Sean C. Domnick is an experienced civil trial lawyer and shareholder in the law firm of Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa. 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. He is a national leader in the plaintiff’s bar and currently serves as President-Elect of the American Association for Justice.
“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. ”
Mr. Domnick has tried cases throughout the country and recovered multi-million dollar verdicts for his clients. His areas of specialization include litigating cases involving wrongful death, medical malpractice, product liability, and nursing home abuse. His notable results have earned him #1 ranking on the Jury Verdict Round-Up “Top Medical Malpractice Verdicts of 2014” and the Daily Business Review “Verdicts Hall of Fame” Award in 2015. One of his landmark cases resulted in a $20M jury verdict in favor of his client, Darian Wisekal, who died of cervical cancer due to a medical misdiagnosis in which the lab failed to accurately read her pap smear results.
Mr. Domnick has earned Florida Bar Board Certification, which is the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar for competency and experience within civil trial law. His considerable jury trial experience and demonstrated knowledge of the law have resulted in several high-profile cases that have attracted local, state, and national attention. His legal accolades include recognition in The Best Lawyers in America©, Florida Super Lawyers, and inclusion on Florida Trend’s Legal Elite list. He is also the 2015 recipient of the BJ Masterson Award, an award distinguishing attorneys who display the highest degree of ethical professionalism. Mr. Domnick serves as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, two prestigious and highly selective organizations that are only accessible to distinguished members of the trial bar.
Beyond his professional success, Mr. Domnick has a record of leadership born from his commitment to professional service. He currently serves as President-Elect of the American Association for Justice and is Past President of the Palm Beach County Justice Association. He has served on the Board of the Florida Justice Association since 1996 and is Past President of the Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Domnick received both his Juris Doctorate and undergraduate degree from the University of Florida.
U.S. Supreme Court, 2018
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida – 2002
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida – 1991
Florida Bar – 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
University of Florida, J.D., 1989
University of Florida, B.S., 1986
Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer,
Florida Bar Board of Legal
Specialization and Education
Board Certified Advocate, Civil Trial
National Board of Trial Advocacy
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (July 22, 2022) – Sean C. Domnick, Esq., Shareholder at Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa, was sworn in as President-Elect of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Sean was elected as a national officer for AAJ in 2018 after over a decade of dedicated service to the association. His leadership has been recognized with many AAJ service awards including the Wiedemann & Wysocki (2019), Certificate of Recognition (2018), Above and Beyond Award (2017) and the Distinguished Service Award (2012, 2014, 2016).
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (May 2, 2022) – Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa is proud to announce that all of our Shareholders have been named to Lawdragon’s prestigious 2022 list of 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers.
Lawdragon’s annual list is determined by an editorial board who reviews thousands of lawyers specializing in helping consumers get justice. The nominees are vetted by boards of their peers, and evaluated by their achievements in verdicts and settlements and roles as leaders. The 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list honors lawyers who stand on the front line in individual lawsuits and class actions seeking justice.
We applaud these trial lawyers for their unrelenting commitment to fighting injustice which earned them this honorable distinction.
DCY’s 2022 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers:
* Fred A. Cunningham
* Sean C. Domnick
* Jeanmarie Whalen
* Gregory M. Yaffa
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (March 30, 2022) – On March 19, 2022, The International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) elected Sean C. Domnick, Esq. of Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL to their Board of Directors. The vote took place during the General Assembly of the IATL Annual Meeting in Beverly Hills, CA.
Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world, has recognized all four Shareholders of Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 Edition.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (August 19, 2021) DCY Shareholder Sean Domnick lectured at the CaseMetrix, “Birth Injury Litigation,” webinar.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (August 11, 2021) – Sean C. Domnick, a Shareholder of Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa was featured in The Jury Thinks What?
Sean C. Domnick, Esq., Shareholder at Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa, was elected Vice President of the American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Florida Trend Magazine has included Shareholders Sean C. Domnick and Fred A. Cunningham in their 2021 Legal Elite list.
Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa is pleased to announce all four Shareholders: Sean Domnick, Fred Cunningham, Jeanmarie Whalen, and Gregory M. Yaffa, were included in the 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (June 28, 2021) – The Western Trial Lawyers Association (WTLA) featured Sean Domnick as a lecturer for their 2021 Summer Seminar. He spoke on the topic, “Hospital Liability for Doctors,” on Tuesday, June 8th. Mr. Domnick is a frequent speaker at WTLA events.
Sean Domnick, Fred Cunningham, and Jeanmarie Whalen, Shareholders of DCY, were named in the 2021 edition of Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers.
Sean Domnick, a Shareholder of Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa, was featured on a panel at the Palm Beach County Justice Association webinar on Friday, May 14th.
Sean Domnick, Trial Attorney and Shareholder of Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa, was a featured speaker at Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association’s…
Shareholder of Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa, Sean Domnick, lectured at the Attorneys Information Exchange Group’s Medical Malpractice Webinar on April 13th, 2021. Mr. Domnick presented…
Sean C. Domnick, a Shareholder at Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa, was a featured guest on the Trial Lawyer View’s podcast. The podcast, hosted by Jason D. Lazarus, featured Sean in two 30-minute episodes. In the two-part series, Mr. Domnick…
Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa is proud to announce our four shareholders Fred Cunningham, Sean Domnick, Jeanmarie Whalen, Greg Yaffa, and DCY attorney Michelle DeLong have been featured in the first edition of The Best Lawyers: Injury and Malpractice Issue.
Sean Domnick, DCY shareholder, lectured last week February 25, 2021, at the Florida Justice Association’s 2021 Workhorse Seminar. The seminar was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic; Mr. Domnick presented…
Sean C. Domnick, a Board-Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and Shareholder at Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa, spoke at the Trial Structure’s webinar titled, “Trains, Brains…
Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa is proud to announce all four Shareholders have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 list. Fred…
Sean C. Domnick, Esq. a Shareholder at Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida was elected Secretary of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) on Monday, July 12, 2020.
The mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system.
DCY shareholder Sean Domnick was appointed as Vice Chair of the Florida Bar’s Code & Rules Evidence Committee for the 2020-2021 term.
DCY Shareholders Fred Cunningham, Jeanmarie Whalen and Gregory Yaffa will be in the Palm Beach Illustrated September 2020 issue “Top Lawyer” feature. Palm Beach Illustrated is a magazine that showcases the Palm Beach lifestyle and businesses.
DCY Shareholder, Sean Domnick, lectured at the Florida Justice Association’s (FJA) 2020 Annual Convention on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020.
Attorney Sean Domnick lectured at the 62nd Annual West Virginia Convention and Seminar on…
Attorney Sean Domnick lectured on a joint program hosted by the Palm Beach County Justice Association, Palm Beach ABOTA, and Fort Lauderdale ABOTA on April 24, 2020. The webinar “Running Your Law Firm Remotely During Covid-19” detailed methods for managing a legal practice…
The lecture, “Taking and Defending Expert Depositions,” was part of the program organization’s Annual Meeting and Continuing Legal Education Seminar.
Attorney Sean Domnick…
Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa is proud to announce all four Shareholders have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers…
Sean C. Domnick a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and Shareholder at Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa, has been selected…
Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa is pleased to announce that Sean C. Domnick has achieved National Board Certification…