Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick attorneys Kevin V. DeSantis and David D. Cardone have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America,® with DeSantis also receiving a Lawyer of the Year award. Attorney Christine Y. Dixon was recognized in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

DeSantis, who is managing partner of the firm, received the Best Lawyers designation in the fields of Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants, and Transportation Law. DeSantis received the prestigious “Lawyer of the Year” accolade in the area of Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants.

Certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in legal malpractice law, DeSantis regularly represents clients in complex civil litigation matters and risk management, focusing on professional liability, commercial disputes, transportation industry matters, and employment law disputes. DeSantis also provides general business representation and strategic advisement services to companies of all sizes including architecture, engineering, legal and financial services providers, and to domestic and international transportation companies.

Cardone received the Best Lawyers designation in the field of Commercial Litigation.

Cardone’s practice involves the representation of regional and national businesses in a wide variety of matters, including employment, intellectual property, and contractual disputes, as well as the litigation of class actions.  He acts as outside general counsel for a variety of Southern California businesses.

Dixon focuses her practice on representing California-based businesses in commercial and employment matters. She has extensive civil litigation experience in the defense of licensed professionals and in business disputes. Dixon graduated from California Western School of Law in 2013 and practiced with another well-established San Diego firm prior to joining DDWK in 2018.


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