We are pleased to announce that firm founder and Chief Legal Counsel Chris Dolan has been named by the Daily Journal, California’s leading legal newspaper, as one of the top 30 Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2017.
For the past three years, the Daily Journal has recognized the most successful lawyers in the plaintiffs’ bar, analyzing their settlements and verdicts by amount and impact and efforts to ensure access to justice and safeguard our right to a civil jury trial. Each year, the Daily Journal has named Chris to its Top Plaintiff Lawyer List.
Here is an excerpt of the profile the Daily Journal published on Chris:
The founder of the Dolan Law Firm in San Francisco won a major whistleblower and wrongful termination case against one of the largest players in the timeshare industry in November. Williams v. Wyndham Vacation Ownership, CGC-12-526187 (S.F. Super. Ct., filed Nov. 16, 2012).
Plaintiff Trish Williams claimed she was wrongfully terminated from a sales job at Wyndham in 2010 after raising flags about fraud. Representatives were even opening and maxing out credit cards in customer’s names, Williams alleged.
“The timeshare industry makes used car dealers look like saints,” Dolan said. “These sales practices I know aren’t limited just to Wyndham. These are people preying on the elderly who worked so hard to put aside money.”
Dolan said the case was brought to him by a former employee and protégé, Anne C. Costin of Costin Law Inc. The two served as co-counsels. Together, they survived an onslaught of paper – much of it redacted or useless – the company inundated them with during discovery.
Here is a copy of the advertisement we created for the Daily Journal’s 2017 Top Plaintiff Lawyer in California supplement: