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Raymond Dolen

Civil Litigation Defense Attorney

Redlands attorney Raymond Dolen earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 from Cornell University and his Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law in 1985. He has been a civil litigation attorney at Dolen, Tucker, Tierney & Abraham, APLC since 2012, bringing over 35 years of total legal experience to the cases he handles. Throughout his career, he has represented public entities in hundreds of cases in state and federal courts.

His work includes representing businesses, corporations, and public entities. These have involved allegations of sexual abuse, bullying, wrongful death, personal injury, dangerous conditions, employment law, and more.

Examples of cases and clients represented by Mr. Dolen include:

  • San Bernardino County Children & Family Services
  • Cardinal Bernard Law
  • The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston
  • The California School for the Deaf
  • More than 30 cases for religious institutions
  • Cases for more than 20 different school districts
  • More than 200 cases for school bus companies
  • More than 150 dangerous condition cases for cities, counties, school districts, special districts, and the State of California
  • Employment-related matters for public entities and businesses, including two class action cases for the County of San Bernardino, one of which involved 950 plaintiffs
  • Excessive force cases on behalf of police departments and sheriff departments

Mr. Dolen is committed to providing you with exceptional service and optimum results as an experienced and proven civil litigator.

If you need defense or representation in any civil litigation matter, please do not hesitate to request a free initial consultation with Redlands attorney Raymond Dolen to discuss your needs. Contact Dolen, Tucker, Tierney & Abraham, APLC via email or by calling one of our friendly staff members at (909) 473-4948 today.

LICENSURE

  • New York State Bar Association,1986
  • Massachusetts State Bar Association, 1986
  • California State Bar Association,1987
  • Central District of California,1988

EDUCATION

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations, 1982
       
  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
    • Juris Doctorate Degree
    • Edward F. Hennessey Scholar, 1985

Noah Reed v. County of San Bernardino (CFS)

JNOV motion granted reversing verdict of $113,000,000. Plaintiff, a 5 year old boy, was severely abused by his father's live-in girlfriend over several months. As a result, plaintiff sustained catastrophic brain damage leaving him a spastic quadriplegic. He was blinded in half his visual field. He was also sexually abused. Abuse allegations were twice made to San Bernardino's Child Abuse Hotline before the most explosive, violent episode. One of the calls was made by the perpetrator's own mother.

The County knew this would be one of the most emotional and significant trials in its history. However, the case raised important issues concerning immunities applicable to public entities. Mr. Dolen argued that the County social worker did not violate any mandatory duty owed to plaintiff or his family. The jury was overwhelmed by the nature and extent of the plaintiff's injuries and rendered an award in his favor for $113,00,000.

Post-verdict Mr. Dolen filed a motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict (JNOV) and a motion for new trial or, in the alternative, for remittitur. The motion for JNOV was granted in its entirety completely reversing the award and giving the County an outright defense verdict. As a backup, the Court also granted the motion for new trial which would take effect only if the Court of Appeal reverses the order which granted the JNOV motion. The matter is now on appeal.

Reyes v. Chino Valley Unified School District

Award of $44k to plaintiff. Plaintiff broke his neck learning to wrestle in an incoming freshman wrestling camp offered at Ayala High School in Chino Hills. The injury necessitated a corpectomy and C4-6 cervical fusion. Plaintiff's C5 vertebrae was removed and replaced with an artificial cage. Plaintiff and his father signed a release prior to participation in the camp, but plaintiff alleged that school district representatives were grossly negligent in operating and supervising the camp. Jurors disagreed and found no negligence at all. Mr. Dolen and Mr. Popka tried this case together.

Jones v. County of San Bernardino

Award of $44k to plaintiff. Plaintiff, a prisoner, struck a fellow inmate with a food tray in the jail cafeteria. In an effort to prevent a riot deputies administered 20 knee drops to plaintiffs head during the take down. In the process, plaintiff sustained two facial fractures. In this case an award was rendered in favor of plaintiff for $44,000 in U.S. Federal Court.

Matthews v. Laidlaw

Admitted liability. Award of $600k to plaintiff. Plaintiff’s demand was $1M.

Creel v. School Bus Company

Plaintiff awarded $226k after rejecting a pre-trial offer of $225k.

Awards and Accolades