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Jason A. McDaniel

  • Attorney


Costa Mesa, CA




Over 250 Million Dollars In Verdicts & Settlements


Construction Site Accident


Wrongful Death


Football Injury


Construction Accident


Motorcycle Accident

Jason A. McDaniel is a Managing Partner who has been with Morey & Upton, LLP since 2011. Since he began practicing in 2006, he has advocated on behalf of plaintiffs-never insurance companies. At Morey & Upton, Mr. McDaniel has represented thousands of clients and is responsible for tens of millions in recovery. He brings a unique and compassionate perspective to Morey & Upton, LLP with his Midwest roots and southern California legal experience.

Mr. McDaniel graduated from Michigan State University in 2002 with a B.S. in business-prelaw and earned a Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law in 2005. Mr. McDaniel began his legal career with the Mallon Law Firm, a premiere Madison County, Illinois personal injury practice that specialized in representing victims in automobile accidents, premises liability actions, intentional torts such as false imprisonment and battery, work injuries, and Social Security disability.

Thereafter, Mr. McDaniel joined Smith & Weer, PC in Central Illinois. His practice focused on divorce, family law, bankruptcy, and civil litigation where he helped hundreds of clients who were at their most vulnerable. Whether the case was a strenuous child custody trial, domestic violence, or financial catastrophe, Mr. McDaniel built strong relationships with each client while navigating them through some of the most difficult times in their lives.

Mr. McDaniel is a seasoned litigation attorney who has represented clients in myriad areas of the law, including personal injury, divorce, bankruptcy, and civil litigation. He is an active member of the California and Illinois State Bars and certified to practice in California Federal Court.

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2011
  • Illinois, 2006


  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • 2005
  • Michigan State University
    • 2002

Past Employment Positions

  • Michigan Attorney General’s office, Intern
  • Judge James R. Redford in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Law Clerk
  • Mallon Law Firm, Attorney
  • Smith & Weer, PC, Attorney