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  • Medical Malpractice
  • Catastrophic Injury / Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Nursing Home Abuse / Neglect


  • University of Florida, B.S., 1986
  • University of Florida, J.D., 1989


  • Florida Bar - 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida - 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida - 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit


  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer,
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal
  • Specialization and Education

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.

Mr. Domnick has tried cases throughout the country and recovered multi-million dollar verdicts for his clients. 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. His most recent recovery was a $20M jury verdict returned 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.

In addition to his professional success, Mr. Domnick has a record of leadership born from his commitment to professional service. He currently serves as Chair of the Budget Committee and as an Executive Committee member of the American Association for Justice and as President-Elect 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.

  • American Association for Justice
    • Distinguished Service Award (2012, 2014, 2016)
    • Above and Beyond Award (2017)
  • Daily Business Review, Verdicts Hall of Fame Award Winner (2015)
  • Florida Justice Association
    • BJ Masterson Award for Professionalism (2015)
    • Crystal Eagle Recipient (2007)
    • Gold Eagle Recipient (2000, 2004)
    • Silver Eagle Recipient (1998, 1999, 2003, 2007)
    • Bronze Eagle Recipient (2001)
    • Legislative Leadership “Shoe Leather Award” (2001, 2003, 2004)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2005-2018)
    • Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury – Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers in South Florida (2016)
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2007-2017)
  • 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”
  • South Florida’s Top Lawyers, The Miami Herald (2010)
  • Florida Monthly – Florida’s Top Lawyers as Chosen by Their Peers (2004)
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite (2004-2017)
  • Florida Trend Magazine – The State’s Legal Leaders (2004)


  • American Association for Justice
    • National Officers and Executive Committee (2016-2018)
    • Board Member, Board of Governors (2007–2019)
    • Leaders Forum Advisory Board (2017–2018)
      • Chair (2016–2017)
    • Trustee, AAJ PAC Board of Trustees (2014–2020)
    • AAJ PAC Task Force (2015–2018)
    • Budget Committee (2015–2019)
      • Chair (2016–2018)
    • Audit Committee (2016-2018)
    • Evergreen Advisory Board (2016-2018)
    • Membership Oversight Committee (2012-2018)
    • National Finance Council (2007-2018)
    • Organization Review Committee (2016-2018)
    • Public Affairs Committee (2009-2018)
    • Retirement Plans Oversight Committee (2016-2018)
    • Trial Lawyers Care (2015-2018)
    • Voter Protection Committee (2014-2018)
    • Chair, Best Ideas Committee
    • Trustee, 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)
  • Florida Justice Association
    • Board Member: (1996 – present)
    • Executive Committee (2003 – 2005)
    • Fellow of the Academy (Inducted in 2013)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Miami Dade Justice Association
    • President, (1999)
    • President-Elect (1998)
    • Secretary (1997)
    • Treasurer (1996)
  • Florida Bar Association
    • Code & Rules of Evidence Committee
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association
    • President-Elect (2017)
    • Secretary (2016)
    • Board Member (2009 – Present)
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • 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 (2016
  • Lecturer: 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)
Dominick Cunningham & Whalen
FL 33410
Phone: (561) 625-6260 Facebook linkedin twitter
Domnick Cunningham & Whalen

Domnick Cunningham & Whalen

FL 33410
Phone: (561) 625-6260