$1+ Billion Recovered

Our Firm


One of California’s premier plaintiffs’ law firms, the Dolan Law Firm represents clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and across California from our offices in San Francisco and Oakland. We take great pride in obtaining justice for our clients and holding the powerful accountable.

An Outstanding Record Of Success

The 15 attorneys of the Dolan Law Firm are spearheading many of the most significant and challenging lawsuits filed in California state and federal court on behalf of injured persons and employees. Possessing a “history of winning multi-million dollar verdicts,” as noted by the San Francisco Business Times, we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients in settlements and jury verdicts.

This remarkable track record of success includes the largest verdict ever, $61 million, for individuals subjected to racial and ethnic discrimination and harassment in violation of their civil rights.

Leaders Among Trial Lawyers

Our attorneys are some of the most qualified and skilled professionals in their practice areas. The successes we have achieved in the courtroom for our clients have resulted in our recognition for excellence by U.S. News, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Martindale Hubbell.

Firm founder Chris Dolan has been repeatedly recognized as one of top trial lawyers in the San Francisco Bay Area and in California. His numerous awards include the prestigious California Lawyer of the Year Award from California Lawyer magazine and selection as one of the Top 25 Plaintiffs Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal, the leading legal newspaper published in California.

Many of our attorneys are directors and officers of local, California, and national attorney and legal advocacy organizations. Chris previously served as the President of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and was previously the President of the Consumer Attorneys of California.

Achieving Justice For The Injured

Many of our cases involve personal injury and wrongful death claims due to the fault of others. We have a long and successful track record of litigating cases on behalf of bicyclists, motorcycle riders, car drivers and passengers, and pedestrians injured or killed by other negligent drivers.  We represent MUNI, BART, and other public transit riders injured while using public transportation.

We have brought groundbreaking lawsuits against Uber and Lyft on behalf of injured passengers and the families of pedestrians killed to hold these rideshare companies accountable for accidents and dangerous driving by their drivers.

We represent individuals who suffered serious injuries from unsafe premises and property conditions (sometimes called “slip and fall” cases).  We have achieved significant recoveries for individuals attacked by animals and bitten by unsupervised dogs.

We are leaders in the plaintiffs’ bar in representing individuals and their families subjected to elder abuse and neglect at senior, assisted living and nursing homes. We also represent parents whose children, in many cases special needs students, were victims of child abuse at school or injured due to negligent supervision.

Our clients include individuals seriously injured by law enforcement officers in police brutality and excessive force cases. Finally, we have a long standing and active practice for LGBT persons denied their equal rights.

Achieving Justice For Employees

Our lawyers fight to safeguard the rights of employees across California. We are committed to obtaining compensation for the harm our clients suffered and making lasting changes in company practices. We are proud to have assisted our clients in ensuring that their employers implement hiring, pay, promotion, and evaluation practices that are fair and transparent for all employees.

Our employment cases often challenge discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination based on race, gender, ethnicity or national origin, religion, disability, pregnancy, or sexual orientation. We represent employees for wage and hour violations under California and federal law including failure to pay overtime, break time, and vacation time. We also fight for employees whose rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) have been violated.

We represent employees who wish to “blow the whistle” on fraud committed by their employer in contracts or services provided to the federal government or State of California in qui tam or False Claims Act cases.

Attentive, Personal Service Combined With The Resources Necessary To Succeed

We treat our clients with kindness, compassion, and respect. We provide each client attentive, personal service and regularly communicate with our clients throughout the litigation process.

Our attorneys work as a team under Mr. Dolan’s supervision, drawing upon their considerable knowledge of the law and trial skills, as well as the firm’s substantial financial resources and access to experts, to provide each client with superior legal representation.

The Dolan Law Firm possesses the experience, skills, and resources to successfully litigate your case.

For a free, no obligation evaluation of your case, please contact us online or call toll free 1-888-452-4752.

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