Darryl Hottinger has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of civil litigation. He is a partner at the Beach Law Group, LLP and is the chair of the firm’s Appeals and Writs Department and Law and Motion Department. He is licensed to practice law in California and Arizona.
Mr. Hottinger began his legal career as an appellate attorney for the California Department of Justice, where he successfully defended more than 40 criminal appeals on behalf of the State of California. He then went on to practice civil litigation and appellate law at firms in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara before joining the firm that is now known as the Beach Law Group LLP in 2011.
Mr. Hottinger has extensive experience in complex civil litigation, business litigation, personal injury litigation, and surety matters. He has represented clients throughout the state of California and has tried cases to successful verdicts in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties, including a defense verdict on behalf of a general contractor in an eleven-week jury trial that was included in the Daily Journal’s top ten defense verdicts of the year.
At the Beach Law Group, LLP, Mr. Hottinger primarily represents care providers, including physicians, nurses, skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities, and drug and alcohol treatment facilities, as well as other business entities, against claims of elder abuse, personal injury, malpractice, and wrongful death.
Mr. Hottinger graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Criminal Justice. He then graduated from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, where he was a recipient of the Dean’s Achievement Award and a member of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law .
Mr. Hottinger lives in Ventura, California, with his wife and three children.
Representative Appellate Decisions
Muller v. Lloyd, 2019 WL 698008; Klean W. Hollywood, LLC v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, previously published at (2018) 21 Cal.App.5th 70; Stock v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, 2016 WL 3381279; Windsor Skyline Care Center, LLC v. Superior Court of Monterey County, 2015 WL 5938055; Keller v. Armstrong Garden Centers, Inc., 2016 WL 979129; East Bay Regional Park District v. Carr, 2010 WL 3721546; Peter H. v. Laurie H., 2010 WL 2220848; Padilla v. Robertson, 2006 WL 696700; People v. Garcia (2002) 28 Cal.4th 1166; People v. Cleveland (2001) 87 Cal.App.4th 263; People v. Corrales, 2001 WL 1338423