EDUCATION

Baylor University Law School
J.D., cum laude, 2023

University of San Diego
B.A., English and Political Science, cum laude, 2019

ADMISSIONS

California

U.S. District Courts for the Central and Eastern Districts of California

Daniella McDonagh is a critical thinker who diligently analyzes and resolves complex issues. She is best known for applying these critical thinking skills to her persuasive writing.

Daniella received her B.A., cum laude, in English and Political Science from the University of San Diego. She then went on to earn her J.D., cum laude, from Baylor University Law School where she was designated as a Leadership Fellow – a designation for selective students who completed a program focused on developing leaders who will make a positive impact on their community.

In law school, Daniella was a member of the Baylor Public Interest Legal Society and Baylor Barrister Society. Additionally, Daniella interned with the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office, Texas Tenth Court of Appeals, and City Attorney’s Office of San Francisco. Also while in law school, Daniella worked as a research assistant for professors and an associate dean. In this position, she published articles, including an article that was a “Top 10 Most Downloaded Legal Paper” and a law review article.

Outside of the office, Daniella enjoys reading, baking, supporting San Francisco sports teams, and spending time with her family, dog, and cats.

EDUCATION

Baylor University Law School
J.D., cum laude, 2023

University of San Diego
B.A., English and Political Science, cum laude, 2019

ADMISSIONS

California

U.S. District Courts for the Central and Eastern Districts of California

  • Leadership Fellow, Baylor Law School (2023)
  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Best Brief Award, Baylor Law School (2021)
  • When to Leave the Stones Unturned: Using Proportionality to Navigate Discovery Efficiently, Effectively, and Ethically (Stephen Rispoli, James Wren, and Daniella McDonagh | 107 Marq. L. Rev. 2 | Winter 2023)
  • The Great Resignation and Managing a Multigenerational Workforce (Texas City Attorney’s Association, Summer Conference | Elizabeth Fraley, Stephen Rispoli, and Daniella McDonagh | June 16, 2022)