David Domina heads the Firm’s legal malpractice section. He has handled
many professional negligence claims against lawyers and has testified
as an expert witness in legal malpractice cases. Mr. Domina’s work
with professional negligence stems from his service to the State of Nebraska
as Acting Attorney General in connection with the 1984 impeachment of
the State’s incumbent Attorney General, and subsequent criminal
proceedings against him.
In 2009, a receiver for the Securities Exchange Commission selected Domina
to handle legal malpractice claims arising from securities fraud violations
under investigation against a Midwestern Securities licensee. Other professional
negligence claims have taken Domina Law Group pc llo’s work from
border to border – Arizona to Michigan, with legal malpractice concerns
having been addressed by Mr. Domina and the Firm in nearly a dozen states.
Here is a look at a few of Domina Law Group pc llo’s select legal
Bellino v. McGrath North
274 Neb. 130, 738 N.W.2d 434 (2007)
Bellino decision firmly established the elements of proof, and the standard of
care applicable to law firms providing advice in business litigation settings,
and involving separations between owners of closely held ventures.
State v. Douglas
217 Neb. 199, 349 N.W.2d 870 (1984)
By a 4-3 vote, with 5 required to convict, the Supreme Court acquitted
the Nebraska Attorney General on articles of impeachment as a result of
an investigation conducted by Mr. Domina. Widespread dissatisfaction with
the outcome led to Constitutional amendments in Nebraska. Domina’s
role as chief investigator, and a major witness in the case provided precedent
in the previously unconsidered area of the role of the Rules of Professional
Conduct in connection with the impeachment of state Constitutional legal
Carpenter v. Cullan
254 Neb. 925, 581 N.W.2d 72 (1998)
Carpenter established the application of the elements of proof to the
duty to investigate, and the role of causation in tort litigation handled,
or mishandled, by a lawyer.
Several of Domina Law Group pc llo’s legal malpractice cases have
successfully settled for our clients - often on the courthouse steps the
morning of Trial. Many cases must be tried, which is why you need lawyers
on your side that actually go to Court and know how to talk to juries!!