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Daniel W. Maguire

Daniel W. Maguire

Partner - Palm Desert

760.776.5600 t
213.236.2801 d
760.776.5602 f

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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 America, 144 F.Supp.2d 1114, 2015 WL 6755187 (C.D. Cal. 2015)
  • Hoffman v. Life Ins. Co. of North America, 2014 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 Plan, 606 F.Supp 2d 1091 (C.D. Cal. 2009) 608 F.3d 1118 (9th Cir. 2010)
  • Seleine v. Fluor Corp. Long-Term Disability Plan, 598 F.Supp 2d 1090 (C.D. Cal. 2009)
  • Page v. Life Ins. Co. of North America, 305 Fed.Appx. 318 (9th Cir. 2008)
  • Nassif v. Hartford Life Ins. Co. of America, 111 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)