Daniel W. Maguire

Daniel W. Maguire

Dan Maguire is a partner in Burke’s Palm Desert office.  Dan counsels and represents life, health, and disability insurers in trial and appellate matters.

Dan represents clients in bad faith, employee benefits, insurance coverage, and investment products disputes.  He is a frequent speaker on insurance and ERISA matters, and has given presentations at numerous national conferences including the Defense Research Institute, ALI/ABA, American Conference Institute, International Disability Insurance Society, Association of Life Insurance Counsel, and Eastern Claims Conference, for which he acts as Vice-President.  He is Past Chair of the Health and Disability Insurance Law Committee of ABA-TIPS.  His pro bono work has included client representation through Los Angeles Public Counsel, and the Public Service Law Corporation.  Dan is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker.

Words of Inspiration:  Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity.

  • Doe v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 164 F.Supp3d 1140 (N.D. Cal 2016)
  • Shaw v. Life Ins. Co. of North America144 F.Supp.2d 1114, 2015 WL 6755187 (C.D. Cal. 2015)
  • Hoffman v. Life Ins. Co. of North America2014 WL 7525482 (C.D. Cal. 2014), affd. 669 Fed.Appx. 399 (9th Cir. 2016)
  • Flynn v. Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada, 809 F.Supp.3d 1175 (C.D. Cal. 2011)
  • Simonia v. Glendale Nissan/Infinity Disability Plan606 F.Supp 2d 1091 (C.D. Cal. 2009) 608 F.3d 1118 (9th Cir. 2010)
  • Seleine v. Fluor Corp. Long-Term Disability Plan598 F.Supp 2d 1090 (C.D. Cal. 2009)
  • Page v. Life Ins. Co. of North America305 Fed.Appx. 318 (9th Cir. 2008)
  • Nassif v. Hartford Life Ins. Co. of America111 Fed.Appx. 513, (9th Cir. 2004)
  • Simon v. Value Behavioral Health, Inc., 208 F.3d 1073 (9th Cir. 2000)
  • Moore v. Provident Life and Acc. Ins. Co., 786 F.2d 922 (9th Cir. 1986)
  • Geiger v. Hartford Life Ins. Co., 348 F.Supp.2d 1097 (E.D. Cal. 2004)
  • Weil v. Federal Kemper Life Assurance Co., 7 Cal.4th 125 en banc (1994)

  • J.D., cum laude Pepperdine University School of Law, 1985
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1981
  • State Bar of California
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Eastern Claims Conference, Vice-President
  • Association of Life Insurance Counsel
  • ABA-TIPS – Health and Disability Insurance Law Committee
  • International Association of Defense Counsel