Denise M. Calkins

Denise M. Calkins


Denise Calkins is a partner in the firm’s Orange County office. Ms. Calkins was born and raised in Fullerton, California and joined the firm after graduation from Western State University law school in 2000. Her practice focuses on professional liability representation, including professionals in the psychology, dentistry and medical fields. In addition, Ms. Calkins handles premises liability, personal injury, and general contract disputes as well as administrative law/regulation compliance, and coverage issues. Ms. Calkins has also represented clients the vast majority of trades in all manner of construction industry disputes. Her practice ranges from small pre-litigation disputes to large complex litigation. Her focus on every case is to work with the client to determine an efficient, cost effective strategy for the matter which best suits the individual client’s needs.

Practice Areas
Civil and Administrative Defense of Healthcare Practitioners; General Liability; Premises Liability; Products Liability; Consumer Law; Employment Law; Worker’s Compensation; 132a/Serious and Willful claims; Construction Defect; Personal Injury; Automobile Dealership (Consumer Legal Remedies, Unfair Business Practices); Business Litigation; Contract Disputes; Contract negotiations and Mechanic’s Liens.

Auto Dealerships, Construction, Healthcare


J.D., Western State University College of Law

California State Bar, 2000; United States District Court Central, 2001; California Supreme Court; United States District Court Southern, 2014.

American Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, Western State University Alumni Association, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.