Christopher Dolan

Christopher Dolan

Chris Dolan is the owner of the Dolan Law Firm with offices in San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento. He has been widely recognized for his excellence in trial advocacy, receiving the Consumer Attorneys of California Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, the Edward Pollock Award for service to the Plaintiff’s Bar, the SFTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, The Chief Justice’s Award for Contribution to the Courts, and the SFTLA Civil Justice Award. Chris is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubble, has been designated as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal, is named as one of the Best Lawyers in America, and has been a Top 100 Super Lawyer for over a decade. He currently serves as president-elect of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. 

Articles written by this author:

Advancing the civil rights of transgender persons

Civil rights cases fought for the transgender community are a matter of freedom of self realization, and they’re changing society’s view of equality

Christopher Dolan

2011 February


Using a law and economics approach to attack MICRA

Using a law and economics approach to attack MICRA

The current $250,000 cap is like a flood rising against the roof of justice

Christopher Dolan

2013 August


Technology & automotive transportation: The future is now

Technology & automotive transportation: The future is now

Imagine that your cross-town drive time is cut in half and so are vehicle accidents — with a robot at the wheel!

Christopher Dolan

2015 May


Shaping liability in the driverless car era

Some say liability concerns could be a roadblock for driverless cars, stifling innovation

Christopher Dolan

2015 July


The “Sharing Economy”

I take the money – you take the risk

Christopher Dolan

2014 March


Large verdict highlights failings of Prop. 213: Briones v. Zink

The recovery of general damages by the driver of an uninsured vehicle when struck by a drunk driver

Christopher Dolan

2016 March


Twelve concepts crucial to successful voir dire

Twelve concepts crucial to successful voir dire

Attorneys must take special care in painting for the jury the minor-impact-auto-accident case with only soft-tissue injuries

Christopher Dolan

2017 February