Last night Thursday (June 22, 2017) the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC) hosted their 37th Annual Installation Dinner.
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.
The Dolan Law Firm annually co-sponsors Bike to Work Day in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through our partners, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Bike East Bay and the Marin County Bicycle Coalition, we are distributing over 20,000 free, reflective pant leg straps for bicyclists. We are proud to be recognized by these organizations as local, bicycle-friendly attorneys. We also sponsor the California Bicycle Coalition which advocates for the rights of cyclists in Sacramento.
We are pleased to report that the verdict in Williams v. Wyndham Vacation Ownership ranks as the top verdict by VerdictSearch for an individual employment action in California in 2016. The case also ranks as the fourth largest verdict in any employment case (class action or individual suit) in the U.S. in 2016.
Last Fall, I announced the Dolan Law Firm Justice Empowerment Scholarship for college students. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage young people to advance the cause of social justice. Scholarship applicants were required to produce and post on YouTube a short video on the topic of justice. You can see the student videos at dolanlawfirm.com/about-us/scholarship.
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.