agriculture - the process of growing the nation's food supply - has traditionally
been an entrepreneurial business. Agriculture functions best when production
and processing occur in diverse hands. The more producers and manufacturers
there are, the safer and more secure the nation's food supply is.
Pinch points of economic narrowness where huge supplies of raw goods pass
through a narrow processing center before spreading back out to the population
present security targets in many senses. Bio-security, criminal security,
employee security, and health security are all heightened dramatically
where the potential for contamination, misconduct, or criminality could
affect the greatest number of persons.
Similarly, concentration of food production-wealth in the hands of a few
can be dangerous.
These thoughts have led us to develop an active and focused interest in
the nation's anti-trust laws. Mergers, acquisitions, and business
concentration have reduced the number of companies involved in food processing,
and resulted in consolidation among producers. Where anti-trust infractions
have occurred, enforcement has been lacks. Private attorneys have a role
in this process.
Domina Law Group seeks to fulfill its role. Our representative cases include:
- Lead responsibility in class action litigation to compel accurate invoice
practices against swine producers.
- Lead trial responsibility to achieve balance in creditor laws, and prevent
banks from having an unfair advantage after innocent purchasers of farm
products, and particularly livestock.
Perception can be, or least defined, as reality. Humans think of things
topically, and often too narrowly. Thus, one may be perceived as an attorney
engaged in limited areas of practice, e.g. labor law; corporate law; personal
injury litigation; wrongful death litigation. The public tends to think
the opposite of a narrow, topical law practice focus is general practice.
However, this perception is not accurate.
Areas of practice emphasis for lawyers are more intelligently broken down
functionally than topically. For example, one might spend an entire career
in labor law, and never see a courtroom or, a general practitioner might
truly "specialize" in counseling individuals about estates,
wills, trusts, business organizations, purchase and sale of modest assets,
and family law matters without ever having occasion to be in court for
anything remotely complex, and certainly without ever encountering a jury.
Ag law, or agriculture practice, for lawyers defies topical narrowness.
Here, some definition is offered to help one understand our practice.
About Our Agriculture Law Practice
Domina Law Group serves agriculture, ag producers, and small, independent
ag businesses. We do not represent public corporations, who have, or use,
their market power to dominate farmers and ranchers.
Our practice is a trial practice. We stand up in court. We do this for
farmers, ranchers, independent grocers, other independent businesses,
and families. This is agriculture practice for a trial lawyer who cares
about people. Our work ranges from cases involving accidental death and
injury, to complex product liability suits, to warranty claims against
manufacturers, to enforcing fairness in public markets.
During our work, we have been called upon to present cases to juries in
a dozen US states - all involving some aspect of agriculture and independent
business. Our lectures, presentations, and writings, have included:
California Farm Bureau
Faculty Groups at State Universities
National and International Ag and Producer Organizations
Lawyers, Judges and Practitioners
Call Domina Law Group's agriculture law attorneys today for a review
of your case!