Juan J. Dominguez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

The Dominguez Firm
 | 3250 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: 866-323-5887
Fax: 213-388-9540
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2010, 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Juan J. Dominguez is a nationally recognized, award-winning, bilingual attorney.  He is the founder, CEO and Managing Partner of The Dominguez Firm, a Los Angeles based personal injury, workers' compensation and employment law practice with a legal staff of over one-hundred employees. The Dominguez Firm is one of the most successful and well-known injury law firms in Southern California.

Mr. Dominguez frequently appears on television and radio informing the public on the law and their rights. Through aggressive representation of injured clients, both in and out of court, The Dominguez Firm has a proud record of recovering over $500 million in verdicts and settlements since 1987. 

Mr. Dominguez’s long and successful career helping the injured has resulted in many honors and awards.  In 2011,  Consumers Attorneys of California nominated Mr. Dominguez for its Attorney of the Year award. In 2013, the Hispanic National Bar Association honored Mr. Dominguez with distinction by awarding him with its Attorney of the Year award.  In 2014, the Mexican-American Bar Association honored Mr. Dominguez with the Special Recognition Award for his outstanding career accomplishments and contributions to the community. In 2015, the Los Angeles Business Journal awarded him the 2015 Latino Business Award for setting an example for excellence. In addition to those, he received official special recognition certificates for his contributions to the community from Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti; U.S. Congresswoman, Lucille Roybal-Allard; Speaker of the California Assembly, John A. Perez; and California State Senator, Kevin De Leon.

In 2016, Los Angeles Magazine named Mr. Dominguez a Super Lawyer for the seventh year and Pasadena Magazine named him a Top Attorney from 2010 through 2016. He is a lifetime member of the exclusive Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Elite Lawyers of America.  Additionally, Mr. Dominguez is a long-time member of several other major national, state and local bar associations, including The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and The Order of Distinguished Attorneys of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. 

Juan came to the United States as a 10-year-old, Spanish-speaking immigrant with his parents and five siblings.  His parents’ exemplary work ethic enabled them to overcome grave disadvantages and financial hardships and also provided  their children with strong parental role models. All the Dominguez children graduated from college in the United States with Mr. Dominguez earning his Bachelor’s Degree in 1984 from California State University, Long Beach. He then earned a Juris Doctor from the top-ranked University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987 and opened his law practice that same year. 

Before entering law school, Mr. Dominguez worked for several years at the emergency rooms in the major trauma centers at UCLA Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Lynwood assisting the seriously injured. There he gained a keen insight into and a deep compassion for the gravely injured. This ingrained compassion for those in need is reflected not only in the thousands of injury cases he has championed, but also in the over 50 charitable causes he supports in the United States and abroad, including charities for scholarships, disadvantaged children, health, the homeless, and others. 

In regards to the culture that propels the firm, Mr. Dominguez shares, "I have three ideals I follow:  dignity of the individual, excellence and service.  I ask all my colleagues and staff to keep these in mind at all times."

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Workers' Compensation (40%)

Employment & Labor (20%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2010, 2015 - 2020

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About Juan Dominguez

Admitted: 1987, California

Professional Webpage: https://dominguezfirm.com/attorneys/juan-j-dominguez/

Honors/Awards:

  • Named Latino Attorney of the Year in 2013 by the Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Nominated as Attorney of the Year by the Consumers Attorneys of California (CAOC), 2011
  • Top Attorney, 2010-2012 - Pasadena Magazine
  • Elite Lawyers of America - Lifetime member
  • Recognized by California State Sen. Kevin De Leon, in 2011, with a senate certificate for his "extraordinary achievements and contributions to the City of Los Angeles."
  • The Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award
  • Appeared on Univision, Telemundo, La Estrella (KRCA), Mundo Fox
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • The Beverly Hills Bar Association "The Order of Distinguished Attorneys"
  • A finalist in the Latino Business Awards from the Los Angeles Business Journal in partnership with the Latin Business Association
  • Featured on CNN Latino "Sin Limites," a TV program with Emmy award-winning journalist Elizabeth Espinosa
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Lifetime member
  • Named a Super Lawyer for five consecutive years, 2006 to 2010, published in Los Angeles Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Mexican American Bar Association, Member
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Member
  • Central and Northern Federal District Courts
  • State of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Established a college scholarship fund for students graduating from Los Angeles area underprivileged, inner city schools
  • Sponsored scholarships to the Neighborhood Academic Initiative program at the University of Southern California
  • Involved with more than 50 charitable causes, both in the U.S. and abroad, helping disadvantaged families, children, the homeless, and sponsoring sports teams for both children and senior citizens

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Rocha v. Raygosa, won $4.5 million, 2005
  • Guerrero v. Evergreen Development Group, LLC, 2012
  • Tellez v. Dole Food Company, Inc., awarded $3.34 million in compensatory damages and $2.5 million in punitive damages, 2007
  • Menjivar v. Hanson Distributing Company, 2013
  • Perez v. Sunde, Case #: BC530720 (Los Angeles) (October 31st, 2016) – The Dominguez Firm, a Los Angeles-based law firm, won a record-setting jury verdict of $29,062,351 on Oct. 26, 2016, on behalf of a 19 year-old pedestrian who sustained a head injury when he was struck by a car while in a crosswalk in 2013. The defendant, a medical doctor, refused to accept responsibility for striking Javier Perez, then a juvenile, insisting he was carelessly riding his skateboard in the crosswalk. The jury award will provide the funds for the medical care and assistance Perez will need for the rest of his life. Lead plaintiff trial attorney Olivier Taillieu, from The Dominguez Firm, established the defendant’s 100% liability, despite no independent witnesses to the accident and Perez’s lack of memory about the accident and how it occurred. The only eyewitness version given to the jury was by the defendant who alleged his operation of his vehicle was negligent-free. Perez’s parents testified during the three-week trial of their deep concern for their son’s future well-being. In closing, Taillieu’s last words to the jury were, “I now leave Mr. Javier Perez in your hands.” After one day of deliberation, the jury reached a verdict in Perez’s favor. The jury award is believed to have set a new record at the Los Angeles downtown courthouse for the highest award in a mild neurocognitive disorder case this year. Perez and his parents expressed their thanks and appreciation to the court, their trial team, and to the jury for its understanding and verdict.  Nationally recognized plaintiff’s attorney Juan Dominguez, head of The Dominguez Firm, states, “It was an honor to be part of this trial team of attorneys Olivier Taillieu, Maura Gewirtz, and Larry J. Litzky, as together we assisted our noble and humble client and his parents receive this much-deserved justice.” Since 1987 The Dominguez Firm has resolved over $400 Million dollars in injury cases. It is one of the most widely recognized and successful personal injury law firms in Southern California.    , 2016
  • Medina v. LACMTA, obtained a $2.6 million settlement, 2001
  • Curiel v. SSA Marine, Inc., 2010

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Latin American and Chinese History from California State University, Long Beach
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Office Location for Juan J. Dominguez

3250 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Phone: 866-323-5887

Fax: 213-388-9540

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Last Updated: 8/6/2019

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