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Douglas Brooks Rohan
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Douglas Rohan’s Legal Cases

28 total

  • $1,200,000 workers' compensation case

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Outcome:
    Case settled for $1.2 million
    Description:
    A young man was working for a local electric company when his harness failed and he fell from the top of a telephone pole. He should have died. However, excellent medical work by an outstanding surgeon saved his life and his ability to walk. However, as the father to four young children, we had to ensure that his medical and financial needs would be taken care of for the rest of his life.
  • State v. A.V.C. (DUI reduced to reckless)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 09, 2012
    Outcome:
    DUI Reduced to Reckless
    Description:
    Driver charged with speeding 53 in a 35 and DUI. Driver refused to provide a breath sample. Case reduced to Reckless Driving, no jail time and and saved his driving privileges.
  • Lara's Truck v. V.H. (Arrest Warrant Dismissed)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Outcome:
    Client exonerated, no warrant issued
    Description:
    Car dealer accused my client of stealing or hiding a vehicle that they wanted to repossess, known as Interfering with Secured Collateral. My client said that the company already came by and repossessed the vehicle, which the dealership denied. An arrest warrant hearing was held in front of a Magistrate Judge where the burden of proof for the dealership is only a civil "preponderance of the evidence" standard - basically 50%+1. Investigative work showed that the vehicle was in an accident the day after my client alleged it was repossessed. In obtaining a copy of the police report, it was determined that the brother of the dealership owner was at the wheel of the car and was cited for DUI. My client was exonerated and no warrant was issued.
  • M.G. v. Island Management Co & Wausau Ins. ($160k Workers' comp case)

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Date:
    Apr 06, 2012
    Outcome:
    Settled for $160,000.00
    Description:
    Resolved a workers' compensation claim for $160,000.00. Offer with prior counsel was $25,000. She experienced excessive sweating after a failed shoulder surgery and we were able to get her to a specialist who diagnosed a nerve injury resulting from her shoulder surgery. After an operation halted the excessive upper body sweating, we were able to reach a mutual agreement on the remaining factors of the claim.
  • S. S. v. Express Personnel Services ($162k Workers' Comp case)

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Date:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Outcome:
    Case settled for $162,000.00
    Description:
    Client retained our services after receiving initial medical treatment on an accepted claim. However, post-surgical complications kept him from improving. Insurance felt that the complaints were not related to the original claim, suspended his benefits and threatened to cut off medical treatment. After working through my church to obtain sleeping accommodations at an extended stay motel and some groceries, we were able to get him back on his feet and resolve his claim for $162,000.00. He will need long term comprehensive pain management, but at least his financial needs are met in the near term.
  • STATE v. M.T. (Case Dismissed before trial)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed before trial
    Description:
    Wife had been psychologically victimized by her husband over a period of two years while husband was carrying on an affair with an 18 year old, eventually fathering two children during the affair. When confronted about the existence of the children, husband repeatedly denied it until finally the evince was incontrovertible. After finally admitting the existence of the children, wife slapped husband. Husband then called cops and filed a Family Violence battery charge. Because the slap left a mark, wife could not use the defense of "opprobrious language" - incited or goaded into violence, which only applies in Simple Battery cases. First Defense attorney worked out a deal for 6 months probation and domestic violence counseling. Unsatisfied with the terms, client hired me to take over the defense of the claim. Within 10 days, we obtained a certified letter from the State that all charges were dropped against the wife.
  • STATE v. D. B. (Pre-trial diversion preserved)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Outcome:
    Salvaged pre-trial dismissal after positive screen
    Description:
    Client was cited for Minor in Possession of Alcohol. Accepted into pre-trial diversion. Upon being tested at his first appointment, he tested positive for something other than alcohol. Parents had not been aware of any other problem now realized they were facing something bigger six months before Defendant's 18th birthday. They decided to abandon pre-trial diversion and send Defendant to out of state in patient rehab for 6 months, followed by 6 months at a half-way house. Based on the glowing recommendations of his therapists and his successful participation in a comprehensive treatment, the State agreed to uphold the participation in Pre-trial diversion and granted a dismissal of the charges.
  • State v. M.T. (Case Dismissed before trial)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed before trial
    Description:
    Accused of Shoplifting. Facts show that items were moved past the final point of sale. Based on the total sum, the charge was a felony. After pre-trial negotiations, District Attorney agreed to dismiss charges.
  • State v. F.A. (Charges dismissed before trial)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 09, 2012
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed before trial
    Description:
    Bench Warrant issued for Criminal Trespass and Simple Battery. Quashed warrant and had all charges dismissed at pre-trial conference before our trial date.
  • State v. B.D. (charges dismissed at trial)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Outcome:
    Charges dismissed
    Description:
    Despite several reasonable offers for pre-trial diversion, my client was determined to have his day in court. We both agreed he was wrongly accused and had a great chance to win at trial. On the day of trial, the State failed to produce any witnesses to contradict my client's testimony, so they dismissed the case.