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David Domina
Domina Law Group PC LLO
2425 South 144th Street
Omaha, NE 68144

David A. Domina formed the firm in 1975.  He is virtually unparalleled for his diverse and extensive trial experience.  Mr. Domina is one of a handful of American lawyers to have won a jury verdict for more than $ 1 billion.  He has also successfully defended criminal capital cases.  Few lawyers have had either experience.  Virtually none have had both.

Mr. Domina's extensive trial experience involves complex litigation in national, regional and local proceedings.  He has tried complex civil and criminal cases, including class actions, homicide, product liability, wrongful death and serious injury, and a wide variety of complex commercial cases.  Mr. Domina's appearances have taken him to courts across America.  He has appeared in court in 43 states in the nation, and has tried nearly three hundred and fifty cases to verdict.  His total trial experience includes more than a thousand suits.

Mr. Domina has successfully

Won a jury verdict of more than $1.26 billion on behalf of cattlemen against the nation's largest slaughter house for market manipulation.

Won a multi-million dollar class action for shareholders of a publicly traded insurance company.

Won 9 out of 9 homicide trials.

Argued to declare invalid an entire estate property tax regime.

Argued to declare invalid a major public improvement bid letting for violating public meeting laws.

Argued to establish essential element of the law of implied warranties.

Argued to establish limits for contractual rights to restrict recourse for consumers.

Represented attorneys in disciplinary proceedings.

Published and spoken extensively among his peers in numerous settings.

Bar Admissions:

Nebraska, 1973

Missouri, 1973

New York, 1995

Michigan, 1999

U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1973

U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1973

U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1995

U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1995

U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1995

U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1995

U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1995

U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1974

U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1991

U.S. Supreme Court, 1996

U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1997

U.S. Tax Court, 1974


University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1972

Honors: Order of the Coif

Honors: Order of Barristers

Honors: With Distinction

Honors: Member, National Moot Court Team, 1971-1972

Honors: Member, National Finalist Debate Team Undergraduate, 1972

Law Review: Nebraska Law Review, Associate Editor, 1972

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Speaker, Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska Annual Convention, October, 2010

Speaker, Nebraska State Bar Association (NSBA) Labor & Employment Section, September, 2010

Speaker, Department of Justice & USDA Workshop, August, 2010

Keynote Speaker, Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO, August, 2009

Speaker, American Bar Association (ABA) Appellate Conference, May, 2009

Cited in Forbes Magazine, January 7, 2008

Speaker, Fundraiser for Koch et al. v. Freeholder Board, 2008

Speaker, Nebraska Judicial Resources Commission, 2008

Speaker, Litigation Symposium, Birmingham, MI, 2007

Speaker, Nebraska Appellate Judges Seminar, 2007

Speaker, Creighton Law School, Judge Irwin's Appellate Advocacy Class, 2007

Speaker, First United Methodist Church, 2007

Speaker, Nebraska Judicial Networking Coalition, 2007

Speaker, Knox County [NE] Partnership Dinner, 2007

Presenter, Paper: Changing Methods for Changing Clients and Times,  Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, 2005

Paper & Lecture: International Meat Trade Issues, Salzburg, Austria, November, 2004

Presenter, Paper: Defining Competition in US Courtrooms, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2004

Invited Presentation, Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, Cody, WY, June, 2003

Invited Presentation, Livestock Marketing Association, Ogallala, NE, June, 2003

Unfair Competition in Highly Concentrated Ag Markets, R Calf Annual Conference, 2002

Price Manipulation and Vertical Integration, paper and presentation, Invited Attorneys' Conference, 2002

Lecturer, Trial Practice Matters, Nebraska Bar Association , 2002

Key Note Speech, Organization for Competitive Markets, WY Stock Growers Association, Douglas, WY State Fair, August, 2002

Texas Cattle Feeders Association & Organization for Competitive Markets, Amarillo, TX, July, 2002

Livestock Crisis Meeting Speaker, R-CALF & Organization for Competitive Markets, Omaha, NE, May, 2002

Developments in Nebraska Law - Government, Municipalities Schools, Civil Procedure, Annual Presentations, 1975 - 1982

Guest Sermon, UUA General Convention, 1995

Guest Sermon, UUA Midwest Convention, 1996

Guest Sermons, Numerous Protestant Church Occasions

Honors and Awards:

AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Premier Lawyer's List, Martindale-Hubbell

"Sermon of the Year" Award, Unitarian Universalist Association of America

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Board of Trial Advocates

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
   Board of Directors

Missouri State Bar

New York State Bar

Michigan State Bar

University of Nebraska College of Law, Alumni Association, 1982 - 1984

Nebraska State Bar Association
   Ethics Committee

Nebraska State Bar Association
   Practice & Procedure Committee

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
   Gender Fairness Committee

American Bar Association
   Small Law Firm Committee

American Bar Association
   Torts & Insurance Committee

American Trial Lawyers Association
   Products Liability Committee

University of Nebraska College of Law
   Centennial Celebration Alumni of Representative, Decade of 1970s

Past Employment Positions:

Candidate for Governor, 1986

Stanton County, Special Litigation Counsel, 1984

Thurston County, Special Litigation Counsel, 1984

Nebraska Board of Education Lands and Funds, 1983 - 1986

State Economic Development Council, Commissioner

Commonwealth Savings Insolvency, Acting Attorney General, 1983 - 1984

Cuming County, Special Litigation Counsel, 1980

Madison County, Special Litigation Counsel, 1977

State of Nebraska, Special Acting Attorney General (Impeachment Proceedings, Attorney General of Nebraska), 1984

Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Army & Army Reserve, Captain, Defense Counsel, 1973 - 1979

Pro Bono Activities:

Death Penalty Defense & Habeas Corpus

Defense of Accused State Legislator

Defense of Accused Judge

Defense of Numerous Lawyers in Disciplinary Matters

Capital and Life Incarceration Defenses

Ancillary Businesses:

Expert Witness, Approximately 15 Appearances