Northern California

2261 Lava Ridge Court
Roseville, CA 95661
916.780.9050 Fax

Central Coast

200 Sky Park Drive
Monterey, CA 93940
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Southern California


3401 Centrelake Drive, Suite 670
Ontario, CA 91761
909.937.2034 Fax

daniel s. roberts

Daniel Roberts is a partner in the Ontario office of Cota Cole & Huber LLP.  He represents both private clients and public entities in a variety of matters in Federal, State, and Bankruptcy courts, with a particular emphasis on federal practice and procedure.  His practice areas include municipal liability, civil rights defense, land use, marijuana-dispensary abatement, LAFCO disputes, commercial disputes, copyright and trademark litigation, and commercial bankruptcy.

Mr. Roberts sits on the Board of Directors of the Inland Empire Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and is a past president of the chapter.  He also previously has served as a lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, and on the California League of Cities’ Public Safety Policy Committee. He currently is an Attorney Settlement Officer on the Mediation Panel for the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and also represents the communities of the Eastern Division of the Central District of California on the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Federal Court Coordinating Committee. 

Prior to joining Cota Cole & Huber LLP, Mr. Roberts was Managing Partner of the Irvine office of Best Best & Krieger LLP.  Prior to entering private practice, he served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Virginia A. Phillips, U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California.

Mr. Roberts earned his law degree from the University of Southern California Law School in 1999, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.  While there, he was a Senior Editor for the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, in which he published his student note.  He also worked for the school’s in-house legal clinic, which gave him the opportunity to represent clients before various Federal District Courts, as well as the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Southern California in 1996 with a double major in Political Science and American Studies and a minor in U.S. and Latin American History.

Bar Admissions:

California Bar: 1999
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Eastern District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, Southern District of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court

Published Decisions:

  • Citizens Association of Sunset Beach v. Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission, 209 Cal.App.4th 1182 (2012)
  • James v. City of Costa Mesa, 700 F.3d 394 (9th Cir. 2012)
  • NextG Networks of California v. City of Newport Beach, 2011 WL 717388 (C.D. Cal. 2011)



Daniel S. Roberts

Managing Partner, Ontario
909-230-4209 Office
909-937-2034 Fax

Areas of Practice