This week’s article will focus on the trial and conviction of former Uber driver, Syed Abid Muzaffar, for the charge of vehicular manslaughter arising out of the December 31, 2013, death of 7-year-old Sophia Liu as she was walking home from her grandmother’s house with her mother Huan, and brother, Anthony. As they were lawfully crossing Polk while traveling east on Ellis, Muzaffar turned right crushing Sophia and catastrophically injuring Huan and Anthony. Huan testified that just before being run-down she saw Muzzafar looking down at his cell phone, presumably checking his Uber app. At the time of Sophia’s death Uber first claimed that Muzzafar was not acting as an Uber driver then, later, admitted that he had the app open but sought to continue to distance themselves from the tragedy by saying that he had no passenger onboard.
Usually, I use this column to answer questions. Today, I will discuss the death of Jahi McMath and the new legal issues stemming from Jahi having been pronounced dead in California on December 13, 2013 and again on June 22, 2018 in New Jersey.
For the fifth consecutive year, the readers of SF Weekly have selected Chris Dolan as the best injury lawyer in San Francisco. “It’s an honor to be recognized by the readers of the SF Weekly for standing with them at the frontlines in the fight for justice”, Dolan stated.
On Saturday October 14th the Marin County Bike Coalition will be hosting their annual fall bike festival. Biketoberfest is a fun-filled event with over 70 exhibitors, a bike show, and a variety of craft beers to sample. This family friendly event brings all types of cyclists, and others together to celebrate and support the MCBC and the work they contribute to the cycling community.
Members of the Dolan Law Firm will be participating in the third annual Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin benefiting the Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC), the premier bicycle advocacy group of Marin County. Occurring on October 7th, 2017 in Novato at Stafford Lake Park, the Jensie Fondo is an organized bike ride of varying lengths for riders of all abilities on Marin’s most inspiring roads.
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 Dolan to its Top Plaintiff Lawyer List.
The founder and lead trial counsel of the Dolan Law Firm, Chris spearheads many of the most significant and challenging lawsuits filed in California state and federal courts against insurance companies, Fortune 500 companies, cities, school districts, public agencies, and product manufacturers.
For over 20 years, Chris has worked tirelessly on behalf of his clients and all Californians to preserve access to the courthouse and “has worked unrelentingly to change” unjust laws.
Chris stated – “I’m honored to be selected again by the Daily Journal as part of California’s Top 100 lawyers. What an elite group. To be recognized for the hard work and sacrifice we plaintiffs lawyers go through is so rewarding”.
Over 75 students from several Bay Area high schools came to the Dolan Law Firm on Saturday, August 12, 2017, to participate in a local We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution program. In preparation for their role as experts testifying before simulated Congressional committee hearings on constitutional issues, the students extensively study the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights over the course of the school year. Teachers, Dolan Law Firm lawyers and other volunteers served as judges.
San Francisco (CA) – August 15, 2017 – The Dolan Law Firm congratulates Chief Legal Counsel Christopher B. Dolan for being named to the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of plaintiffs’ personal injury and product liability litigation. This marks the fifth consecutive year Dolan has been recognized by Best Lawyers as a leading lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Come Join Us On July 22, 2017, At The Bay Area’s Premier Bicycling Celebration
The Dolan Law Firm is proud to sponsor again Bike East Bay’s Pedalfest! Join us on Saturday, July 22, 2017, from 11 am to 6 pm at Jack London Square, for a free celebration of cycling, family, food and fun. Enjoy dare-devil stunts, art bikes, and live music on a pedal-powered stage. Bike East Bay promotes healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safe, fun and accessible.