Sean Domnick - Domnick Cunningham & Whalen

About Sean Domnick

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.

  • 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)
  • 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
  • Lecturer: “Running Your Law Firm Remotely During Covid-19,” Palm Beach County Justice Association (2020)
  • 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 (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)

“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. ”

  • Jeffrey A.

The Legal Journey

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 Parliamentarian of the American Association for Justice and as 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.

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