Dan H. Deuprey



Mr. Deuprey holds the highest rank of Diplomate with the American Board of Trial Advocates, of which he has been a member since 1986, and he is a Master with the American Inns of Court, Welsh Chapter of San Diego. He has tried over 130 jury trials and has handled dozens of private arbitrations in over 45 years of litigation including cases involving issues of professional negligence (medical, legal, and other), elder abuse, nursing home negligence, products liability, breach of contract, fraud, indemnity, insurance coverage, automobile negligence, construction defects and job site injuries, engineering design and architectural negligence, real estate transactions, escrow negligence, violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, premises liability, false advertising, violations of civil rights, government tort liability, administrative agency actions, and defamation.


Mr. Deuprey has extensive experience in dispute resolution through arbitration and mediation, having served as a neutral arbitrator or party arbitrator in numerous cases in addition to handling dozens of cases as counsel for parties in arbitration. He is currently on the San Diego Superior Court panel of mediators, is on mediation panels of the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), and serves on the panel of neutrals for the American Arbitration Association. Concerning mediation, Mr. Deuprey has formal training from The Straus Institute at Pepperdine University and from NCRC, where he earned its certification as a mediator. He is also a panel mediator with Subject Matter Mediation Services (SMME) based in La Jolla.


Mr. Deuprey received his legal education from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, with a J.D. degree in 1968, followed by admission to the California Bar and admission to practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern District, in January, 1969. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Deuprey received an associate degree in science (engineering) from Chaffey College and a B.A. degree from the University of California at Riverside. Mr. Deuprey was a third year moot court honors participant at Boalt Hall, and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa chapter at the University of California at Riverside. Mr. Deuprey was appointed law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Schwartz in 1968, and became a deputy district attorney for the San Diego County D.A. in 1969, where he handled a wide spectrum of criminal prosecutions including numerous felony trials and including service in the special civil fraud division. In 1972, Mr. Deuprey joined the private firm of Holt, Rhoades and Hollywood, handling civil and criminal litigation, with emphasis in defense of insureds involving medical and legal malpractice allegations. In 1978, Mr. Deuprey was a founder of the civil litigation firm later known as Ault, Deuprey, Jones & Gorman, with which he continued to be affiliated as a managing partner until 1997. In 1997, Mr. Deuprey then moved his practice to the firm of Wingert, Grebing, Anello and Brubaker, where he was a partner. In 2000, Mr. Deuprey co-founded his current firm, now known as Deuprey Law Firm, LLP.


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