Craig Dunkin has been practicing for over 32 years, spanning a wide range of fields, and has tried jury cases to verdict as well as bench trials and binding arbitrations to final decision. Craig has handled (pre-litigation, discovery, mediation, law and motion, trial, appeal) thousands of bodily injury cases for insurers and institutional clients, including:
- Premises liability (including shopping centers, industrial facilities, homes, apartments, hotels, restaurants and retail stores);
- Auto (including uninsured motorist, commercial, and app-based ride share operators);
- Property damage (including water and fire damage, and HOA liability);
- Construction site accidents;
- Assaults by security guards and unknown assailants; and
- Product liability (including flammable substances and automotive liability by manufacturers).
These bodily injury cases have involved a wide range of exposures, from eight figures on down.
Craig’s recent experience has also involved working for a major consumer-level storage company on cases involving theft, bodily injury, unlawful detainer, alleged unlawful lien sales and restraining orders against unruly customers.
Over the last 10 years, Craig has litigated dozens of cases on behalf of worker’s compensation carriers enforcing liens in third-party tort actions.
Craig has also litigated several cases in these fields:
- Habitability cases on behalf of landlords;
- Large-exposure wildfire cases;
- HOA cases (disputes between members, property damage);
- Legal malpractice;
- Toxic tort (asbestos, benzene, silica); and
- Express indemnity disputes between contracting parties.
- Craig has tried one theft case to a defense verdict and obtained a dismissal on another theft claim after a successful motion in limine.
- Craig recently obtained a $5,000,000 recovery for a workers’ compensation carrier seeking lien reimbursement and has obtained several other six-figure recoveries.
Craig earned his Juris Doctor in 1990 from Loyola Law School and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UCLA in 1987.