2020 Top 100 Lawyers in California, Daily Journal
- 2015 Southern California's Top 100 Lawyers, Super Lawyers
- 2013 AV® Preeminent™ peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest peer recognition for both legal ability and ethical standards.
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
Juris Doctor, with distinction, 1985
California State University at Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, 1982
University of Connecticut
Stein-Brief Group, Inc. v. Home Indemnity Company (1998) 65 Cal. App. 4th 364.
Regulating the Professional Sports Agent: Is California in the Right Ballpark, 15 Pacific Law Journal 1231 (1984).