Recognized as one of the top plaintiff’s lawyers in California and founder and Chief Legal Counsel of the Dolan Law Firm, Chris
Dolan spearheads significant and challenging lawsuits filed in California state and federal courts against insurance companies,
Fortune 500 companies, cities and other public agencies, and product manufacturers.
Under Chris’ leadership, the Dolan Law Firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for its clients and become one of
California’s premier plaintiffs’ firms serving clients injured due to the fault of another or were discriminated against or treated unfairly
in the workplace.
Extraordinary Results and Record Verdicts
Possessing a “history of winning multi-million judgments for his clients,” as noted by the San Francisco Business Times, Chris has
successfully tried over 46 cases and settled hundreds of lawsuits on favorable terms for his clients.
Chris supervises all cases litigated by the Dolan Law Firm. He has obtained jury verdicts or settlements of more than $1 million in
over 26 cases. Some of the settlements in these cases were for amounts exceeding $10 million but were confidential and cannot be
Chris’ unparalleled 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.
Demonstrating Chris’ passion for justice and commitment to his clients no matter the prejudice in society, Chris took the case after
10 other law firms, the NAACP, and ACLU all had rejected it. For his outstanding success in the case, California Lawyer magazine
awarded Chris its prestigious California Lawyer of the Year Award.
Last year, Chris and co-counsel obtained a $20 million verdict for a former Wyndham timeshare sales representative who was
wrongfully terminated for reporting time share fraud on the elderly. This constituted the largest verdict in an individual employment