Daniel B. Herbert joined Manning & Kass as a partner in 2005. He currently leads the firm's Trusts and Estates Team. Mr. Herbert graduated cum laude from Whittier College School of Law in 1990 with numerous honors and distinctions: Law Review, Dean's List, Honor Roll, Dean's Merit Scholarship, and several American Jurisprudence Awards. He is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts of California, Illinois, and New York, and before the Seventh and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Mr. Herbert has considerable experience prosecuting and defending trust and estate litigation matters through trial and appeal, including actions to remove fiduciaries for malfeasance; actions to recover property and damages from fiduciaries, beneficiaries, and third parties; will and trust contests; and contested conservatorships. Mr. Herbert has enjoyed notable success in these areas, including winning a $5.4 million judgment at trial in his first two weeks with the firm, and prevailing on a $1.2 million appeal the same day.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Herbert was a partner with a boutique Century City litigation firm, where he supervised all of that firm's trust and estate work, and represented a diverse clientele in complex and sophisticated real property, business, and securities suits in state and federal courts.
Mr. Herbert is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Trust and Estate Section and Trust Litigation Subcommittee; California State Bar's Trust and Estates Section; Illinois State Bar Association's Section on Trusts and Estates; American Bar Association's Real Property, Probate and Trust Section; and Estate and Trust Litigation Committee. He is also a licensed real estate broker.