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"Attorney Daniel Watts has represented me with diligence, persistence, and determination. Daniel is very knowledgeable in his field and represents G10 with renowned distinction."


Daniel Watts is a shareholder and attorney in the Litigation Team at G10 Law. He is certified as a California Appellate Specialist - a designation earned by only .016% of California attorneys. Before joining the firm, Mr. Watts practiced civil litigation in state and federal court at both the trial and appellate level. He is admitted to all four federal courts in California, California’s state courts, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. His past cases included civil rights and business disputes, employment and labor violations, landlord-tenant issues, tort claims, and administrative trials. He has advised startup companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento, helping companies incorporate, issue stock options to employees, and negotiate with investors.

Mr. Watts received his J.D. from UC Davis School of Law in 2011, where he was an editor on the UC Davis Law Review and a member of the governing board of the Appellate Advocacy program – also known as “moot court.” He served simultaneously as president of the campus ACLU and Federalist Society chapters, often pitting the two organizations against each other in head-to-head debates.

Before coming to law school, Mr. Watts graduated from UC San Diego with a B.A. in Political Science and History, after which he taught English in Japan on the JET Programme. While a 20-year-old undergraduate, he ran for California governor in the 2003 recall election against Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis. In his free time, he mentors college newspaper editors on free speech and journalism issues.

  • North County Bar Association, Board Member
  • Top 100 Leaders in Law, San Diego Business Journal - 2022
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star - 2022
  • Top Lawyers, San Diego Magazine - 2022
  • California Appellate Specialist, State Bar of California
  • A-V Peer Review Rated "Preeminent", Martindale-Hubbell
  • UC Davis Law Review, Articles Editor and Projects Editor
  • UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy, Member
  • Federalist Society at UC Davis School of Law, President
  • Lopardo Inns of Court (Carlsbad), Associate Member
  • Schwartz-Levi Inns of Court (Davis), Associate Member
  • Provost’s Honors, UC San Diego

  • J.D., UC Davis School of Law, 2011
  • B.A. with Honors, Political Science and History, UC San Diego

State Bar of California