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Sean Dormer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Denver, CO

Dormer Harpring, LLC
3457 Ringsby Court, Suite 110
Denver, CO 80216
Phone: 720-773-5386
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in Colorado Since: 2012
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Sean was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, the child of longtime Denver family lawyer Robert R. Dormer. After graduating from Cherry Creek High School, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California – Berkeley.

Sean returned home to attend law school, graduating from the University of Colorado School of Law. During law school, Sean served as President of the Student Trial Lawyers Association, as the Public Interest Student Association’s Representative to the Student Bar Association, and as a member of the law school’s traveling Mock Trial Team.

Sean was most shaped, however, by his tenure as a student attorney in CU Law School’s Defense Clinic. The Defense Clinic gave Sean the opportunity to represent clients with limited financial means for free, including those facing combinations of both criminal and immigration charges. It was this experience that gave Sean his passion for trial work, especially for those most in need.

For nearly three years both near the end of and after law school, Sean worked for an extraordinarily busy Denver-area personal injury law firm. He has represented numerous clients at all stages of their cases, from the initial consultation through settlement negotiations, trial, and appeal.

Sean founded Dormer Law, LLC, in 2013, and founded Dormer, Harpring & Gray, LLC with K.C. in January of 2016. He enjoys the small firm atmosphere, which allows him to work closely with his clients, find creative legal solutions, and avoid the “mill” style representation common in today’s personal injury field.

Among other cases, Sean recently represented a woman who was injured in a slip-and-fall accident in a grocery store through trial in Boulder District Court. Despite prior pain in the same body parts only months prior to the accident, Sean’s client was awarded a favorable verdict and a settlement for $2.1 million.

And in a recent case involving a car crash with only minimal visible property damage, Sean's injured client was awarded a verdict of almost ten times the insurance carrier's best pre-trial offer.

When Sean is not fighting for injury victims, those accused of crimes, and residential tenants, he can be found playing his guitar, enjoying Colorado’s outdoors (particularly rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, and fly fishing), or riding his motorcycle.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022

About Sean Dormer

First Admitted: 2012, Colorado

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Educational Background

  • University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts
  • Cherry Creek High School

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Rhone Brackett Inn of Court, 2014
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • American Association for Justice, 2013


  • Intro to Dormer Harpring.,, 2017


  • Kate v. Dillon Companies, Inc. - $1.772 million verdict, resulting in $2.1 million settlement. Slip-and-fall accident in a King Soopers store. Pre-existing pain in same area of the body, one month before accident. Accident-related treatment included two knee surgeries and past and future lumbar spine radiofrequency ablations., 2017


  • Sean is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Established in 1993, this is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. It’s primary purpose is to recognize the skills, experience and accomplishments of trial lawyers who have won large and complex cases. Its members have won million and multi-million dollar cases on behalf of their clients., Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2017
  • President of the Student Trial Lawyers Association
  • Sean is also recognized as one of The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 for Personal Injury. Membership is by invitation only and is extended to the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, influence, reputation, stature and public profile. It’s mission is to promote progressive ideas to pursue justice for those injured by the negligence of others, to educate the public about the importance of access to courts that are free of bias and undue influence, and to protect the right of trial by jury., Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Public Interest Student Association’s Representative to the Student Bar Association
  • Sean was named to the Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in September of 2018. To be considered for selection, an attorney must have litigated (for either plaintiff or defendant) a matter (1) with at least $2,000,000 in alleged damages at stake or (2) with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake. These minimum qualifications are required for initial consideration. Thereafter, candidates are carefully screened through comprehensive Qualitative Comparative Analysis based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, litigation experience, significant case results, representative high stakes matters, peer reputation, and community impact in order to rank the candidates throughout the state. Only the top 100 qualifying attorneys in each state will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators ® . With these extremely high standards for selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of attorneys in the community., America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2018 and 2019
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Office Location for Sean Dormer

3457 Ringsby Court
Suite 110
Denver, CO 80216

Phone: 720-773-5386

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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