Darryl Hottinger graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona College of Law where he was a member of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law and a recipient of the Dean’s Achievement Award. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona and California.
Mr. Hottinger began his legal career as an appellate attorney for the California Department of Justice where he successfully defended more than forty criminal appeals on behalf of the State of California. His published opinions include People v. Garcia (2002) 28 Cal.4th 1166 (conviction of shooter is not a prerequisite for enhancing sentence of defendant who aided and abetted in felony involving firearm) and People v. Cleveland (2001) 87 Cal.App.4th 263 (trial court, rather than jury, may determine defendant’s intent in committing multiple offenses for purpose of imposing consecutive sentences).
Mr. Hottinger went on to practice civil litigation and appellate law at firms in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. He 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 successfully tried cases to verdict in the counties of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa.
At Beach Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP Mr. Hottinger primarily represents health care providers, including physicians, nurses, skilled nursing facilities, and residential care facilities, against claims of medical malpractice, elder abuse, personal injury, and wrongful death.
Mr. Hottinger is admitted to practice before all California state courts as well as the United States District Court – Central District of California. He is a member of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the William L. Gordon Inn of Court. He lives in Ventura with his wife and three children.