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Team Members

Individually we are one drop. But together we are an Ocean.

Your company has been hit with high stakes litigation, turns out your fellow board members are self dealing and the people you have known your entire career are just not who you thought they were.  The pressure is on to choose a lawyer.  Choose the most trusted, the one that can help you keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you. 


James Daily, Esq. has the innate quality of personal integrity. Practicing law for 27 years, sifting facts, reading people and knowing the truth, how to present that truth and how to encourage others to find in themselves the qualities of courage, faith and perseverance bring a dimension of representation to clients that few can match. Jim is a Rolodex of contacts, a fierce competitor and yet remains true to his Midwestern values.  Mr. Daily is the founding of The Daily Law Group. Mr. Daily came to California in 1987 and established a highly successful litigation practice. At age 24 he was practicing law and by 31 had achieved a $34 million dollar settlement in litigation. Admitted to State Bar of California, 1990; State Bar of Wisconsin, 1991.

Areas of Practice

Experienced and versatile Mr. Daily and his firm, The Daily Law Group, focus their litigation practice on matters of fiduciary abuse. Their success is entirely due to the insight gained from continued and vast experience in Global markets, Business strategy, contract negotiation, litigation, private offerings, business formation, trusts and estates and fiduciary responsibility.

  • Fiduciary & Trust Administration Litigation
  • Civil, Probate, Business, Complex Litigation
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Captive Insurance
  • Escrow for Exotic Asset Transactions
  • Business Litigation
  • Partnership & Corporate Dissolutions
  • Life Settlement Fraud
  • Crisis Management
  • Venture Capital & Entrepreneurial Financing
  • International Deal Structuring/Asset-Based Securities

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1990
  • Wisconsin, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1990


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D. – December, 1989
  • University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Wisconsin
    • B.S. – 1987

Honors and Awards

 Personal Injury Attorney of the Year – Consumer Business Review, 1997

  • Best Attorneys in the County – Orange Coast Magazine Issue, 1998
  • Best Attorneys in the County – Orange Coast Magazine Issue, 2000
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2001
  • Personal Injury Attorney of the Year – Consumer Business Review, 2000
  • Attorney of the Year, Consumer Business Review, 1998
  • Super Lawyer, Politics And Law Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, 2006 – 2011
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James D. Daily, Esq.


Christopher Walsh, Esq. is a graduate of Whittier Law School. Before joining the Daily Law Group, Mr. Walsh clerked atUnited States Federal District Court for the Honorable Andrew J. Guilford.  Working in the Central District of California Mr. Walsh gained extensive experience in all aspects of Civil and White Collar Criminal cases.  Mr. Walsh brings to the Daily Law Group and incredible talent and sophistication to legal research, writing and advocacy.

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Christopher Walsh, Esq.


Cum Laude – with great distinction

Attorney Michael R. Jones is a 2015 graduate of Whittier Law School. Graduating with great distinction Mr. Jones was Editor of Law Review and competed on the traveling team of Whitter Law School’s Moot Court. Mr. Jones is a dynamic and engaging attorney who excels at the challenge of complex matters, looking at their individual components and the interaction each has on the total structure. It is in these individual components that all battles are won.

Working in our Newport Beach Office, Mr. Jones focuses on Fiduciary Abuse Litigation and Business Affairs.

Michael R. Jones, Esq.


Magna Cum Laude – with great distinction

Attorney Michelle Nguyen is a 2015 graduate of Whittier Law School graduating Magna Cum Laude in the top 6% of her graduating class having received the Dean’s Merit Scholarship and CALI Awards for Excellence in Contracts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Legal Writing, Patent Law, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Business Associations, Environmental Justice, and Poverty Law.

In 2011, Ms. Nguyen graduated from the University of California Irvine with dual degrees receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law and Society, and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences.

Working in our Costa Mesa Office, Ms. Nguyen focuses on Fiduciary Abuse Litigation and Business Affairs.

Michelle P. Nguyen, Esq.


Operations Director


– Present (17 years 9 months)Costa Mesa, CA

Daily Law Group is a multifaceted law firm focusing on business and partnership disputes, wealth protection, preservation and litigation to enforce contractual and fiduciary rights and responsibilities. Our proven expertise and entrepreneurial ability to provide out of the box solutions and initiate, implement, and control tax structures as well as investment platforms to protect, preserve and defend our clients’ wealth and investments has made us unique and highly regarded by our peers and respected by our adversaries.

Operations Management: Bookkeeping, Human Resources and Marketing

Paralegal: Pre-Litigation focus. Civil Trial preparation and support. Estate planning paralegal.

Notary Public


Operations Manager 

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Christine Daily

Operations Manager