Daniel T. Clifford

Practicing Since 2003
  • University of Oregon 1997 BA
  • U.O.P. McGeorge 2003 JD

Professional Affiliations:
  • So. Cal. Assoc. of Defense Counsel
  • Quest Club
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Memorial Hospital Foundation - Board Chair

Bar Admissions:
  • California State Bar
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern CA
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern CA
  • Kern County Bar Association

Daniel T. Clifford

Daniel T. Clifford, a Bakersfield native, was born in August of 1974. He attended West Bakersfield High School and graduated in 1993. Mr. Clifford graduated from the University of Oregon in 1997 with a B.A. in History. Mr. Clifford returned to Bakersfield upon graduation where he worked for the national irrigation and oilfield construction company Rain For Rent as a salesman and project manager.

Mr. Clifford commenced his legal studies at the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law located in Sacramento, California in the Fall of 2000 and graduated in May of 2003.  He is admitted to the State Bar of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Mr. Clifford is a member of the Kern County Bar Association, the Southern California Association of Defense Counsel and the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (“NARTC”).  His areas of practice include business litigation and civil defense with a focus on transportation (railroad and trucking), oil/gas and agriculture (crop loss, crop damage, chemical over spray).  Mr. Clifford is BV rated with Martindale Hubble and received the Super Lawyers Rising Stars designation in 2013 and 2014.

Mr. Clifford is the chairman of the Bakersfield Memorial Foundation Board and a member of the Quest Club.  Mr. Clifford has briefed two reported cases in the California Court of Appeal (Second and Fifth Districts): CAZA Drilling (California), Inc. v. TEG Oil & Gas, Inc. (2006) 142 Cal.App.4th 453, and Faughn v. Perez (2006) 145 Cal.App.4th 592.