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Dana John McCune is a founding partner at McCune & Harber, focusing on the defense of school districts and municipalities. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA and Loyola Law School, he specialized in the defense of public entities, serving as a personal injury, civil rights, and employment lawyer for over 100 cities and school districts. He has successfully defended numerous trials involving catastrophic injuries, constitutional and educational issues, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, defamation, and ADA violations. Mr. McCune has been voted by his peers as Southern California “Super Lawyer” every year since the inception of the award. He has also served as a Director of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and is a longtime member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Illustrative Professional Experience

  • Named Southern California “Super Lawyer” every year (2004-2010) Trial counsel in over 50 major and catastrophic personal injury cases and employment cases representing cities, school districts, and counties throughout the State of California

  • Defense verdicts received in over 25 consecutive employment and personal injury cases in trial involving employment and personal injury matters

  • Extensive trial and general experience in molestation, sexual assault, and dangerous condition cases involving
    both school districts and municipalities

  • Litigation and trial expertise in major traffic engineering and road design litigation and trials

Professional Activities

Board of Directors – Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Member – American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Member – Association of Surfing Lawyers

American Bar Association – Litigation and Employment Sections National School Boards Association – Council of School Attorneys

California Schools Boards Association – Council of School Attorneys

Los Angeles County Bar Association – Trial Lawyers and Employment and Labor Sections

Amicus Committee Co-Chairperson of Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Education and Admissions

Bachelor of Arts Degree (magna cum laude), UCLA (1975)

Phi Beta Kappa scholastic honor Phi Gamma Mu scholastic honor

Juris Doctor Degree, Loyola Law School (1978) Recipient of Loyola Honorary Scholarship for Excellence in The Study of Law

Recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award Winner of Wilshire Bar Association Annual Academic Scholarship


“Defending Multi-Plaintiff Toxic Tort Cases” 26 For the Defense 12 Author of quarterly Verdict Magazine appellate law reports (“Green Sheets”)



Fluent in Spanish

Dana John McCune, Esq.


(213) 689-2500

Legal Secretary

Sue Sampley, CCLS

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