Sean C. Domnick is an experienced civil trial lawyer and shareholder in the law firm of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen. He has a statewide and national practice devoted solely to trial work and has dedicated his practice to seeking justice for clients who have suffered catastrophic injury. His areas of specialization include litigating cases involving wrongful death, medical malpractice, product liability, and nursing home abuse.
Awards and Honors
Best Lawyers in America (2005-2020) Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury - Plaintiffs American Association for Justice AAJ Wiedemann & Wysocki (2019) AAJ Certificate of Recognition (2018) Above and Beyond Award (2017) Distinguished Service Award (2012, 2014, 2016) Florida Super Lawyers (2007-2019) Florida Trend Legal Elite (2004-2019) Florida Justice Association Jon E. Krupnick Award (2018) W. McKinley Smiley Jr. Award (2018) BJ Masterson Award for Professionalism (2015) Crystal Eagle Recipient (2007) Gold Eagle Recipient (2000, 2004) Bronze Eagle Recipient (2001) Legislative Leadership 'Shoe Leather Award' (2001, 2003, 2004) Silver Eagle Recipient (1998, 1999, 2003, 2007) Florida Super Lawyers Top 100 (2016-2017) Miami Super Lawyers Top 100 (2016-2017) AV Rated - Martindale-Hubbell The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 AVVO 'Superb Rated Attorney' Best Lawyers in South Florida (2016) Daily Business Review, Verdicts Hall of Fame Award Winner (2015) Best Lawyers in America 'Lawyer of the Year' Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, West Palm Beach (2014) South Florida's Top Lawyers, The Miami Herald (2010) Florida Monthly - Florida's Top Lawyers as Chosen by Their Peers (2004) Florida Trend Magazine - The State's Legal Leaders (2004)
Professional Associations and Leadership Activities
American Association for Justice Treasurer (2019)Parliamentarian (2018-2019)Executive Committee (2016-2018)Chair, Budget Committee (2016-2018)Board of Governors (2007-2019)National Finance Council (2007-2019)AAJ PAC Board of Trustees (2014-2020)Membership Oversight Committee (2012-2021)Chair, Leaders Forum Advisory Board (2016-2017)Leaders Forum Advisory Board (2017-2019)AAJ PAC Task Force (2015-2019)Budget Committee (2015-2019)Audit Committee (2016-2018)Evergreen Advisory Board (2016-2018)Organization Review Committee (2016-2018)Public Affairs Committee (2009-2021)Retirement Plans Oversight Committee (2016-2018)Trial Lawyers Care (2015-2019)Voter Protection Committee (2014-2019)Chair, Best Ideas Civil Justice Foundation Officers & Board of Trustees (2009-2015)Compliance Committee (2010-2014)Justice List Committee (2009-2012)Co-chair, Key Person Committee (2011-2013) International Society of Barristers Selected for Fellowship in 2019 Florida Justice Association Board Member: (1996 - present)Executive Committee (2003 - 2005)Distinguished Fellow of the Academy (Inducted in 2013) Florida Bar Association Code & Rules of Evidence Committee (2008-2011, 2017-2020)Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors (1999) Palm Beach County Justice Association President (2018)President-Elect (2017)Secretary (2016)Board Member (2009 - Present) American Board of Trial Advocates International Academy of Trial Lawyers Inducted in 2017 Miami Dade Justice Association President, (1999)President-Elect (1998)Secretary (1997)Treasurer (1996) Palm Beach County Bar Association American Bar Association Public Citizen Pound Civil Justice Institute Fellow Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL)
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
National Board of Trial Advocacy Board Certification in Civil Trial Law
Expert Depositions at the KTLA Annual Meeting (2019)Lecturer: 'How to Pick a Jury in an Hour,' Western Trial Lawyers Winter Ski Conference (2019)Panelist: 'Bad Faith and First Party Property: Weathering the Storm,' Palm Beach County Bar Association Bench Bar (2019)Featured Speaker: 'Being an Advocate and Courtroom Warrior,' Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar (2019)Lecturer: 'Hospital Vicarious Liability: Learn Why All Doctors Are Agents of Every Hospital Where They Have Privileges,' DCW Hospital Liability Seminar (2019)Keynote Speaker: 'The Trial Lawyer ' Promoting Safety -Demanding Accountability-Forcing Change, 'Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Fall Conference (2018)Panelist: 'Discussion on Tomorrow's Tech Trends,' Florida Justice Association Masters of Justice Convention (2018)Program Co-Chair: 'Technology Seminar,' Florida Justice Association Masters of Justice Convention (2018)Moderator: Palm Beach County Justice Association Business of Law Seminar (2018)Panelist: Annual Education Program of the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges (2018)Lecturer: 'Jury Selection in the Age of Polarization,' Ohio Association for Justice (2018)Lecturer: 'Winning the Shell Game - Finding Coverage in Nursing Home Neglect Cases,' Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar (2017)Workshop Leader & Lecturer: Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute (2016)Co-Chair, Florida Justice Association Annual Convention (2016)Lecturer: 'Using Agency to Rope in Hospitals,' Florida Justice Association Annual Convention (2016)Lecturer: 'Orthopedic Experts,' Florida Justice Association Experts Webinar Series (2016)Lecturer: 'War Games and Northrup Issues,' Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar (2016Lecturer: Florida Justice Association Experts Webinar Al J. Cone (2015)Lecturer: 'Embracing and Defeating Daubert in Malpractice Cases,' Florida Justice Association Masters of Justice Medical Malpractice Seminar (2014)Lecturer: 'Orthopedic Expert,' Florida Justice Association Experts Webinar (2014)Lecturer: 'Hey Buster, What Now' Amendment 7 and What It Means to Your Cases,' Florida Justice Association Medical Malpractice (2010)
"For serious injuries, Sean Domnick and Fred Cunningham are about as good of attorneys as you can find not just in Florida, but in the nation. Their 7 and 8 figure verdicts and settlements speak for themselves. But they are incredible people as well and are always willing to give back to the profession as well as the community. I am a personal injury attorney, and I do not hesitate to send serious products liability, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases to them. If I were to unfortunately need services like this, I would hire them myself. I wholeheartedly recommend this firm. Terrific lawyers and people."