David Domina has successfully won 9 of 9 homicide cases and many other
complex criminal cases during the course of his career. Domina is not
a classic “criminal lawyer.” His practice is complex litigation.
White collar crime, and complex violent crime involving circumstantial
evidence, can require enormous focus and substantial expertise. Subjects
involved in Mr. Domina’s criminal defenses have ranged from bank
examination and accounting, to ballistics, virology, serology, microbiology,
and other scientific endeavors.
Mr. Domina’s criminal defenses are fascinating. He has twice defended
crimes alleging kidnapping or murder where no body, and no overt crime
scene, could be established, but public opinion was dramatically against
his client. One of the cases was featured twice on the long-running CBS
Mr. Domina’s willingness to handle complex matters, including criminal
matters, vaulted him to center stage when Nebraska’s Attorney General
became embroiled in controversy in the mid-1980s. Acting as Special Attorney
General, Mr. Domina was responsible for investigating public officials,
including the then-incumbent and previous governor, virtually all state
constitutional officers, and the Attorney General. As a result, impeachment
proceedings were brought for the second time in Nebraska’s history
(the first time since 1870). Later a criminal prosecution against the
former Attorney General, who had been removed from office, was also conducted.