Danica Crittenden

Personal Injury

About Danica Crittenden

Shernoff Bidart Echeverria

600 S. Indian Hill Blvd Claremont, California 91711


(909) 621-4935

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Danica Crittenden is a partner based in the Claremont office of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP. Her area of expertise lies in litigation, specifically handling insurance bad faith and personal injury cases.

Since joining the firm in 2010, Ms. Crittenden has been involved in numerous high-profile cases and trials, some of which include:

  • Securing a significant $28.2 million jury verdict in a medical malpractice case against Kaiser in Los Angeles Superior Court. The case involved a teenager who underwent extensive surgery due to a delayed diagnosis of bone cancer (Rahm v. Kaiser).
  • Obtaining a $3.3 million jury verdict against an insurance company for mishandling a fire claim related to the 2007 San Diego wildfires (Van Zee v. Homesite).
  • Successfully achieving an arbitration award of nearly $12 million in an insurance bad faith case.
  • Representing a couple in a catastrophic injury lawsuit against CALTRANS, resulting in a jury award of $31.5 million, which ranked among the top ten verdicts in California in 2012 (Evans v. State of California).
  • Obtaining a $15 million jury verdict in a wrongful death case involving a hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a mother of two children in Bakersfield, CA (Paregien v Perez dba E&M Trucking).
  • Securing a $20 million settlement through arbitration in an insurance bad faith case on behalf of her clients.
  • Representing a family in a wrongful death action against BNSF Railway and achieving a jury verdict of $1.5 million (net $454,000) (Kruger-Small v. BNSF).
  • Successfully representing a client in a personal injury case and obtaining a jury verdict of $1.28 million (Berry v. Hicks).
  • Securing a $3.99 million verdict in an insurance bad faith lawsuit on behalf of an historic Orange County hotel against Lloyd’s of London (Saddleback Inn, LLC v. Lloyd’s of London).

Ms. Crittenden graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Seattle University in 2007 and cum laude with a J.D. from the University of La Verne College of Law in 2010.

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