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Daniel  Malinski, Esq.
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Phoenix Attorney
Daniel Malinski, Esq.

Phone: 602.842.7418


Languages: English

Daniel Malinski, who is an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer review rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell, practices in the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Employment Litigation and Insurance Defense/Personal Injury Litigation practice areas of the firm.  Dan’s experience includes a broad spectrum of cases involving personal injury and wrongful death, product liability, insurance and institutional defense, government/public entity liability defense, business contract and tort litigation, employment litigation and general civil litigation.

In addition to his trial practice, Dan has briefed and argued numerous cases before various appellate courts, including the Arizona Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court and the U. S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to joining Burch & Cracchiolo, he spent 5 years working for the Maricopa County Attorney’s office and participated in an exchange program with the Arizona Attorney General’s office.  Dan, who is listed in Who’s Who in Practicing Attorneys as well as Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, often serves as an arbitrator for commercial cases.

Practice Areas

  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Defense / Personal Injury Litigation
  • Labor & Employment


  • J.D., with honors, University of Arizona, 1979
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, University of Arizona, 1976
    Phi Beta Kappa
    Phi Kappa Phi
    University Scholastics Award
    Bobcat (named one of 13 outstanding seniors)


  • Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona

Areas of Concentration

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • Business Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Government/Public Entity Liability
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation

Honors & Awards

  • Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5* in Martindale Hubbell

Representative Engagements

  • Representation of a national insurance carrier at trial defending claims of breach of contract, bad faith and punitive damages
  • Representation of a franchisee in connection with franchise termination proceedings both before state administrative agencies and in the state superior court
  • Defended numerous multi-million dollar claims against individuals, corporations and public entities
  • Defended claim brought by local municipality against pipeline manufacturer for sewer pipe leaks, resulting in favorable settlement
  • Handles all sizes of disputes involving a variety of issues, including personal injury, property damage and contracts

Professional Leadership

  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Former Fee Arbitrator for State Bar of Arizona

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Section on Litigation
    • Section on Tort and Insurance Defense
  • Maricopa County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Member, University of Arizona Alumni Association
  • Parish Stewardship Council Member, St. Patrick Catholic Community, 2010 – present
  • Executive Secretary, Xavier College Preparatory Dad’s Club, 2004-2008

Contact This Firm

Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.

702 East Osborn, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014
United States

Law Firm Contact: David M. Villadolid

Tel: 602.842.7418

Fax: 602.234.0341



Member Since: 2009

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