Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick attorneys Kevin V. DeSantis, James A. McFaul and David D. Cardone have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 30th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.®

DeSantis, who is managing partner of the firm, received the Best Lawyers designation in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants, and Transportation Law.

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.

McFaul received the Best Lawyers designation in the field of Commercial Litigation. Throughout his career, McFaul has focused on defending and advising professionals. He has extensive experience providing general business representation and handling complex civil litigation matters, focusing on employment and labor disputes, commercial disputes, and class actions. He has also defended an array of personal injury and product liability matters.

Cardone also 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.

About Best Lawyers®

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 123,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote, and they have received over 20 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.


Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick provides a broad spectrum of legal services to businesses of all sizes, from small, local start-ups and non-profits to large, national companies. DDWK’s real estate development and construction practice includes representing all segments of the development and construction industries on both private and public projects. 

You can find additional information and resources related to helping business owners and their businesses on the DDWK website.

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