Daniela P. Stoutenburg

Daniela P. Stoutenburg
Sacramento, CA
Telephone: 916-567-0400
FAX: 916-568-0400
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Daniela P. Stoutenburg ("Dani") was born in Santiago, Chile. Dani came to the United States with her family as a young child and was raised in Southern California. She is bilingual in Spanish. Dani received her BA in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She thereafter received her JD from the University of Southern California (USC). After practicing for several years in Southern California Dani moved to the Sacramento area where she currently resides. Dani has spent more than 20 years representing hospitals, long-term care facilities, physician groups and individual physicians in all aspects of medical malpractice/insurance defense. She has also represented hospitals and other clients in general liability and premises liability matters. Dani is committed to working and communicating with her clients so as to fully understand and achieve their objectives. She has resolved cases on her clients' behalf through motions, mediations and alternative dispute resolution. She has also tried multiple cases to successful defense verdicts. Dani is a member of the California Bar Association, California Society For Healthcare Management, California Medical Legal Committee, Association of Defense Counsel of Northern CA and Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. She is also a regular lecturer on subjects such as medical billing, medical records, documentation, discovery and litigation practices and trial preparation. Dani is on the Board of Directors for Next Move Homeless Services in Sacramento. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Professional History

  • 2021 to Present – Schuering Zimmerman & Doyle, LLP, Sacramento, CA
  • 2000 to 2020 - Dummit, Buchholz & Trapp, Sacramento, CA
    Partner/Senior Associate
  • 1998 to 1999 – Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1995 to 1998 - O’Flaherty, Cross, Martinez, Ovanda & Hatton, Los Angeles, CA
    Associate/Law Clerk


  • J.D., University of Southern California Law Center, May 1996
  • B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara, June 1993


  • California, 1996
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California, 2001
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2010
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California, 2008

Honors and Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • California Society for Healthcare Risk Management (CSHRM)
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada (ADC)
  • California Medical Legal Committee
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

Lectures and Seminars

  • The Importance of Documentation - October, 2019, Perinatal Conference
  • Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case - October, 2017, Emanuel Medical Center, Staff In-Service Presentation
  • The Paralegal’s Guide to Medical Records - November 2015 and 2017, NBI Seminars, Institute for Paralegal Education
  • Mitigating Risk Through Documentation - June 2015, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Physician Presentation
  • Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case - March 2015, Watsonville Community Hospital, StaffIn-Service Presentation
  • A Paralegal’s Guide: Trial Preparation from Start to Finish - June 2012, NBI Seminars, Institute for Paralegal Education
  • Charting Defensively and Avoiding Malpractice - November & December 2009, PCP Panel Meetings, Hill Physicians Group

Published Opinions

  • Pauly v. Stanford Hospital & Clinics (N.D. Cal. May 11, 2011) 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50263
  • Turek v. Stanford Univ. Med. Ctr. (N.D. Cal. Sept. 12, 2013) 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130792
  • Turek v. Stanford Univ. Med. Ctr. (N.D. Cal. Oct. 17, 2013) 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 151107

Personal Interests

  • Traveling
  • Cooking
  • Spending time with family and friends