Honors and Publications

Daniel W. Layton has been recognized by his peers in the legal profession for the following honors, publications, and positions of responsibility:


  • Listed as a top attorney in Orange County in the area of Tax Law by Coast Magazine, October 2015
  • Among others in Tax Division who were Nominated for the Attorney General’s Award to the Department of Justice by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California
  • Recognized for five years of service in the Department of Justice
  • Recipient of the Internal Revenue Service’s “Bravo!” award
  • Selected as a Victor McQuistion Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School


  • 2014 Secretary/Treasurer of the Orange County Bar Association, Tax Law Section
  • 2016 Chair and 2015 Chair-Elect of the Orange County Bar Association, Tax Law Section



  • Ethics (co-presenter)-State Bar of California (2015) and OCBA Tax Section (2017)
  • Tax Tips for Law Firms-California Solo and Small Firm Summit (State Bar) (2016)
  • Tax Implications of Labor/Employment Settlements (Panelist)-OCBA Tax Sec. (2014)
  • Crim. Tax Procedure (Panelist)-Ann. Mtg. of the Cal. Tax Bar & Cal. Policy Conf. (2014)
  • Identity Theft and Your Tax Return-State Bar of California Annual Meeting (2014)