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Irvine
20 Pacifica
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92618

949-453-4260
949-453-4262 fax

Education

  • J.D., California Western School of Law, magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of California at San Diego

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Washington
  • United States District Courts, Southern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association

Dan J. Bulfer

Associate

Practice Areas

Experience
Dan Bulfer is a seasoned trial and appellate litigator in the firm's Irvine office.  He represents individuals, businesses, and public agencies on a wide variety of matters, including general business litigation, construction claims and litigation, class actions and other representative actions, appellate proceedings, and employment claims.  Mr. Bulfer also represents businesses and their officers and directors in connection with shareholder derivative suits, claims for breach of fiduciary duty, and disputes and dissolutions involving closely held businesses.  His experience also includes alleged civil rights violations under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, constitutional issues, and professional malpractice claims.  Mr. Bulfer’s clients have included public and private entities of all sizes, corporate officers, public officials, and individuals.

Education
Born and raised in Southern California, Mr. Bulfer earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, specializing in public law, from the University of California at San Diego.  He graduated from California Western School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2011, and is published alongside 12 experts in conflict of laws and constitutional law in the Fall 2010 edition of the California Western International Law Journal.

Memberships
Mr. Bulfer is a member of the State Bar of California, the Washington State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, and the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.

Representative Matters
Mr. Bulfer has skillfully handled cases at all levels of California courts involving complex legal issues or matters of first impression, including the following:

  • After Mr. Bulfer’s client was sued by a competitor, Mr. Bulfer successfully opposed a motion for preliminary injunction seeking to prevent his client from completing a multimillion-dollar construction project in Southern California.  Subsequently, Mr. Bulfer’s demurrer to the plaintiff’s complaint was sustained without leave to amend, resulting in the involuntary dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims against the client and a substantial award of costs.
  • A recruiter brought an action against a regional construction firm, seeking substantial damages in connection with the alleged breach of a finder’s fee/referral agreement.  Mr. Bulfer secured the dismissal of the recruiter’s action and recovered his client’s attorneys’ fees.
  • On behalf of a class of homeowners who were defrauded through the unfair business practices of a large financial institution, Mr. Bulfer fully recovered all funds wrongfully taken from his clients.  He also recovered his clients’ attorneys’ fees and secured a substantial enhancement award for the named plaintiffs.
  • Representing a public project owner in protracted litigation involving a number of related actions and cross-actions, dozens of depositions, and the exchange of hundreds of thousands of pages of documents, Mr. Bulfer resolved a general contractor’s multimillion-dollar claim on terms highly favorable to his client.

Publications and Speaking Engagements
Mr. Bulfer is a frequent presenter at conferences and before industry groups.

Publications

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