Professor Daucher brings a rare depth of experience to the classroom, having served as a partner at one of the nation’s largest law and most elite firms for more than three decades.
Professor Daucher graduated from Duke University School of Law, where he was Order of the Coif and an elected editor of the Duke Law Journal, and from the Universtiy of Rochester, where he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma. He gave the distinguished alumni lecture at the University of Rochester in 1997.
Upon graduation from law school, Professor Daucher joined the Paul Hastings law firm where he spent 36 years as a litigation attorney, including 29 years as a partner. His practice involved representing individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations in civil matters before state and federal courts, arbitrators and administrative agencies. He was Managing Partner of the entire Paul Hastings firm for 71/2 years and at other times served on its Executive and Policy Committees, as chair of its Orange County and San Diego offices, as chair of its litigation department and as chair of its ethics committee.
Professor Daucher joined the Western State faculty as a visiting professor in 2007 and is now Associate Professor of Law. He is currently chairman of the Orange County Legal Education Foundation.
Courses taught: Civil Procedure I & II, Professional Responsibility