Significant Matters

Possessing a "history of winning multi-million judgments for clients," as noted by the San Francisco Business Times, the attorney Chris Dolan and Dolan Law Firm have successfully tried over 45 cases and settled hundreds of lawsuits on favorable terms for his clients.

This outstanding track record of success in civil litigation includes the largest verdict - $61 million - ever in U.S. history for individuals subjected to racial and ethnic discrimination and harassment in violation of their civil rights.  The case involved two Lebanese-Americans who after 9/11 were repeatedly taunted by their manager and coworkers as "terrorists," "sand niggers," and other slurs.  For his outstanding success in the case, California Lawyer magazine awarded Chris Dolan its prestigious California Lawyer of the Year Award. 

The Dolan Law Firm has obtained jury verdicts or settlements of more than $1 million in an additional 20 cases.  Some of the settlements in these cases were in excess of $10 million but were confidential and cannot be listed. Significant awards obtained include:

  • $6.5 million award for a motorcycle rider severely injured due to a dangerous roadway condition;
  • $6 million recovery in wrongful death action brought by husband whose wife was killed in a head-on collision due to the other driver crossing the center line;
  • $4.25 settlement for 13-year old boy who suffered permanent brain damage after being struck by a vehicle while walking in a crosswalk at a street intersection;
  • $2.5 million settlement for female employee of Fortune 500 company subjected to discrimination and termination for having protested the use of homophobic slurs and statements made in the workplace by senior company executives.