Daniel F. Fears

Managing Partner

Payne & Fears LLP

Daniel F. Fears

Jamboree Center
4 Park Plaza, Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614
T: (949) 797-1222
F: (949) 851-1212
Email: dff [at] paynefears.com
(949) 797-1222
(949) 851-1212
dff [at] paynefears.com

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Practice Areas

Bar Admissions
  • State of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Litigated cases in California, New York, Illinois, Florida, Washington, and Utah
Professional Memberships and Activities
  • Board of the Orange County Labor and Employment Relations Research Association
  • Board of the Orange County Bar Foundation
  • Founding member of the Society of Fellows, Orange County Bar Foundation
  • Former Chairman, Orange County Bar Association, Labor Law Section
  • American and California Bar Associations
  • Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Litigation Section
  • Lecturer, California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Delegate, California State Bar Association Convention
Professional Awards and Recognitions
  • Named to Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers in the U.S., Human Resource Magazine
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers of America as "Lawyer of the Year" in 2016 and 2019 for Litigation- Labor and Employment in Orange County and in 2014 for Employment Law- Management in Orange County. 
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Employment Law- Management, Labor Law- Management and Litigation- Labor and Employment, 2008-2019
  • Named to Southern California Super Lawyers list by Los Angeles magazine, 2004-2018, and as a Top 50 Lawyer in Orange County
  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of San Diego School of Law, 1983
    • Research Editor, San Diego Law Review
    • Staff Writer, Public Interest Law Journal
  • B.A., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1979