Christopher Dolan, founder and lead trial counsel at the Dolan Law Firm, announced today that Fátima Casas, an undergraduate student at the University of California at Berkeley, has been selected as the winner of the inaugural Dolan Law Firm Justice Empowerment Scholarship. The firm awarded Casas a $2,500 scholarship.
Attorney Chris Dolan will be speaking this week at the New Lawyers Division Conference hosted by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association at Lake Tahoe. Chris will speak on the topic of trying an individual whistleblower action before a jury, sharing best practices and ways to counter defense arguments. Last Fall, Chris and co-counsel Anne Costin obtained a $20 million verdict in whistleblower and wrongful termination case of Williams v. Wyndham Vacation Ownership.
Recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in California, Chris speaks throughout the year at conferences in California and across the nation instructing lawyers on the techniques and skills necessary for successful trial advocacy.
We are pleased to announce that the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association has named Chris Dolan and Anne Costin as finalists for its 2017 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. The award winner will be announced on April 6, 2017, at a dinner in San Francisco.
On November 25, 2016, columnist Gretchen Morgenson of the New York Times profiled Patricia Williams who was wrongfully terminated after she blew the whistle on fraud at former employer, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, the nation’s largest timeshare company. A San Francisco Superior Court jury the week earlier awarded Williams $20 million for her lost earnings and emotional distress, and punitive damages.
During her tenure at Wyndham, Williams told her superiors about an array of dubious activities with a focus on defrauding elderly customers. Salespersons falsely told customers that Wyndham would buy back their ownership stakes if they no longer wanted them. Credit card accounts were opened for buyers and charged without their knowledge and approval.
Press Release: $20 Million Verdict For Whistleblower Who Exposed Financial Fraud of Elderly By Wyndham Vacation Ownership – World’s Largest Timeshare Company
A San Francisco jury awarded $20 million to Trish Williams, a former Wyndham timeshare sales representative, who was wrongfully terminated for reporting time share fraud on the elderly (San Francisco Superior Court Case No. CGC-12-526187). The verdict, read late on Thursday, November 17, 2016, followed a one-month trial in which Williams was represented by Chris Dolan of The Dolan Law Firm and Anne Costin of Costin Law Inc.
Join Chris Dolan and other members of the Dolan Law Firm this week in San Francisco at the 55th Annual Convention of the Consumer Attorneys of California.
Estamos encantados de anunciar que el bufete de abogados Dolan ha sido seleccionado como mejor despacho de abogados en los premios Choice Readers 2016 del Examiner de San Francisco. “Estamos muy agradecidos de ser reconocidos por los lectores del Examiner como el mejor bufete de abogados en San Francisco. Nos enorgullecemos en obtener justicia para nuestros clientes y responsabilizar al poderoso”, afirmo Christopher Dolan, que fundo la empresa en 1995.
We are pleased to announce that the Dolan Law Firm has been selected as Best Law Firm in the 2016 San Francisco Examiner Readers’ Choice awards. “We are grateful to be recognized by the readers of the Examiner as the best law firm in San Francisco. We take great pride in obtaining justice for our clients and holding the powerful accountable,” stated Christopher Dolan, who founded the firm in 1995.