Sean Dormer Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars List for 2018

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Rated by Super Lawyers Rising Stars Sean Dormer SuperLawyers.comSean Dormer was just selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for 2018.

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.

Congratulations, Sean!

Sean’s profile on the Super Lawyers website can be found here.

Dormer Harpring Trial Win

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K.C. Harpring and Sean Dormer obtained a plaintiff’s verdict recently in a trial in Boulder District Court against Mark Gauthier of the Ross-Shannon Law firm.

DH’s client was injured in a low-speed rear-end car crash, but he also caused a second (high-speed) crash only four months later. Mark Gauthier was retained by Allstate to represent the at-fault driver in the first crash. Mr. Gauthier argued that the second crash caused the majority of DH’s client’s injuries and requested a complete defense verdict.


Despite a litany of objections by Mr.
Gauthier and numerous unfavorable rulings by the court, the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff in the amount of $11,990.03. After the addition of interest and costs, the award will be approximately 15 times Allstate’s initial offer of settlement and almost double its final offer before trial.

“We believed in our client and we wanted a much bigger win,” said Sean after the verdict, “but it feels really good to have a jury find for us in the face of so many obstacles. We owe a lot to our co-workers, friends, and family for helping us so much in getting ready.”

Mr. Gauthier and the Ross-Shannon Law firm have decades of experience representing the financial interests of insurance companies and corporations, and have obtained numerous defense verdicts in similar cases.

DH and the firm’s client are considering whether to appeal the court’s objection rulings, request a new trial, and seek a more full measure of justice.

Attorney Sean M. Dormer Named To Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

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Note: The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Recently Issued the following:

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Press Release:

Attorney Sean M. Dormer Named To
Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is pleased to announce that attorney Sean M Dormer of Denver, CO has been certified as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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Dormer Harpring, LLC Obtains $1.77 Million Jury Verdict for Client

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Kate v. Dillon Companies, Inc., d.b.a. King Soopers, Inc., Boulder County District Court Case No.2016CV30085
Following a 5-day trial in Boulder, Colorado, Dormer Harpring obtained a jury verdict for our client in a difficult slip-and-fall claim against King Soopers (the Kroger Company).

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