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Practice Areas

/What We Do Best

Personal Injury

Personal injury litigation involves a physical injury which is caused by another person, whether accidentally or intentionally. Types of personal injury lawsuits brought include injury and wrongful death cases arising from automobile, bike and pedestrian collisions, trucking accidents, boat and airplane accidents, premises liability, product liability, and other similar accidents. A successful plaintiff in a personal injury suit may recover damages for medical expenses, property damage, emotional distress, pain and suffering, costs and attorney fees, lost wages, and lost future earnings.

Business Litigation

Business litigation, or commercial law, is a legal term that describes the body of laws that govern business transactions. Commercial law includes all aspects of business including the advertising and marketing, collections, banking, contracts, negotiable instruments, secured transactions and sales in general.

Mediation & Arbitration

Don Dornan has served as a neutral mediator since 1998. Mediation is an informal process in which a neutral person meets with parties and their lawyers in an effort to promote an agreed settlement. Mr. Dornan has successfully mediated hundreds of cases, assisting other parties in resolving lawsuits and other disputes. Mr. Dornan has also served as an arbitrator in numerous cases. In an arbitration, the arbitrator acts as a private judge, hearing a condensed version of the case, under relaxed rules of evidence, and rendering a binding decision. Requests to schedule mediations and arbitrations can be sent to Jerri E. Rogers at jrogers@dornan-law.com.

General Casualty Litigation

Casualty generally refers to an unforeseen and unpreventable loss of accident, such as damage caused by a hurricane or other natural disaster, fire, theft or accident. Accordingly, general casualty litigation can mean something different to each of our clients. We are experienced in indemnity and additional insured issues that could result in the shifting of liability and exposure from one entity to another.

Product Liability

Product liability is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause. When individuals are harmed by an unsafe or defective product, they may have a cause of action against the persons or corporation who designed, manufactured, sold or furnished that product.

Insurance / Bad Faith Litigation

Insurance law involves the issuance of insurance policies, the determination of the types of claims the policy covers and claims made under a policy. Bad faith claims is a legal term used to describe a tort claim that an insured person may have against an insurance company for its failure to honor a legitimate claim. Examples of bad faith claims include a failure to provide coverage or a defense to an insured, failure to properly investigate a claim, failure to pay a just claim or settle a claim within the limits of coverage.

Professional Liability

Professional liability is a subset of the negligence law where a person has held himself or herself out as having above average skills, knowledge, training and abilities. Professional negligence claims may be brought against a wide variety of professionals including lawyers, doctors, architects, accountants, consultants and other professionals providing a service to the public.